Many options offer support, so don’t make excuses. Dive in and get connected. This is a huge step towards living a sober life.
An important part of living a sober life is having a support network. This act may seem overwhelming, but you can find the kind of help you need with the right direction. Here are some practical steps to find support for addiction recovery.
Go to Your Family
Your family is a fantastic place to start when looking for support. You may not even have to ask for their support, because you may already have it. If you have a poor relationship with a specific member of your family, then consider approaching a family member with whom you have a good relationship. On the other hand, if your family also struggles with addiction, then be cautious, and do not jeopardize your sobriety. In this kind of situation, consider contacting your extended family.
Contact Your Friends
Your friends are also great sources of support. With social media, it is easier than ever to get in touch with old friends and to make new ones. Again, only cultivate friendships that support your sobriety, which means seek people who will help you stay sober, not people who will put you in risky situations. You could even have a friend text you several times a week to check up on you. Be careful to have relationships that focus on life, not solely on sobriety; participate in hobbies and other activities so you can balance your time.
Get a Mentor
Consider reaching out to a mentor who is mature in addiction recovery. Some circles call this person a sponsor, but the key is to find someone who will provide the accountability and support you need during trying times. This individual will have faced the same challenges as you, so you can learn from her experiences.
Find a Support Group
You can attend many support groups both online and in person. One great place to find these groups is to ask your doctor or pharmacist for a recommendation. Many local churches have groups as well. If you are uncertain where to find help, then search online or call for professional help.
Many options offer support for sobriety, so don’t make excuses. Dive in and get connected. This is a huge step you can take in living a sober life.
If you need some help finding support, then please call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline to talk with one of our admissions coordinators (1-877-345-3370). They can help you in recovery and will answer all of your questions.