Recovery is Not a Lonely Journey

When you first consider taking the steps towards recovery, it can seem unknown and overwhelming. You may even think that recovery is a lonely road, without any enjoyment. Nothing could be further than the truth.

Sometimes recovery involves letting go of old relationships with people who use or drink. Other times recovery means supplementing your circle with others in recovery. In the beginning of your sobriety, putting some distance between you and people who use is wise. With that being said, you can’t completely avoid everyone. There are lessons that can be learned from all relationships. The key is to protect your recovery and stay focused.

However, until you have the tools to withstand urges, you should protect yourself with more positive, sober relationships. Recovery is essentially all about relationships. AA and NA use the power of sponsorship, meetings, and sober friends to help you recover. The 12-step program can be a life changer and really show you a new way of living. There are also groups and non 12- step based meetings that use mentors and like minded relationships to help you in your recovery.

Recovery is neither a punishment nor mundane. Recovery is about getting your life back. There are so many experiences that you can have in sobriety. You will be able to take charge of your life, make amends for the past, and learn how to have strong relationships with your family and loved ones. Recovery is not about what you lose. Recovery is really about all the wonderful moments, relationships, and experiences that you gain.

Even though recovery may seem foreign now, give yourself a chance because you’re worth it. One of the benefits of using 12-step programs for recovery is that you get a new sense of community. You may want to give meetings a try.

The truth is that you just can’t recover alone. Attempting to stay sober alone will prove detrimental to your efforts. Recovery is all about building new sober relationships, repairing broken relationships, and enjoying your new sober life. Take a chance on yourself and call Hired a power to learn more about the journey of recovery.

Hired Power understands addiction treatment. Hired Power uses innovative approaches to helping you get and stay sober.  If you want to learn more about the power of relationships in recovery, call Hired Power today at 714-559-3919. Hired Power is the expert you need to help you take the first steps in your recovery journey.

Most Recent Blog Posts

5 Ways To Forgive Yourself In Recovery

    Sometimes, in active addiction, we do things we aren’t proud of. We may have hurt the ones we love, do things we are ashamed of, and caused harm to ourselves. We may feel guilty, embarrassed, and angry. Although you may have gotten substance abuse treatment and are...

    Read More

    Recognizing A Problem With Alcohol

      It can be fun and relaxing to go out for drinks with your friends on Friday nights after a long work week or have a cocktail before bed. Many people drink alcohol and do so regularly, but how do you know when your drinking has become a problem? When many of us think...

      Read More

      Which 12-Step Program Is Right For Me?

        12-Step programs are a common part of addiction recovery. Many treatment programs utilize a 12-Step approach, and many of those recovering choose to attend meetings after they complete their treatment. Attending meetings can help individuals maintain their recovery...

        Read More


        21062 Brookhurst St. #201, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

        ©2021 All Rights Reserved. Design & Development by Goldman Marketing Group | Sitemap | Privacy Policy The information available on this web site is provided for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace a medical consultation where a physician's judgment may advise you about specific disorders, conditions and or treatment options. We hope the information will be useful for you to become more educated about your health care decisions. If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact us at