All About OARS
virtuOARS was founded on December 7th, 2011 on FaceBook. After members asked for a more private venue for their support , OARS on Ning was created in May 2012. The Ning site had many people who joined but did not stay long enough for the group to grow which would lead to interaction of the members. The Ning group was discontinued. The next stop in the journey was to place the OARS Forum the Linda's Front Porch website. Earlier this year, the entire Linda's Front Porch site was taken down for personal reasons.
The NEW OARS Family Group on this site is created after many people complained about not having an independent group site away from FaceBook. Today is September 1st, 2016. Today is the day that the family and friends of alcoholics will have a place of their own to share, vent, cry, and express themselves in the company of those who understand. This site cannot be a success without your active participation.
There is a $5 monthly subscription fee to join this group. Experience shows that if a person pays for something he/she will generally use whatever is paid for on a continuing basis. In order for this site to be successful it must be used consistently and often. Even at live group meetings, a basket it passed. Think of the small fee as a means of passing the virtual basket.
Books available on Amazon.com
The Workbook for Caretakers of End-Stage Alcoholics
The Immortal Alcoholic's Wife
Surviving the Chaos - Caregiving the Caregiver
That Reminds Me
all by Linda Bartee Doyne
The Alcoholic Husband Primer
by Wren Waters
Immortal Alcoholic by Linda Doyne (Immortal Alcoholic's Wife)
Quiet Raging Waters by Wren Waters
Risky Drinking -- HBO
Please Drink Responsibly -- Tragick Productions