Social Support for Recovery
- 1 The Key Benefits of Social Support for Those in Recovery
- 2 Self-Validation in Recovery
- 3 An Increased Sense of Belonging in Sobriety
- 4 Our Social Supports
- 5 Not Sure What To Do Next?
- 6 Instrumental Group Support
- 7 Reduced Triggers For Drug Use
The Key Benefits of Social Support for Those in Recovery
One will come to find social support from family members, an anonymous recovery group, their halfway house or any sober community at all, as well as in friendship circles involving schooling or whilst practicing hobbies. These social networks, when applicable, need to be aware of the challenges that you are going through so that they can offer compassionate and empathetic support. There are those that will benefit from professional counseling as well.
Social support is one of the most crucial and essential components of the addiction recovery journey, and a third of the AA triangle (identified as “fellowship”). All recovery experts advise that any recovering addict or alcoholic should find ways in which they can get immediate sober social support. When in active addiction, one can find themselves inadvertently or deliberately isolating, which leads to incredible danger, as they withdraw from the recovery lifestyle. This support helps one to achieve success in life and in sobriety, with the added bonus of being able to help others.