Vancouver, BC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011
Soberface has sent out invitations to Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, inviting them benefit from this emergent use of technology in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Although not a substitute for live meetings or other rehabilitation processes, Soberface can play a vital role in creating a supporting community safety net. Soberface is an anonymous online recovery site, allowing everyone who participates to equally benefit from shared stories, advice, and the support that an open and honest community can supply.
Recently it was announced that Charlie Sheen will be attending alcohol and drug rehabilitation at home to accommodate the filming schedule of his wildly successful television show, 2 and a half men. The difficulties in achieving this are obvious to anyone who has been touched by addiction, either directly or through family members.
In recognition of the fact that celebrity rehabilitation comes with its own unique set of problems and challenges, the creators of Soberface.com, an online site for people in recovery, have invited several celebrities that are currently struggling with addiction to join this anonymous online community.
Although celebrities do have advantages that the general public may not, such as flexible work schedules and unlimited budgets, these benefits come with a price. The fame that celebrities deal with as part of their lives is only one of the many obstacles that they have to deal with. From enabling friends, families and work environments to the mountains of money, it is virtually impossible for these people to get honest feedback, something integral to successful recovery.
According to Jeff Vaughan, one of the creators of Soberface.com, “The primary advantage of an online recovery community is the ability to speak the language of recovering addicts with people who really understand, and to do this at any time with people from anywhere in the world. That is why Soberface.com is run by a recovering addict.”
Soberface is the brainchild of Charlie, a recovering addict who dreamed of an online site for recovery during his last stint in rehab. “An anonymous recovery social networking site is a necessity in a world where your employers, family friends and others can learn about the groups you belong to in the other social network applications. Everyone benefits from this private home on the web, but this anonymity would benefit celebrities even more, allowing them to confront their demons openly and honestly.”
Soberface is not only for people with addiction issues, but also it is for friends and family members. With anyone in recovery, it is important that the people around them understand that recovery is a process. It isn't something that someone decides to do and just does. It may involve numerous trips through recovery, with new lessons learned, and it is important that everyone understand that this process can be quite long. The management at Soberface wishes the best of luck to Charlie Sheen as he begins this process and Lindsay Lohan as she continues through her journey to recovery.