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How Can I Find Supportive Friends in Recovery?

Recovery can often feel lonely. When you’re re-building your life, you may have to disconnect from unsupportive friends or peers you once used substances with. Even though it may seem difficult, finding supportive friends in recovery is possible.

Strong Support in Recovery

Unfortunately, many people go into recovery without a strong support network. You may need to walk away from unsupportive family and unhealthy relationships in order to find real success. If this is the case, it’s important to build your network back up because support in recovery is crucial.

According to a 2010 study in Substance Abuse, individuals with supportive family relationships at treatment entry have reported “fewer drug, family, and psychological problems three months after beginning treatment.” The study also mentions the importance of social support from spouses, peers, and neighborhood factors.

Participate in Activities With Supportive Friends

In order to find supportive friends, you can participate in activities with like-minded people. For example, you may want to explore yoga or meditation. In these classes, you will find many people who are there to lift you up with a common bond in healing.

In recovery, it’s important to fill any idle time with activities that keep you busy. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) lists “idle time” as an addiction trigger, along with other events like holidays and family gatherings. You may want to fill these gaps with hobby classes like art and music, exercise, or outdoor activities.

Peer Support at The Guest House

At The Guest House, we understand the importance of strong peer support, and you will never feel alone. Our programs are designed to help you through recovery using the therapies and methods that work best for you.

Group Therapy

One of the most beneficial talk therapy methods is in a group setting, where you have the ability to fully express yourself. In group sessions, you’ll be able to bring negative thoughts and feelings to the surface without the fear of being judged.

Our group therapy program is primarily controlled by you and your peers. You will have the ability to connect as a group, talk about your goals, and offer up unique solutions based on your own personal experiences.

Alumni Program

Another great method of peer support is through our alumni program. At The Guest House, we take pride in our strong alumni support network.

Our alumni program will ensure that you are never alone. You will always have the support of staff and peers who truly care about your well-being and your personal journey. At The Guest House, you can rest assured knowing that you will have people by your side to always help you move forward.

Supportive friends, peers, and family are absolutely crucial when it comes to addiction recovery. At The Guest House, we ensure our guests will have a strong support network from the moment they walk in our doors to well after they complete treatment. We offer a variety of programs that will allow you to bond with others through mutual healing. Our group therapy consists of powerful sessions where your voice will be heard, and our alumni program will set you up with support, love, and care as you continue your journey of recovery. Call us at (855) 483-7800.