Wikipedia:WikiProject Addictions and recovery

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Welcome to WikiProject Addictions and recovery. This is the landing page for all those individuals seeking to collaborate on new projects within addictions and recovery on Wikipedia. This is a newish project, so there is much work to do. If you are both new to Wikipedia and new to recovery, feel free to look around and comment about topics that interest you or you feel should be expanded upon.

Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Addictions and recovery and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


  • Create, improve, update and classify existing and new articles related to addictions and recovery.


  • To create a project bridge engaging and discussing concepts of medical, psychiatric, and other health-influenced articles as they relate to addiction and recovery.

Open tasks[edit]


There are currently three places to look for contributors to this WikiProject. The best place to look is Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory/Description/WikiProject Addictions and recovery, which shows active editors in this area. The second place is Category:WikiProject Addictions and recovery members, which shows everyone who has tagged their user page. A third list is below.

To join the group simply, please add one of the following to your user page:

  1. [[Category:WikiProject Addictions and recovery members|{{subst:PAGENAME}}]]
  2. {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Addictions and recovery/userbox}}

Also, please add yourself here, and indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. DizzyRum (talk · contribs) I am an author, coach and speaker about sobriety, my name is Simon Chapple, I would like to help contribute by sharing any of my content or resources. I do not have a Wiki page and would appreciate assistance in creating one about my work and books and being listed as an author. 08:28, 29 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Mercurywoodrose (talk · contribs) I would like to add articles with a template, and maybe make new categories. Can we see if a programmer can create a talk page template for this? 04:10, 7 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. sondra.kinsey (talk · contribs) I am interested in improving history and finding scholarly reviews of addiction treatment programs and methods. 23:01, 10 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Scarpy (talk · contribs) because it's been too long. @Wikiworld2: and @Mercurywoodrose: you guys still around? Thanks to @Sondra.kinsey: for helping renew my interest. - Scarpy (talk) 20:23, 13 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Mramoeba (talk · contribs) Improving the quality of information available through reliable sources and keeping WP up to date on range of options for addicts and healthcare professionals on drug and alcohol recovery. Mramoeba (talk) 14:03, 15 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Babajobu (talk · contribs) Interested in sober living law and policy, philosophies of recovery (medication-assisted, 12-step, "smart recovery," etc), history of SAD, cellular biology of substances and medications, behavioral addictions, more. Babajobu (talk) 15:06, 12 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Cooccurrent (talk · contribs) Interests: Evidence-based tools (e.g. SMART Recovery, harm reduction, MAT). Constitutional protections for non-theists. Fighting stigma (e.g. promoting "person-first" and other recovery-centered language). Information behaviors in addiction recovery. Special needs (e.g. for POC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities) 20:43, 2 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Sarahbeau (talk · contribs) Interests: Evidence-based treatment, including the use of ORT for heroin and opiate addiction. Pharmaceutical drug addiction. The therapy and treatment for those with a dual diagnosis of addiction and another mental health diagnosis. Harm reduction. I'm new to wiki editing if anyone can show me the basics? Let's get this page active.

01:33, 30th May 2020 (GMT)


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Digital media use and mental health --[E.3][chat2][me] 14:08, 12 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New articles[edit]

Please list your new Addictions and recovery-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least 1,500 prose characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page. Articles must be nominated within seven days of creation (if worked on in Draft space or in a user sandbox, it's seven days from being moved to article space) or of a five-fold expansion. Newly passed Good Articles can also be nominated.

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