Sharing your sobriety with others is not a requirement of addiction recovery. However, being honest is a requirement and letting others know where you’re at will likely relieve a great deal of anxiety. Your close friends are good people to tell seeing as they will back you and your self-betterment no matter what. When it comes to telling other people, like acquaintances, co-workers, and extended family members, ask yourself whether or not explaining that you’re in recovery will benefit you or anyone else. If you go to work, do your job, and head home – keeping your career and your social circle separate – then you probably won’t need to tell your co-workers that you’re sober. If your co-workers regularly hit happy hour once the workday ends you might want to tell them that you’re going to skip out because you’re “taking a break from drinking.” Different situations will require different approaches and if you’re still having a difficult time deciding what to do, we are available to help you figure it out.