Once you are in recovery and back out in “the real world” you may get questions about where you were, what you were doing, or why you no longer work where you did. How much information you share is up to you. The most important thing you can remember as a recovered addict is that your life is in your control.
It’s Ok to Say No
If someone is asking you about your addiction or wants more information than you are comfortable sharing, it’s ok to tell them no. You are allowed to have your private life remain private. Especially if you are around people who inflict harm on your mental health, learning to tell them no is an essential part of your recovery.
Becoming an Advocate
We often find that people who have completed their in-patient treatment are eager to speak about the experience. Once you are in recovery, it’s freeing, and you may want to try to help others. Talking about your own experiences can give others hope. It can also help you develop a support system of people who know what you have been through and may help you sustain your recovery.
Supporting the Recovering Addict
If you are the family member or friend of an addict in recovery, allowing them to talk to you about their experiences can be very helpful. You need to be able to remain judgment-free and supportive, so only provide this kind of support if you feel it will be something you can do from a loving and supportive place. The recovering addict’s support system is the most critical piece of their ability to sustain recovery.
We are dedicated to helping you overcome drug and alcohol addictions and reach full, lasting recovery. If you are struggling with addiction, or if you have a friend, family member, or other loved one with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, please call us. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about drug and alcohol rehab in Heber City, Utah, and to speak with a member of our experienced, caring team. We are eager to help you regain control of your life!