Addiction Recovery Myths & Facts
If you haven’t experienced addiction recovery firsthand, you might think you know what to expect — but chances are, your experience will be completely different from what you’re expecting! Below, we debunk several addiction recovery myths.
Myth #1: Addiction recovery is boring. Sober people sit in meetings all day; you can say goodbye to any semblance of a social life as soon as you get sober.
Fact: Addiction recovery is fun, and you will undeniably develop a solid circle of friends who you can have real, authentic fun with.
Myth #2: There are a ton of hard-to-follow rules when it comes to addiction recovery.
Fact: In truth, there is only one “rule” — don’t pick up a drink or a drug no matter what. So long as you do everything in your power to stay sober you are in good shape. People might offer suggestions, but it is ultimately up to you whether or not to take them,.
Myth #3: You have to avoid social events where there is alcohol, otherwise you are at risk of drinking.
Fact: While it is a good idea to steer clear of any triggering social events during your first year, once you work through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous you can safely go anywhere without risking a relapse. It all depends on your spiritual fitness — if you’re in a good place mentally and emotionally, you need not avoid any event you want to go to.