Staying Connected in Recovery

Staying Connected in Recovery is very important. The process of addiction can often lead to disconnecting from others. Some individuals would say that the opposite of addiction is sobriety, however, it is recovery. What is recovery? Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Even people with severe and chronic substance use disorders can, with help, overcome their illness and regain health and social function. A key component is social connection.

How to Stay Connected in Recovery

Whatever the origins of your addiction are, it is undeniable that having a supportive, caring community is instrumental in recovery. We simply need others around us who we can connect with and relate to. Some will be other recovery addicts or alcoholics, who have their background and have come into a community dedicated to healing. Others may be co-workers, friends, mentors, family members, or anyone we learn to trust and rely upon for companionship and community. It helps to share our experiences with others and to avoid old patterns and behaviors.

Attend Meetings and Work on a Program. It doesn’t have to be a 12-step program, although that’s a great place to start. There are a wide variety of recovery-based programs these days including AA, NA, Recovery Dharma, Smart Recovery and so many more. Find a program that works for you.

Find a Healthy Hobby. Joining a bridge club or a knitting circle taking riding lessons or learning tai chi will automatically throw you in with a group of like-minded people with whom you can form new and hopefully lasting connections.

Be of Service. It doesn’t have to be in the 12-step rooms, although that’s a great place to start. Serving others out of a genuine desire to be helpful will increase your sense of connectedness, no matter where in the community you decide to serve.

Transformations by the Gulf Addiction Treatment Develops Coping Skills and Shows You How to Use Them.

Transformations by the Gulf Addiction Treatment devotes its efforts to caring for and helping heal the whole person. Staying Connected in Recovery is possible with Transformations by the Gulf. It is through this pathway that real change can be made, and wellness restored. Learning and practicing coping skills for addiction recovery is a core treatment focus in our program. For more details about the program, please reach out to the team today at (727)-498-6498.