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friendships in recoveryHaving solid friendships during recovery can be very important. Recovery can be challenging, stressful, and at times feel overwhelming. Having connections with others where we feel like equals can give us the strength to move forward and keep reaching for our goals. Here are a few reasons that friendships are important during your recovery journey. 


Cheer for You

A great benefit of solid and true friendships is the fact that they are your loudest cheerleaders. They are there to cheer your achievements when you are too modest to acknowledge them. When we have others cheering us on, it can give us that extra push to drive harder towards our goals. 


Remind You of Your Goals

We all have moments where we lose track of our goals. We get so busy with life, work, and schedules that sometimes important things get put on the back burner. It is important that we have people around us to talk to, remind us of our goals, and check in on us to ensure that we are on track and working towards what we determined our goals to be. At times we may find that we begin to make decisions and actions that do not align with what we said we wanted to achieve. Having solid friendships can help us to stay focused and remember to make healthy choices. 


Lean on During Difficult Moments

Recovery is hard. You are going to face your struggles head-on. While you do have a mental health professional to help you work through your mental health struggles, addiction, or trauma, having supportive friends to lean on is equally important. Sometimes it can be very therapeutic to simply spend time with friends, tell them what you are feeling, and lean on them for support. When we have solid friendships, we have a foundation for those stressful and overwhelming days. 


Friendships during recovery are incredibly important. Having peers around you that bring you positivity, support, and structure can help alleviate some of the discomforts you may experience as you work through recovery. When you choose to seek help for your struggles, you are choosing to face some deep issues that may at times become very uncomfortable. When we have friends cheering us on, it can help to give that extra push and support to reach for those high goals we have set. Here at The Guest House, we understand that taking that step to get help can be scary and overwhelming. We are ready to help you work through each step of your recovery. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800