New York, NY (PressExposure) February 10, 2009 -- There's a new social networking site on the Internet for people who want to communicate with others around the world about various 12-step recovery programs and support groups.
InTheRooms.com is an online community designed specifically for individuals in recovery, people who are seeking recovery, and for the family, friends and allies supporting their loved ones in recovery. Since its launch in October 2008, the site has registered nearly 12,000 members and more than 50,000 years of total recovery time, a figure which is constantly increasing.
At the website, members can send messages to other members, create a list of friends and post comments on other people's pages, connect to others within their fellowship by participating in discussions and meeting new people, search for other people by fellowship, personal interests or by zip code, and create an online group for their home group and communicate and message everyone in the group at the same time.
"In The Rooms is much more than just another social networking site," said Ken Pomerance, the site's cofounder. "It really is a community of supportive members who are in recovery and who understand the trials and tribulations that come with battling the disease of addiction, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, eating disorders and much more."
Additional features of In The Rooms include automatically updated daily meditations, a speaker library with nearly 1,000 speaker tapes for download (and the ability for members to upload their own speaker tapes), announcements of member birthdays and recovery anniversaries, and a recording of singer Richie Supa's latest single, which as written especially for In The Rooms.
"Our goal was to create an environment for fun and fellowship for people in any of the 12-step recovery programs," said Pomerance, "and the response so far from members, and from the recovery community has been remarkable. We're committed to providing even more tools and resources for our members so their experience will be even better."