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Rehab 101: Building a Strong Support System


No matter your addiction and situation, going through this kind of situation is difficult. Whether you are addicted to a drug or alcohol or going through the sobriety and recovery stage, there are many benefits to having a strong support system on your side. Knowing you’re not alone can mean a big deal, especially during a time when someone feels at their most vulnerable. In order to ensure you are building a strong support system and putting the right people on your side, you can have peace of mind moving forward.

  • Avoid old habits and bad influences: While there is something to be said for regularly meeting with others in recovery, hanging around old friends who are still addicted is not in your best interests. Keeping the temptation of addiction around can make it very tough to overcome, and if you’re succeeding in your recovery, you wouldn’t want to jeopardize that.
  • Be honest with yourself and others: Don’t feel the need to keep secrets from your loved ones. You can build a stronger support system by being honest and allowing your vulnerability to show. It takes nothing away from you to let people around you know that you need help and how they can help you.
  • Choose the right people to be around: Who is going to support you the most in recovery? Who will help pick you up without judgment and guide you down this difficult road? The people you choose to surround yourself with play an integral role in your future. Family members and friends are great to have, but also keep in mind that counselors and colleagues might be helpful in keeping your mind occupied.

Above all else, be patient with yourself and with others. This is a delicate situation and it often takes everyone involved time to adjust. Be patient with how you perceive yourself and the changes you need to make. Be patient with those around you trying to help. It will make a big difference.

Looking for compassionate care in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center? Luminance Recovery is the choice for you. We take the time to personalize our treatment to your needs, ensuring we look out for your well-being and mental and physical health.

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