Building a Supportive Sober Network for Lasting Recovery



Therefore, you should try not to get discouraged as you meet new people. Focus on participating in activities that will help you become the healthiest version of yourself, and you will attract like-minded people. Remember to be careful, proceed slowly, and use discernment when meeting new people and deciding whether they are compatible with the new direction your life is taking in recovery. Chances are that you were introduced to the concept of recovery groups and may have even joined a group prior to graduating from your treatment program. Recovery groups provide environments in which you may connect with other people who are in recovery.

  • We provide standards, oversight technical assistance and training for approximately 250 residences in Southern California.
  • As such, you will need to identify aspects of a great recovery home for the best chance at sobriety.
  • Sobriety support groups are not the same as treatment facilities and should not substitute for addiction treatment.
  • Loosid is a community for people looking to thrive and enjoy fun events and activities while abstaining from alcohol and other substances.
  • For this and other reasons, you may want to browse out-of-state sober living programs.
  • One of the biggest obstacles to getting sober, he said, is the idea that someone’s social life will come to an end.

These clusters will become islands of sobriety in our alcohol and drug using society. Sober housing and community centers will become continuously available as a recovery assistance resource for alcoholics, addicts, and family members. They will be available and noticeable not only to those who are fully into their addiction, but those who are in their earlier or experimental stages. Communities of stable recovering persons can easily absorb newly recovering persons into their community. If you have damaged a relationship that was positive and healthy prior to your substance abuse, you may be able to repair the relationship.


He sided with the city, which argued that sober home operators had failed to prove their residents were actually, truly disabled. The operators must show, on a case-by-case basis, that each individual had “a major life activity substantially impaired by the alleged disability,” the city and judge said. Celebrate milestones by acknowledging your achievements with your sober network.

SMART meetings are free to attend, but donations are accepted near the end of every meeting. With the variety of resources available, these communities offer, from apps to chat groups to coaching programs, you’ll inevitably find an option suited to your needs. Let’s be clear – having a cocktail in the office or while networking isn’t harmful as long as it’s alcohol-free! Luckily, with the rise of functional cocktails and mindful drinking, sober options have never been better.

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To learn more download our white paper that outlines the marketplace and why it is the right idea, at the right time. Recovering from substance use disorder takes courage and determination, and it’s important not to underestimate that as you move through the process. The first step is for a person to admit that they are powerless over alcohol, and that alcohol use has made their life unmanageable. When it comes to support systems specifically designed for those in recovery, there are several types and options to explore. This is why a healthy support system during recovery can make a world of difference. According to a 2010 article published by the American Psychiatric Association, research indicates that substance use — among other health habits — may “spread” through social networks.

The group’s motto is “Sober shouldn’t be somber,” reflecting the idea that people can still have fun even while not drinking alcohol or using other substances. This is best for people who feel as though their life will be lacking excitement if they are sober. With Loosid, this includes “Boozeless Guides” that direct you to places you can go where there will be no pressure to drink alcohol, such as restaurants, events, and travel spots. The company also offers a sober dating community for those who are single and looking to met someone. Integrated sober living and intensive outpatient programs like Next Step are a great choice for many. The strength of such programs is the combination of clinical therapy and long-term support.


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