October 6th marks the 9th birthday of InTheRooms.com, an online platform for people in recovery from every conceivable addiction, to connect from all over the world. Not only do you get the chance to meet people from around the world, but you also get to experience real live recovery right alongside them, through the hundreds of live online, interactive video meetings they offer, completely free!
Kenny Pomerance, one of the sites co-founders says, “When RT and I first started InTheRooms.com, we never envisioned it being like this. Although the live video meetings were in our original plans, after a while, we dropped the idea because it was too difficult technically to pull off. Then, we came across our tech partner, Tokbox who had a platform that we were able to integrate with, and the rest is history! Live video meetings are a Recovery game changer! There’s no excuse ever, for not being able to get to a meeting!”
Co-founder Ron Tannabaum adds, “However, InTheRooms.com is much more than a live online meeting site. Some of our other features include, a Daily E-Meditation, Speaker Tape Library, Free iPhone and Android Apps, a free Afternoon Affirmations App, Discussion Boards, Weekly HITCH Newsletter, a Burning Desire Button and one of the top Recovery Blogs in world, the I Love Recovery Café at www.ILoveRecovery.com.” (That great website is us of course!)
This site is so much bigger than RT and Kenny ever imagined. InTheRooms has connected people that probably would never have met before! The best part, is that they’re still in our infancy…there’s so much more for them to do. Kenny adds “It’s been 9 years, a lifetime in the Internet age, but we’re not going anywhere. “
Indeed the recovery forefathers predicted that technology would play a major role in the future of recovering people. The founder of AA, Bll W. himself said, in an article for the Grapevine in November 1960, “Nothing matters more to AA’s future welfare than the manner in which we use the colossus of modern communication. Used unselfishly and well, it can produce results surpassing our present imagination.” And now with a 12 step program (and non 12 step fellowships) for every possible addiction, unbeknownst to Bill, this would also apply to those programs.
You can’t fully appreciate what we are trying to tell you about InTheRooms.com until you see it for yourself. So, why not head over to www.InTheRooms.com today and see the treasure trove of resources on offer, and perhaps wish them a happy birthday on their facebook page this Friday!