One of the biggest fears we face when our addicted minds consider recovery is that we won’t have fun once we stop drinking or using. Being in recovery ourselves, we can tell you that fun absolutely does exist in recovery and in fact, it is a vital part of the success of our recovery.
Nearly any mental health professional will recommend recovery community after a treatment program. There are some really good benefits to a recovery community that can improve the quality of recovery in most any circumstance.
The holidays can be a challenging time, for even the healthiest of families. Images of Norman Rockwell’s Christmas lead us to believe that the holidays should be the perfect picture of love and togetherness. And, while that may be true for some folks, it’s certainly not true for mine.