The Importance of Good Support Systems in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Community can make all the difference in recovery and sober living. Getting sober can be one of the most powerful decisions you can make for your health and future. Every person’s journey in substance use disorder recovery is unique. For these reasons, a good support system can be crucial to success.

The Importance of A Good Support System

Recovery might require learning to navigate new thought patterns and triggers. This means recovery could be an isolating experience for some.

Opening up and asking for support from loved ones may feel challenging or unsafe due to shame and social stigma. But connecting with an understanding, compassionate community can make a positive impact on recovery and long-term sobriety.

A support system is a network of people who provide practical or social support. There are broadly two types of support systems: those geared toward personal relationships or recovery.

Help From This Naked Mind

This Naked Mind offers multiple options for creating a good support system. The PATH is our comprehensive year-long program that takes you through the very system Annie Grace used to change her relationship with alcohol. The Alcohol Experiment app is completely free and guides you through taking a 30-day break from alcohol. In addition, we have podcasts, Facebook groups, and more to help!

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