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.