Someone in recovery will face the grim reality of a troubled past and it can follow them in all areas of life.
Cessation of using drugs and alcohol can create a large gap in a person’s life, so it’s imperative for someone in recovery to find activities they enjoy and help them build a sense of accomplishment. Having meaningful activities, personal interests and hobbies that extend beyond substance abuse is imperative because when someone is bored or feeling lonely, it can lead to relapse.
How to Stay Motivated While in Addiction Recovery
Despite the unique and difficult obstacles someone in recovery will face, having support and opportunities beyond treatment are the keys to helping them maintain newfound recovery. Society should not shut out former drug addicts or alcoholics or prevent them from becoming functional productive members of mainstream society. Through ongoing support, motivation and love from those around them, a recovered addict can find and receive the motivation needed to make long-term recovery sustainable and entirely worth it.