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Newcomer Tip #4: Changing Your Environment

This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip every few days for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

The last blog was about communication. Today we will discuss our environment.

It’s all About the Positive
  • Positive People
  • Positive Things
  • Positive Experiences

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Newcomer tip #3: Learn to Communicaterecovery tips for newcomers

This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip every few days for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

Yesterday we talked about Taking it One Day at a Time, staying in the day, not trying to fix the past in one day and the uselessness of worrying. Which leads us to our next tip:

Communication is Key

Addiction can be very isolating, so talk to your recovery friends and sponsor about your challenges. While it may be tough, the support system you create will give you an enormous boost.  They will be there when you need them and will help you stay motivated and focused.

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Newcomer Tip #2 Taking it One Day at a Timerecovery tips for newcomers

This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip every few days for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

In the last article we discussed how we should make recovery a priority. Today’s tip is Taking It One Day at a Time (ODAAT). There are some common misconceptions with the whole “one day at a time” saying. Somewhere along the line it went from living life one day at a time, to not drinking one day at a time. I’m not sure where or when the change took place but let’s be honest, has anyone ever been fooled by the “just don’t drink today” bit? I wasn’t. I knew there would be a tomorrow and I’d have to try and trick myself into just not drinking that day too and the next day and the next day. Taking it one day at a time is a much better way to look at it.

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Recovery TipsFor Newcomers

10 tips for Newcomers Tip #1: Make Recovery a Priority 

This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip every few days to help newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

If you aren’t a newcomer, share this blog with a newcomer. It may be helpful to them.

First lets get a few misconceptions out if the way…

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