Moderated online alcohol support groups
Monument members get unlimited access to daily virtual support groups related to sobriety or moderation. Support groups are a safe space to connect with people who get who you’re going through. Browse a few of our groups below.Join Monument
How it works
Encouragement and accountability from people who get it.
Become a Monument member
Join Monument for just $14.99/month to access unlimited support groups, a digital resource library, and insurance-covered clinical care. Learn more here.
Join anonymously, or not – your choice
Participation in groups is completely voluntary, and you can choose to remain anonymous for the entire duration of the online meeting if you prefer.
Continue the conversation 24/7
After your session is finished, you will be able to chat in a private channel with other group members.
Upcoming support group sessions
Join Monument to register for unlimited groups each week. Our sessions are available 7 days a week and cover several topics.
Navigating sobriety or moderation for women
EVERY MONDAY AT 10:00PM, WEDNESDAY AT 10:00AM AND FRIDAY AT 5:00PM EST
Women face a unique set of challenges in navigating sobriety and moderation. Join the discussion about gender-specific topics such as stigma, trauma, and gender inequalities. All expressions of female identity are welcome.
Coach moderatorAngel Shifter
Utilizing self-care to reach our goals
EVERY SUNDAY AT 8:45PM AND FRIDAY AT 6:00PM EST
Drinking is something we do, not who we are. Join the discussion about understanding our self-worth and getting to know our true selves without alcohol.
Coach moderatorKelly Gallagher
Navigating sobriety or moderation for men
EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 10:00AM EST
Men face a unique set of challenges in navigating sobriety and moderation. Join the discussion about gender-specific topics such as recognizing our feelings, encouraging vulnerability, and beyond. All expressions of male identity are welcome.
Coach moderatorMark ZaussSee bio
Group meditation and mindfulness practice
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AT 1:00PM EST
From reducing stress and cravings to improving overall mood, mindfulness and meditation can play a meaningful role in changing your relationship with alcohol. Join this weekly guided meditation session to practice in a group environment, and gain mindfulness tips for everyday life.
Coach moderatorCarol Burton
Practicing self-compassion while changing your relationship with alcohol
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AT 7:30PM EST
If you're navigating feelings of guilt or shame, you are not alone. Join the discussion about processing these complex emotions, cultivating self-forgiveness, and celebrating progress throughout your journey.
Coach moderatorBenjamin (Ben) Luskin
Navigating sobriety or moderation as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC)
EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT 7:00PM EST
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) face a unique set of challenges in navigating sobriety and moderation. Join an honest discussion about how racial trauma and oppression can impact drinking behaviors, and how we can work through it together.
Coach moderatorBarbara Vaughan
Navigating sobriety or moderation in the LGBTQIA+ community
EVERY THURSDAY AT 8:00AM AND SATURDAY AT 8:00PM EST
Queer communities experience higher rates of alcohol dependence and deserve a space to discuss the impact of drinking within the community. Join other LGBTQIA+ folks in an affirming discussion about how we can navigate sobriety and moderation together.
Coach moderatorJoseph Melendez
Addressing anxiety while managing your drinking
EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5:00PM EST
If you're feeling anxious, you are not alone. Anxiety and drinking are often interconnected. Join a candid conversation about building coping skills to address anxious feelings while navigating sobriety or moderation.
Coach moderatorMilo LeGendre
Making progress together: For family, friends, and those in recovery
EVERY 2ND & 4TH SATURDAY AT 12:00PM EST
One of the most effective strategies for achieving sobriety or moderation is engaging with friends and family. This group is for those looking to cut back on drinking and those supporting them. Join the discussion about how to better understand one another and support each other throughout this journey.
Coach moderatorBarbara Vaughan
Navigating long-term sobriety together
EVERY TUESDAY AT 8:00PM AND THURSDAY AT 9:00PM EST
If cutting out alcohol entirely best supports your health and wellness goals, you are not alone. Join an encouraging conversation about how to achieve and maintain a sober lifestyle that you love.
Coach moderatorStephanie Charles
Adult children of parents with AUD
EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 3:00PM EST
Growing up with a parent with unhealthy drinking habits can have a tremendous impact on our own relationship with alcohol. Join an honest discussion about healing from past experiences, unlearning negative beliefs, and breaking the cycle of unhealthy alcohol use.
