If you meet someone in recovery, I would advise against saying any of the following statements to them.
When getting sober, it is critical to establish new priorities for living a life of recovery.
Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day.
It is important to remember that it is ultimately up to you to decide who you allow in your life and who you decide to keep away.
There are several reasons why personal integrity must remain a top priority for someone who wants to stay sober.
It is only by genuinely taking responsibility for our mistakes that we can take responsibility for our lives, and once we do that, the opportunities to enjoy life become endless.
Learning how to make friends in recovery can be a little daunting at first but a true friend is well worth the effort.
Nine years later, I am still able to apply what I learned in rehab all those years ago to not only stay sober but to thrive while doing so.
When we can speak to others with kindness, compassion, and a level of understanding, we are in a much better position to help that person get better.
Managing expectations is especially important for people who are going through recovery themselves and those who have loved ones going through the process.