While social media and sobriety aren’t always associated with each other, a study conducted by researchers at Recovery.org is utilizing the social outlet Instagram to track sobriety across the United States. By tracking nine separate hashtags associated with getting sober, the researchers were able to determine which states are the most #sober. The top 10 states mentioning sobriety and recovery on Instagram are as follows:

  1. Utah
  2. California
  3. Florida
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Nevada
  6. Alabama
  7. New York
  8. Connecticut
  9. Arizona
  10. Ohio


While these findings are already incredibly interesting, Recovery.org’s researchers dug a little deeper, finding that Utah (coming in #1 on the list) has the 5th most meetings of AA and NA. California, coming in second on the list, had 9x as many individuals in rehab as Utah. It is likely that further research will continue to develop on the intersection of social media and sobriety in the coming months.

Click here to read the full article by Emma Davis for Today.