I just registered for a membership on a site called The Second Road. I’ll give you the description of the site in The Second Road’s own words “We are a free non-profit online community BY and FOR people in recovery from addictions of all kinds. We welcome people of ALL stages of recovery using ANY method that works for them.”
This site caught my attention at first because it looks cool but The Second Road is much more than a cool looking website.
It is starting a true addiction recovery community feel amongst it’s members. All members create their own page and have the ability to write quick updates in a recovery journal which they can share with others or keep private. This feature is really great because it gives the feel of sharing at a meeting.
You post an entry in your journal and if you choose to make it public it is put on the members journal page which allows everyone to see it and those who have a response can respond on your page. It’s a really neat set up.
There aren’t that many members right now so it still has that smaller community feel to it. I did happen to see a couple of familiar names on the member list such as Bottlecappie and The Junky’s Wife which made me smile.
As membership grows I can see myself spending a lot of time on The Second Road.