Addiction101 Addiction Network

Supporting an addict in recovery is important for their ongoing sobriety and well-being. Here are some steps you can take to help an addict in recovery:

Encourage continued treatment: Encourage the person in recovery to continue their treatment and attend any necessary follow-up appointments. Support their decision to maintain their sobriety and continue to seek help.

Provide emotional support: Offer emotional support to the person in recovery throughout the process. Let them know that you are proud of their progress and support their continued sobriety.

Avoid triggers: Help the person in recovery avoid triggers or situations that may tempt them to use drugs or alcohol. This may involve avoiding certain people, places, or activities.

Help them build a sober support system: Encourage the person in recovery to build a support system of family, friends, and others in recovery. Attend support groups or meetings with them, and offer to be a listening ear when they need to talk.

Celebrate milestones: Celebrate the person in recovery’s milestones, such as their sobriety anniversary, completing a treatment program, or reaching a personal goal.

Remember that recovery is a lifelong process and requires ongoing support and effort. By offering your support and encouragement, you can help the person in recovery maintain their sobriety and build a healthy, fulfilling life in recovery.