Receiving assistance in recovery is the cornerstone of long-standing sobriety. There are not many people who get sober and stay sober without accepting support from others. Addiction is synonymous with isolation and loneliness, but recovery is equivalent to communion. For recovery to work, you will need to know who you should reach out to and why this aspect of recovery is so crucial.
Why Should I Reach Out to Others?
Trying to stay sober without encouragement and support can be difficult. Recovery transfers through the language of the heart, which means that you can meet others who know how you feel and relate to you without knowing all the details of your past. Tearing through the lives of everyone it comes into contact with, addiction causes shame and isolation. Having others who can understand will give you a clear indication that you are not alone, and you are not a terrible person.
Who Should I Find to Reach Out to?
If you attend rehab, they will give you resources to connect you to recovery meetings, therapy, and possibly alumni members who can give you support. You should find local recovery meetings where you can look for a sponsor and gain fellowship with other members. Another option is seeking guidance from therapy. There are many different types of therapy, so locating one that works for you will be vital.
You may want to start with traditional talk therapy and then branch out to try holistic therapies with the recommendation of a therapist. If you are looking for spiritual guidance, you can reach out to a priest or a pastor that can lead you spiritually to make better choices concerning your sobriety.
If you want your sobriety to continue, you should focus on connecting with people who are concerned with the solution of how to stay sober. Even if you think you want to walk through recovery alone, you should not. One of the best parts of becoming sober is having those who will edify, educate, and encourage you along the way. You did not get sober to be alone, so take advantage of the people you meet to gain a positive recovery perspective.
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