Returning to sobriety demands a few changes. This also includes changing your lifestyle and even your old friends. No matter how long you have been friends with them, a group of people consuming substances aren’t suitable to be with while recovering from addiction. It can easily lead you to relapse.
Thus, it’s best to find a new group of friends who understands and support your sobriety. You can do this by following a few steps mentioned below.
Finding New Friends in Sobriety
You can make new friends help you maintain your sobriety by following these steps:
- Encourage yourself to meet new people
We understand meeting new people and talking about recovery isn’t an easy task for all but it is worth trying. All you need to do is encourage yourself to meet new people and mingle with them. While you meet new people, make sure they respect and support your sobriety.
- Maintain contact with your alumni group
Several rehabs have alumni communities that support each other’s recovery. If your rehab has one too, participate in the program, contact the alumni, and maintain your sobriety. You can even join in their sober activity sessions.
- Keep yourself busy
Engaging in activities like taking up classes, going to the gym, starting a new hobby, etc. diverts your mind from the thoughts about addiction and substances. It is also a great way to meet people and make new friends with similar interests as yours. You can also attend AA meetings and a 12-step program with them.
Follow these tips and make new friends who respect and support your recovery. Who knows, you might find a good friend for life.
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