Recovery thrives when we are connected, and it’s important to be an active part of a supportive community of people who understand what you have gone through, and can offer love, advice, and support.
Often these are other people living in recovery, especially those who have been in recovery a while, and who can offer insight into ways to balance the challenges of daily life with a healthy recovery.
Finding a supportive community of people in recovery is essential, through recovery meetings, group therapy, or other groups that prioritize wellness and self-care, such as a spiritual and/or wellness community.
Connection to a community of people who share your interests and values is also highly motivating. As you build healthy habits and hobbies, sharing these experiences with others in recovery, it helps keep you on track, celebrating your successes, and overcoming obstacles.