Sober Resources

Sober Homes:
    • Intervention America: National Directory

   A web site for finding sober living or transitional housing in the United States.

    • Oxford House, Inc

   The Oxford House is a nationwide not-for-profit organization self-
   supporting and drug free homes.
   1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 300
   Silver Spring, MD
   Phone:  301- 587-2916  
   Toll Free:  800-689-6411   


    • Anchorage Transitional Living

   Transitional Living for Men
   655 Glendale Ave. Prescott, AZ. 86303
   Office Cell: 928.273.3936
   Office: 928.445.4327
   Contact: Steve Emery


    • New Step Sober Living Homes

   Certified sober living homes with live-in recovery coaches in Palm Springs
   Email: George Thalwitzer at

    • Malibu Beach Sober Living

   Phone: Charlie Bentz, 310.924.0780

New Jersey:

    • Park Bench Counseling Sober Living

   1810 Shore Road, Northfield, New Jersey
   Phone: 888.629.3330 (24 Hours a Day)

    • Middle River North

   Toms River, New Jersey
   Phone: Dan and Juan, 732.703.6422

New York City:

    • Serenity New York

   Men and Women’s Sober Living and Transitional Residences in
   Chelsea, Tribeca and SoHo
   Phone: 888.535.8323 (24 Hours a Day)

Sober Sites:


    • Alcohol Awareness Council

   The Alcohol Awareness Council is dedicated to informing the public about
   the use and  abuse of alcohol.


   ConsumerAffairs recognizes that, for some, entering rehab can be the first step in
   the journey back to health and wellness and that choosing a rehab – be it for
   drug addition or alcoholism – can be difficult. Our research team has developed
   a comprehensive guide to help make the task less daunting.

Sober Blogs:
    • Addicted to Dimes

   Catherine Lyon’s gambling addiction blog.

    • Addiction Blog 

   ‘A’ is for addiction, a comprehensive blog covering trends and discoveries
   in both chemical and behavioral addiction treatment.

    • Addiction Inbox 

   A blog written by Dirk Hanson, former Senior Contributing Editor
   of The Fix, that contains articles and health studies about the science
   behind substance abuse.

    • Brain Posts 

   A blog devoted to analysis and commentary on research
   in clinical neuroscience, including the effects of drugs and alcohol,
   by research psychiatrist Bill Yates.

    • Conflict Management Blog

   Cinnie Noble is the founder of CINERGY® Coaching, a division of
   Noble Solutions Inc. She is a lawyer, mediator, certified coach,
   and a former social worker who has studied and practiced
   a range of conflict management services for over 20 years. Her blog is
   a step by step guide on over coming conflict.

    • College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
      Community Website

   A blog run by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence that provides  
   information on substance abuse research, treatment, and related issues.

    • Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery News 

   A blog written from the addict’s point of view on behalf of the Dawn Farm  
   community of programs, providing news and articles on addiction and recovery.

    • Discovering Alcoholics 

   A personal blog by a recovering alcoholic,
   ranging from news and celebrity commentary to whimsical musings.

    • Drinking Diaries 

   A blog about women and drinking, with contributions from
   such writers as Jennifer Egan, Julie Powell and Kathryn Harrison.

    • Drug Monkey 

   A blog written by an anonymous drug researcher
   at the National Institutes of Health about ‘careerism in science’ and drugs.

    • Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise 


    • Neuroanthropology 

   A blog written by two anthropological academics that includes
   coverage of drugs and addiction.

    • Neurological Correlates 

   A blog written by an anonymous biopharmaceutical industry insider
   that focuses on issues related to dysfunctional behavior, such as addiction.

    • Parent Pathway 

   Three moms whose children struggle with substance abuse
   share their experiences.

    • Peeling the Onion Blog

   Peeling The Onion, a blog by Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson.
   It invites you to take a personal look at the lives we really live,
   how we think about ourselves, and what shapes our day and
   influences our decisions. You’ll learn to look at and deal with
   difficult situations, challenge past assumptions, and discover how
   changing your mind can change your world.

    • Recovery People 

   An Austin-based weekly podcast for the Recovery Community,
   featuring activists, authors, artists, researchers, thought leaders,
   and other newsmakers.

    • The Recovering You 

   Written by Rachel, the wife of an addict and someone who was brought up
   by an addict. She writes from the place of her own recovery, and the
   recovery of her husband – nearly 8 years clean. Her journey has given her
   two invaluable gifts – 1) empathy for those living with addiction 2) a desire
   to support and empower those who want to recover from a life of living with
   an addiction or an addicted loved one.

    • Suboxone Talk Zone: A Suboxone Blog 

   Questions and Answers about Opioid Dependence and Buprenorphine

    • Un Wrapping Minds 

   From the desk of Naghma Khan, a Clinical & Addictions Psychologist
   in India, she writes the blog about how to deal with the negative emotions
   of life? You can contact her at her email:

Smart and Sober People:

Larry M. Barber, LPC-S, CT
Since the deaths of Larry’s wife, Cindy and their two-year old daughter Katie in May 1993, Larry and his two surviving children have received support, comfort, encouragement and knowledge about the grief process from countless friends, family members and fellow mourners sent into their lives. He feels an obligation to pass along the same support, comfort, encouragement and knowledge about grief to others who are struggling after the death of a loved one. The author of Grief Is Another Expression of Love and Love Never Dies and he is also a blogger. For more information call Larry at 972-960-9981, ext 108, and visit his blog at

Diane Cameron
Diane Cameron is an award-winning writer and journalist, and spiritual director and advocate for family caregivers. She has written extensively about the history of addiction, and she teaches about addiction, recovery and caregiving. Her new book, Out of the Woods is a woman’s guide to long-term recovery. Website:

Ronald Cohen, MD
Family Focused Solutions Psychiatrist
“When families come to me for help, I assume they have problems not because there is something inherently wrong with them, but because they’ve gotten stuck — stuck with a structure whose time has passed and a story that no longer works.”

