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The Social Reconnect

Discussion in 'Sobriety Tips and Inspiration' started by JonMark, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. JonMark

    JonMark Active Contributor

    Notice how we attempt to reconnect with others for support from a social activity that we had an addiction to, over substances?

    I think the difference is really in how much a person tends to disconnect from everyone else that's the harmful part of the addiction. For instance, a person would be getting together with others over recreational activity, the addiction takes hold and each one because individualized in their social activity; anti-social? That's when things become caustic.

    The point is to not become so individualized in the addiction, but it's the hardest thing to do when the drug is so powerful that the only reason one person would socialize with another is for the drug. The conversation is nothing but that.

    The fact is that we're all each other providing support for each other outside of the drug. That's why staying away from the drug is the best thing one can do to continue a healthy social relationship. We become more interested in each other's stories and fascinated with their experiences. Never forget that people are always there for each other. Isn't the moon lovely? You can always share that with someone else and confirm that, it's not only lovely but that it's actually there!
  2. 003

    003 Community Champion

    I think it would be really best to stay disconnected from people who are harming your progress as you go along with your fight against your own addiction. They are only gonna make things harder for you and it's even possible that because of them you give in and get back to your addiction. Instead, join the people whom you share the same advocate with. Join with the people who are going to strengthen you for your fight. Probably find those who are gonna make you inspired.
  3. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    Never reconnect with people who are still on drugs. When giving up an addiction you admit that you have no power over the substance you abuse. The wise thing to do is stay away from it and those who might be a bad influence to you. While it's normal for people to desire the company friends, keep it in mind that those friends you have were at one time strangers. Give other strangers a chance to be your friends. How can you do that? Volunteer and do some good for your community. You'll make some great friends thusly.
  4. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    I agree with Rainman. If you continue to hang out and associate with people who do drugs, then you are far more likely to do them yourself. It is best to find a new group to be around and you will probably find that you will have a lot of fun doing it.