Coach moderatorAngel Shifter
Monument Live — Addressing the Trends & Understanding the Impact of Alcohol on Women’s Health
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT
Featuring Marissa Glennon (Founder & CEO @ Weekday Vibes) and leaders from Monument’s clinical team, this event will address the alarming trend brought to light in a recent JAMA study demonstrating that the rate women are likely to die from alcohol-related deaths increased by 14.7% between 2018 and 2020. We’ll discuss the key things to know to combat the impact of alcohol on women’s health. What's Monument Live? An expert-led virtual event series exploring the intersection of drinking and culture designed to help those impacted directly or indirectly by alcohol use disorder learn, connect, and navigate the recovery journey in an informative and fun way.Join Monument
Monument Live — Holiday Series Part 1: Managing Holiday Stress Without Alcohol
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @ 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT
Featuring a specialist in stress management from the Monument clinical team, we’ll discuss tactics for navigating triggers and stress that may induce over-drinking during the holiday season. What's Monument Live? An expert-led virtual event series exploring the intersection of drinking and culture designed to help those impacted directly or indirectly by alcohol use disorder learn, connect, and navigate the recovery journey in an informative and fun way.Join Monument
Monument HR — Leading by Example: Keys to Hosting a Recovery-Friendly Holiday Party
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 @ 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Featuring a thought leader from the sober event space and a Monument clinical team member, this event will discuss the key things to know for hosting recovery-friendly events. What's Monument HR? A virtual event series dedicated to HR and Benefits leaders to help them navigate the new age of recovery-friendly events.Join Monument
Monument HR — Leading by Example: The Ins and Outs of the Non-Alcoholic Beverage Movement
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 @ 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Featuring a leading voice from the non-alcoholic space and a Monument clinical team member, this event will highlight the latest trends in the non-alcoholic beverage movement and share tips for making all employees feel included in company events. What's Monument HR? A virtual event series dedicated to HR and Benefits leaders to help them navigate the new age of recovery-friendly events.Join Monument
Monument Live — Holiday Series Part 2: Creating Meaningful Connections During the Holidays
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 @ 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT
Featuring a specialist in interpersonal connection, we’ll explore tips and tricks for connecting with friends & family without alcohol during the holiday season. What's Monument Live? An expert-led virtual event series exploring the intersection of drinking and culture designed to help those impacted directly or indirectly by alcohol use disorder learn, connect, and navigate the recovery journey in an informative and fun way.Join Monument
Disclaimer: Our peer support services do not constitute clinical or licensed therapy or other health care services. Our moderators help monitor and facilitate conversation. No patient provider relationship is established between the moderator and individuals as result of individuals' participation in the peer support services. If you need counseling or therapy services please contact a licensed provider. If this is a medical emergency, call 911.
Frequently asked Questions
Everything you need to know about Monument's online alcohol support groups
How do I register for a Monument support group?
You can enroll in Monument’s Community Membership to register for unlimited support groups. Community Membership is just $14.99/month, with the option to add on insurance-covered therapy and physician care with medication-assisted treatment. Support groups cover a range of topics including self-confidence in recovery, alcohol dependence and mental health, turning a sobriety challenge into a lifestyle, and many more. You can select the groups you’re interested in and register for up to 4 sessions per group at a time. If you find a group (or multiple!) you love, you can also add it to your favorites and make it a consistent part of your alcohol treatment program.
What topics are discussed in Monument support groups?
Monument’s alcohol support groups cover a range of topics related to changing your relationship with alcohol, including practicing self care in recovery, how alcohol dependence affects our mental health, navigating relationship challenges, managing your drinking habits through moderation, working towards alcohol abstinence, and so much more. With each online meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other members on their own treatment journey, navigating similar challenges. You are not alone!
How much does a Monument online support group cost?
Support groups are included in Monument’s $14.99/month membership fee. After enrolling in Community Membership you can join unlimited groups for no additional cost.
What can I expect in Monument’s online alcohol support groups?
Monument support groups are hour-long moderated virtual meetings on topics related to changing your relationship with alcohol. You can join a support group meeting with your camera on or off, and can choose to remain anonymous. You will never be called on to share.
Here’s how the virtual meetings are structured:
- Moderator introduction (5min): The moderator will introduce themselves, their role, and the purpose of the group.
- Optional community introductions (5-10min): Group members will introduce themselves if they want to, share their pronouns, and bring up any specific topics they would like to discuss.
- Group discussion (30-40min): The moderator will facilitate an open discussion on the support group topic. You will never be called on to share.
- Closing (5min): The moderator will close out the group with final thoughts and any next steps.
Do I have to talk or have my camera on in a Monument support group meeting?
When joining any online support group meeting, you will never be asked to turn on your camera or microphone. Participation is completely voluntary, and you can choose to remain anonymous for the entire duration of the online meeting if you prefer.
Why choose an online alcohol support group?
An online alcohol support group can provide invaluable accountability and encouragement throughout your sobriety or moderation journey. Connecting with others who share a similar experience can be a profound and empowering experience. A digital support group allows you the flexibility to join from wherever you are, and the option to participate as anonymously as you’d like. You can join with your camera on or off, share through voice or chat, or just listen in.
How do I choose an online alcohol support group?
The experts at Monument recommend trying out as many of our groups as possible to see which moderators, group environments, and themes resonate with you most. Monument offers over 60+ free moderated support groups per week on a wide variety of topics. Whatever topic looks most interesting to you is a great place to start. Many Monument members are part of several groups and join whatever group is taking place when they’re looking for some extra support. Over time, you might find yourself returning to a particular group and creating bonds with the other group members who will continue to support you throughout your journey. You may also want to explore an identity-based group that fits with your own identity and needs.
Can a support group help me stop drinking?
Monument groups build upon evidence that shows peer encouragement and accountability can help reduce heavy drinking.1 Being able to get and give support to others can have an incredible impact on your sobriety or moderation journey. You can also learn wisdom from expert moderators and get tips and tools that will help you stay committed to your goals.
- Harvard Medical School Recovery Research Institute. “Is Alcoholics Anonymous religious, spiritual, neither? Findings from 25 years of mechanisms of behavior change research, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27718303/.” Accessed Jun, 16. 2022.