Topic: recovery support groups
After years in the drug world, it may not be easy for someone new to recovery to fit comfortably into the larger society. It helps to find people such as yourself– who used to use drugs but no longer do– to relate to.
AA and NA aren’t designed to have a ‘success rate’. Their mission is to reach out a helping hand to those who still suffer.
Sending somebody to meetings without some prep work is like making a referral for therapy without bothering to find a therapist.
Addicts and alcoholics follow a fairly predictable route from drinking/using to stable abstinence and recovery, whether they believe in God or not.
The more we exert ourselves to help those with problems like ours, the more concrete benefits we receive from AA.
Recovery-friendly communities encourage education, provide support for open communications, and reject assumptions that perpetuate stigma.
Blogs by recovering folks, about sobriety, sober living, and the perils of taking yourself seriously.
Whatever problem we’re facing at our 2:00 am relapse decision point, it’s an almost certain bet that another recovering person has been there.
Motivation springs from external as well as internal sources. Our internal desire for change is rarely enough to get us all the way through to our stated goals.