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Social media recovery groups

Discussion in 'Other Recovery Support Groups' started by remnant, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. remnant

    remnant Community Champion

    In this era where social media is all the rage, recovering addicts can take advantage of these platforms to exchange ideas and monitor each others' recovery. The reason behind this is that localised offline groups are not easy to coalesce since the individuals are in disparate locations and convergence of time and purpose is not assured. These groups could even mature and initiate other noble causes like rehab outreach and networking for other social and economic activities. Do you know of any such groups?
  2. Zyni

    Zyni Community Champion

    I don't know of any groups like this. I'm not sure how "private" it would be in a social media setting. I suppose people could create separate accounts for such purposes, so it isn't tied to their pages that link to family and friends. I think privacy is very important here.

    The premise is good, I think. If it means the difference between someone finding support or not then I'm for it.
  3. LoveEcho

    LoveEcho Community Champion

    There's also support groups for those whose life has been deeply affected by social media... Like, stalking, revenge porn, and videos that have severely damaged one's life. To help then deal with the effects of the dark side of the web.
  4. Zyni

    Zyni Community Champion

    Wow, what a shame. Yet, these sites keep collecting more and more personal information. It's irresponsible.

    I would definitely want to find some ways to protect privacy closely for people attempting to create a social media support group. I don't know if that's even really possible these days.

    *Edit: I mean it's a shame that those groups are necessary.
  5. LoveEcho

    LoveEcho Community Champion

    Yes, it is a shame that we need them. SyFy even has a new show called "The Internet Ruined My Life," it features real interviews of people whose lives have been ruined by social media. It's important to understand how things we say online can severely impact out lives.

    There's also lots of support groups for revenge porn victims.

    http://thirdparent.com/help-for-revenge-porn-victims/
  6. Zyni

    Zyni Community Champion

    Wow. Yeah, that's awful. I think social media outlets need to do more to protect their members.

    An online support groups sounds like a good idea at first glance, logistically speaking. After this info... I'd be very cautious.