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Having positive and supportive people in your life can help you as you work through recovery. Making that big decision to get help can be scary and overwhelming. However, role models can help with those feelings of uncertainty and fear. When we feel similar to another person, we tend to connect and bond with them. As you move through recovery, you will face challenging and uncomfortable days. Those days will be made easier by the role models and connections you are forming. 


Instill Hope


Recovery is hard. There will be days where you may not think you will achieve your goals. You will feel awkward and uncomfortable and ready to return to your old life of addiction. Having a role model who has already gone through recovery and is living a sober life will instill hope within you. If they did it and accomplished their goals, you can meet yours as well. 


Create Support


Role models can give support and encouragement. They know exactly what you are going through; they understand the pressure you feel, the worries you have, and the stigma you face. Role models can reinforce the support they give us with understanding and knowledge. 


Positive Influences


Role models in the mental health and addiction community understand the temptation of choosing a sober lifestyle. They are already leading the lifestyle you are striving for. Having positive influences will help you as you begin working toward the life you have always wanted. 


Provide Acceptance


Having role models can help you feel connected and accepted. We all need to feel accepted and wanted. Often those suffering from addiction and mental health find themselves isolated and feeling alone. To feel a sense of community, connect with others who understand your journey, and walk the same path you are now on. 


Having positive and supportive role models can have a significant effect on mental health and overall well-being. Role models can be tremendous influences, supporters, and friends. Taking that first step towards recovery can be scary. However, having the right support can give you the confidence that you need. Role models can instill in you the hope you need to face even your most significant challenges. Here at The Guest House, we understand how important having the right support can be. We are here to help. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can support you at (855) 483-7800.