How to Use the BOOM Community for Support to Stop Drinking Alcohol or Just Slow Down
There are many websites and apps that offer coaching and community support to stop drinking alcohol in a style that is very different from the AA 12 step tradition. The BOOM Rethink the Drink community is based on interacting in a blog-style format. We are glad that you have found us here at BOOM and hope that you will find the solutions that you’re looking for here.
Everyone who joins our community is here to either cut back on their drinking or stop altogether. We’re here to tackle the challenge of living dry, or mostly dry, in a very wet world. In other words, we are here to redefine who we are and how we live on our own terms.
We offer a private community website at www.boomrethinkthedrink.com, an app ( Download the Mighty Networks app and search Boom Rethink the Drink Community), and a public blog, Boozemusings, that is an archive of many of our stories, experience, tips, and tools. This post is from that blog, Boozemusings, and it will serve as a resource with answers to frequently asked questions to help you get started in using BOOM.
While you are in the BOOM Rethink the Drink community, which is completely private and we encourage you to make it more so by setting up an anonymous profile, you will often see posts like this one pop up from our public blog. This explains in detail how to tell the difference between the two Understanding the Difference Between Boom and Boozemusings .
But first, before reading anything else, you may want to start getting to know our community and how we work together to support each other.
Please take a minute to set up an anonymous profile – this explains how Thoughts on Anonymity, Profile Pictures and that “Share Something Amazing” Prompt
And check your notifications settings so that you are not suddenly buried in email notifications from Mighty Networks, our host – Setting up Your email notifications
And if you are here to work toward Moderate Drinking goals please give this post a quick read so that you know How to Use the Moderate Drinking Group in BOOM
Our setup in BOOM is similar to Facebook in that we have a home feed where all of the posts for the day show up. You can start posting right away on that home feed, ask the community a question, or start reading and commenting on the posts that you see. Please feel comfortable asking any questions you may have on the home feed https://boom-rethink-the-drink.mn.co/feed. Remember we are private and you are anonymous here.
You can write as much or as little as you’d like in your posts. Start by telling us why you’re here. What do you hope to achieve? The more you share the more you’ll learn about yourself and the more we’ll be able to offer support and ideas. We’re a real give-and-take community. If you spend some time here daily reading and writing you will find that you begin to figure out what you need to do and how to do it
Please post often. ( this explains posting How Posting Works )
Once you’ve had a chance to look around and get comfortable please read the following posts to help you further understand how to use the BOOM Community
And Here are some posts with tools to help you get started. You will find lots of resources here to help you get your drinking under control, or to stop altogether, but your biggest resource is your commitment to change, and our community.
The following Screen Shots and posts should answer any additional questions you may have
Let’s Rethink the Drink and move forward together.
If you have any question about our code of behavior you’ll find it here Member Guidlines
Rewrite your narrative. Each day as you work it through, spend a bit of time here telling your story, listening to ours, and deciding for yourself which way your life will go.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
“Freedom began on the day the first sheep wandered away from the herd.”
― Marty Rubin