Discovery Place, TN – 12-step literaturePage contents

Critical thought on recovery

Discovery Place links

volleyball: recreation at Discovery Place, TN

Discovery Place videos on the web

Recreation: Fun things Discovery Place guests get to do

Twelve-Step resources, general

Twelve-Step literature resources

Recovery-related projects (SF)

Here are links to all recovery-related sites and blogs created over the years and/or under development now.

  • Recovering from addiction at Discovery Place (The site you are now on) — A brand new blog that to include posts from DP alumni who are interested in doing some guest blogging
  • Nashville Recovery — A circa-2001 site with Nashville-area recovery resources, AA articles going back to AA’s beginning (Newsweek, Saturday Evening Post, Time Magazine, etc.), and more; the site has not been maintained in several years so there are some broken links and images (to be repaired soon)
  • AA Big Book online — A circa-2001 site featuring an online illustrated Big Book with pop-up definitions; the site has not been maintained in several years so there are some broken links and images (to be repaired soon)
  • 12 & 12 (Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions) online — Another circa-2001 site comprised of an online illustrated Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions, also featuring pop-up definitions of many terms; the site has not been maintained in several years so there are some broken links and images (to be repaired soon)
  • DP Test site: Recovery in Tennessee: A password-protected repository for revised/suggested DP web content; contains the beginnings of a glossary of Discovery Place-related terminology, suggestions for future DP web content, SEO guidelines, useful links & resources, and much more

Drupal 7 resources

The 2013 Discovery Place website has been created using the Drupal 7 platform. Here are some of the more useful guides, tutorials, FAQs, and other documents for anyone needing to learn Drupal 7 basics.

Drupal 7 SEO resources

Here are some useful guides to infusing Drupal 7 sites with SEO/web marketing strategy.

Link lists in progress

Drugs, recovery: Organizations

Cannabis Science, Inc.

Drugs, recovery: Well-known names

Sheff, David
“My Addicted Son,” a 2005 article by Sheff Sr. for the New York Times Magazine, resonated so much with readers that it gave rise to a memoir, Beautiful Boy. Published in 2008, that account of one family’s struggle with an addicted member was a critical and commercial smash, topping the New York Times bestseller list and earning Sheff a nod in Time magazine’s 2009 list of the world’s most influential people, among other accolades.

Sheff, Nic

Excellent articles on addiction

David Sheff’s Addiction Manifesto – The Fix
In an exclusive interview, the acclaimed author of Beautiful Boy and Clean expounds on the disease model, AA and the recovery movement, the failures of US addiction treatment and drug policy—and our reasons for optimism.

My Addicted Son – New York Times
Article by David Sheff

Top recovery books

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy (David Sheff)
Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science — not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking.

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
Amazon Best of the Month, February 2008: From as early as grade school, the world seemed to be on Nic Sheff’s string. Bright and athletic, he excelled in any setting and appeared destined for greatness. Yet as childhood exuberance faded into teenage angst, the precocious boy found himself going down a much different path. Seduced by the illicit world of drugs and alcohol, he quickly found himself caught in the clutches of addiction. Beautiful Boy is Nic’s story, but from the perspective of his father, David.

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

Top recovery blogs

The Fix: Addiction and recovery, straight up


Lists of recovery sites

Source: Google search

The Best in Recovery Websites – Soberocity

Best Drug Addiction Blogs of 2013 – Residential Treatment Center

The 15 Best Alcoholism Health Blogs of 2013 – Healthline

Sober Blogs

Individual recovery sites from lists above


Addiction & Recovery News
This blog started as an email list of articles sent to Dawn Farm staff a few times a week. Our thinking was that if our staff read 10% of the articles we would have some of the most informed staff in the country. (This is still the audience we have in mind as we choose what to post.) The list grew to people outside of Dawn Farm and we kept getting requests for articles we sent months earlier, so a blog seemed to be the natural solution… Dawn Farm is a program with unique history, point of view and voice. We know that recovery is possible for even the most troubled addicts–addiction is a treatable illness. We also know that media coverage, research bias, and stigma often obscure this.

Addiction Inbox: The Science of Substance Abuse (Dirk Hanson) — Articles and health studies about drugs, addiction and alcoholism, including the most recent scientific and medical findings

CPDD Community Website – College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
CPDD has been in existence since 1929 and is the longest standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse. This site is intended to be an information resource on substance abuse research, treatment, and related issues for CPDD members, the public, and the media.

Discovering Alcoholic
You have probably already guessed by the site name that yes I am a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober without relapse since the fall of 94’ and I keep feeling better every day. I am proud of my recovery and often share this fact not as a boast, but in an attempt to lessen the stigma and encourage others to share in this confidence or feel more inclined to seek help. I started the site back in March of 2007 and it has been updated daily with very few exceptions since- it has become a big part of my recovery.

Drinking Diaries
Drinking Diaries is a forum for women to share, vent, express, and discuss their drinking stories without judgment. Whether you drink or not, are the child of an alcoholic or the mother of a future drinker, sip wine on occasion or binge drink for sport—we want to hear your story.

Guinevere Gets Sober: An award-winning, top-ranking addiction blog offering news, reviews, and straight talk about addiction and recovery

The Immortal Alcoholic
Details the effect of being a non-alcoholic person married to an end-stage alcoholic. Frustrations, trials, tribulation… and yet… there is comedy hidden in the insanity. This blog also provides useful insight and facts concerning the complexities of conflicting information.

Recovery Reflections

Sober in 100 Days

The Spirit of Recovery: Reflections on Recovery

What… Me Sober?
Hi, My name is Bill. I’m an alcoholic, addict and codependent. My sobriety date is September 14th, 1989… In short: Been there, done that… I’ve been writing about recovery in a variety of places for some years. A couple of years ago I started a blog related to Buddhism, and incorporated a bunch of articles and essays that I’d written as a sort of sideline. Those pages have gotten a bunch of hits, and a couple of the articles are quite popular around the Web, especially the one on Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS).


Individual recovery sites

Source: blogrolls on other recovery sites

Addiction Blog –
Addiction Blog is a network of writers and bloggers managed by Lee Weber. Contributors are industry leaders who are interested in the field of addiction treatment. We embrace new ideas and alternative therapies for the treatment of all types of addiction.

Life Without Beer Goggles: An alcoholism blog about the journey of living life sober