Tips for Building Your Sober Social Network

When it comes to recovery, support can make or break your sobriety. Not everyone needs as much support as others might but let’s face it, sobriety is tough! When we’re in recovery, we need all the help we can get our hands on and a great way to accomplish that is by building and strengthening your recovery and sober social network. 

How do we do this? It’s not as hard as you might feel it is in early recovery. Once you get going you’ll know who you’re looking for to join forces with and things will start to fall into place. 

If you’ve been through addiction and you’re finally on the other side in recovery, you probably have that special gift. You know the one, where you can sniff out people who are likely to be bad influences on you a mile away. Use this extra sense to find people who are the opposite, people who are caring, loyal, responsible, and most importantly, sober. 

Now that you know who you’re looking for, make sure you’re looking in the right places, in recovery support groups, meetings, or online communities. These places are generally full of people who are committed to recovery like you are. To attract the right people, you must put yourself out there. 

You can’t very well just show up and sit in a corner and expect to build an awesome sober support network. Be positive, and go after exactly what you want! Let people know that you’re strong and committed to recovery, that you’re looking to build your support network and that you’re willing to give as much as you take. The right people will appreciate your openness and honesty, and hopefully they’ll want to join forces with someone with similar goals and mindsets. 

If you’re ready to strengthen your recovery support network, get out there and start building relationships with great people!

N.D. “Building a Strong Sober Support Network”. Amethyst Recovery. (Website). June 2015 

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  • For many people in recovery, it can be hard to build sober networks. I think this has to do with the fact that a lot of people with addiction issues also suffer from anxiety issues. And that can make connecting with people socially very difficult. I know that's the case with my son. 

    Thanks for these tips.
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