People Helping People 24/7
The Daily Pledge is a free, online social community, made possible by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, that provides a source of support and fellowship to those touched by or concerned about the disease of addiction. The Daily Pledge provides healthy daily activities on the home page, which are viewable to all who might benefit from seeing others "recover out loud." To participate in the home page activities (i.e. add your own publicly visible comments), become a member by completing our quick, free signup. After logging in as a member, you will also get access to safe and private discussions, online meetings, live chat and more.
Seeking recovery? In recovery? Love someone in or seeking recovery? This is YOUR community!
Interact with others who are establishing and sustaining lives and families free from addiction. Access chats, online meetings and discussion boards that address your specific areas of interest any day, any time, from anywhere. You control your anonymity settings.
A Special Note to Family & Friends
This community's members include both people with addiction AND family and friends of people with addiction. The Daily Pledge is for everyone with any kind of stake or interest in recovery and mental health. Our experience is that people with diverse experiences are able to help each other in unique and valuable ways. So, if you're a loved one and wondering whether this is the place for you, the answer is an emphatic YES!
Our Community's Rich History
This community launched on Dec. 4, 2000, as a private website called Sober24. Founded by Greg Wright and another man named Rick (best known by the username capecod), Sober24 was one of the earliest online recovery support sites.
Following Mr. Wright's death, the inspirational publisher Guideposts took over stewardship of the community, only to turn it over to Hazelden a few years later, in February 2010. In 2012, the community gratefully inherited members from another community - Families Facing Addiction - and re-launched on a new platform with a new name: Hazelden's Social Community—changed to Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Social Community in 2014.
In 2016, we again changed platforms and names, becoming The Daily Pledge. A community member, who went by the username Yewlock, began a discussion thread on Sept.15, 2005, called The Daily Pledge, providing a place for anyone to stop by daily to commit to recovery for another 24 hours. The thread became the most popular feature of the community and has been attracting pledges every day since. Today, our community is designed around that healthy daily social activity.
About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults.
About the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy
The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy, a part of the larger Foundation, provides funding and oversight for The Daily Pledge. The Institute's mission is to provide a leading national voice on all issues related to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery and to facilitate conversation among those in recovery, those still suffering and society at large. We are committed to smashing stigma, shaping public policy and educating people everywhere about the problems of addiction and the promise of recovery.