Melissa Costello
A Nutritional Educator and Wellness Coach (NHI & Spencer Institute), Melissa works one on one with clients teaching them how to live a happier, healthier life through a plant-based, whole foods diet. Website:

Dina Enberg, RAS
Dina is a Registered Addiction Specialist with over 15 years of combined personal and professional experience in the field of addiction treatment. Dina’s commitment to being an example that living a life in recovery is far from boring has made her one of the most sought after Sober Coaches in the U.S.

Dan Griffin
Dan has been in recovery for almost 20 years, and watched men struggle with some very powerful demons in their sobriety. Author of A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps, and a new book soon to be released. Contact Dan by email at: Website:

Heidi Grant Halvorson
Social psychologist Halvorson, a blogger for Psychology Today and assistant professor of psychology at Lehigh University, tackles attainment of goals in every area of life from relationships to sports.

Ella Hutchinson, MA, LPC
Ella is a Licensed Professional Christian Counselor certified in treating sex addiction and specializes in counseling partners of sexual addicts. She practices at Comfort Christian Consulting, PLLC, in Houston Texas.

Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
Author of the classic book: Feel the Fear, and Do It Anyway.

Jay Levin, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Patrick Kennedy

Ali Shapiro
You don’t need more nutrition information: You need more understanding. You don’t need another diet book. You need to author your own. Ali Shapiro’s website, Truce with Food, is about creating a space for you to learn how to create a plot twist in the trajectory of your eating, body acceptance and self-worth. Her site will teach you a philosophy and process about rethinking you have to fight food and yourself to achieve the results you want. You’ll learn how to revise food and weight from a battle to an adventure of a lifetime.

Rebecca Smith, M.Ed
Rebecca’s background (education, work experience and personal life history) makes her especially adept at Professional Coaching. Rebecca rose to the top of her field while working as the Marketing Director, Internal Coach, Clinical Interventionist and Yoga Therapist for 15 years in a NGO. She owned her own Seattle-based consulting and publishing company for seven years. She is a Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. Rebecca is a licensed, Certified Chemical Dependency Professional in Washington State and with The Association of Addiction Professionals and is a Board Registered Interventionist. Rebecca is also certified and registered as a Hatha Yoga Instructor with Ananda Yoga and Yoga Alliance, having lived four years in a yoga international community.

Michael J. Speakman, L.I.S.A.C.
The Parents of Addicted Loved Ones Group was founded by Mike Speakman, in July of 2006. Mike started PAL because he saw the need for continuing education and support for parents trying to save a son or daughter from addiction. Mike is presently on staff at Calvary Addiction Recovery Center, an affordable faith-based Treatment Center for substance abuse and problem gambling. In his private practice, Mike provides focused family coaching sessions and he can be reached at 602.284.1411 or Website:

Dr. Henry Steinberger
A licensed psychologist in private practice in Madison Wisconsin. Dr Steinberger specializes in non 12-step or secular approaches to habits, addiction and recovery. Dr Steinberger is an advisor to SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) and authored The SMART Recovery Handbook (2nd Ed, 2004). He also supports Moderation Management and other secular and science-based self-empowering mutual-support groups. Website:

Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D.
Dr Surrey is a clinical psychologist and a Founding Scholar of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Stone Center, Wellesley College, collaborating with others top on psychologists, trying to break free from what they felt were the damaging effects for women of traditional therapy. She is on the faculty of the Andover-Newton Theological School. Dr. Surrey has been consulting and teaching Relational-Cultural Theory nationally and internationally for over 20 years, and has been working to synthesize Buddhist and relational psychology. She has co-authored or co-edited a number of books. Email:

Mikelann Valterra
As a money coach and Certified Financial Recovery coach, Mikelann works with many amazing people on their relationship to money. Often times, her clients feel as if money is their “final frontier”—while they’ve done work on many areas of their lives, money remains frustrating and confusing. Website:

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Bob is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development with Elements Behavioral Health. Mr. Weiss is an author and subject expert on the relationship between digital technology and human sexuality. Website:

Ray Williams
Ray Williams was born in a Prisoner of War Camp as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II in Hong Kong. His entire family spent almost 5 years in this camp, enduring a harsh and painful existence. This experience of extreme adversity had a great influence on Ray and his understanding of what it takes to persevere, survive, be successful and be happy. Website:

Andrew Tatarsky. Ph.D.
Dr Tatarsky is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of substance misuse. He has devoted his career to developing a comprehensive understanding of the broad spectrum of substance use problems and an integrative harm reduction psychotherapy approach to treating this spectrum. This treatment is described in his book, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems, and several professional papers and book chapters that extend the approach. Harm reduction is a revolutionary framework for addressing substance misuse and addiction and other potentially risky behaviors that does not require abstinence. He is the director of The Center of Optimal Living, in New York City. He can be reached at: Phone: 212.213.8905.
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William White
William L. White is an Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems and the Lighthouse Institute and past-chair of the Board of Recovery Communities United. Bill has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies and has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as an outreach worker, counselor, clinical director, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 16 books. His book, Slaying the Dragon—The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, received the McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery. His papers and monographs are available at: