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How Recovery Communities Foster Accountability

It has been said that the opposite of addiction is connection. Therefore, surrounding yourself with people who understand this new sober version of you is important for the next phase of your life. You may be able to find this understanding in a recovery community. Recovery communities play an essential role in fostering growth, accountability, and support in recovery.

Two essential factors in recovery are acceptance of your problem and taking responsibility for yourself. When you join with others who can admit their problems and be accountable to others, it will greatly benefit your life.

This blog will explore the benefits of accountability in recovery and how recovery communities are beneficial for healing. The blog will also discuss how to build your recovery community and how to connect with an alumni community.

What Is the Importance of Recovery Communities?

Anyone who has ever been addicted to a substance can tell you that recovering is not easy. Recognizing that you have a problem is one of the hardest things that a person can do. Furthermore, you may feel like not many people understand the process of healing from substance abuse or how substances impact the brain. You are told in treatment to eliminate people, places, and things that may act as triggers. As easy as this sounds while you’re in treatment, you are faced with this reality on your own when you return to your home environment.

Because of this difficulty, a strong recovery community is crucial to your recovery. A recovery community is a group of people who have walked the path before you and understand how much strength and perseverance it takes to remain sober. These communities focus on specific content that is important to all humans in recovery. They also lead with the integrity of a culture of support. The older participants may mentor the new ones to lead them to explore triggers or urges. In a recovery community, you are always supported, no matter where you are in your journey.

How Can Recovery Communities Help Me Grow?

Two of the most common feelings that go with addiction are isolation and shame. Under the grip of these feelings, it becomes difficult to know who is a safe person to be around and talk to in recovery. At times, isolation takes root because you feel that you are alone and that no one understands.

It can be hard to own your identity as a “person in recovery.” However, once you claim this identity, you will need to find your support system. This support system is important as you start to re-engage with the world around you in different ways. A recovery community can help nurture the new version of you by inspiring a new enthusiasm for life.

When you find a positive support system, you will hear many successful recovery stories. Those stories will inspire you to keep going. It has been said that it takes a village of people to raise a child. However, it can be said that it takes a village of support to continue in recovery. A recovery community is there to lean on and help remove the problems associated with addiction from participants’ lives. What’s more, the community seeks hope and inspiration together.

Where Do I Find a Recovery Community?

Before you left treatment, you probably created an aftercare plan. Your aftercare plan includes your goals for after you complete treatment. This can be an exciting time, and you may be enthusiastic about your recovery. Building on that momentum, it can be a great time to involve yourself in a recovery community. One option for finding community is to become involved in the alumni program at The Guest House.

The Guest House is known for providing support no matter where you are on your journey. We believe in fostering hope and connection. As an alumni, you will always have a connection to others who understand your journey.

Other well-known recovery communities you can participate in are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). These recovery communities provide fellowship, connection, and growth, to name just a few benefits. You can research online to discover to where the next meeting is in your area.

Finding a Recovery Community as an Alumni

At The Guest House, we value every person who walks through our doors. No matter how many or few times you have been in treatment, you will be treated with compassion and unconditional positive regard. This type of treatment also is available as an alumni at The Guest House.

It is important to have positive and supportive human beings on your side to help you through the tough times. Recovery can be a difficult journey. At times, it may seem as if it is too much. That is where the benefits of a recovery community come in. Your support system can help steady you. Knowing that as an alumni you will never be alone and will always have support is freeing and takes a lot of weight off your shoulders.

Just remember that you will always have a home at The Guest House. We welcome you with open arms to join us in celebrating your journey.

Finding the right recovery community to fit your needs may sound impossible. You have come a long way in your life and now is not the time to give up. A recovery community is essential to foster growth in your journey. Recognizing that you need support, every step of the way is important in your growth. You are showing yourself what you need to be the best version of yourself in recovery. At The Guest House, we understand how difficult this is and this is why we make it as easy and seamless as possible. If you or someone you know is struggling with find a recovery community, give us a call at (855) 483-7800 today!