Building Relationships During Recovery: Where to Start?


Building healthy friendships during recovery requires a willingness to slow down and take the relationship one step at a time. Honesty, open communication, and trust are essential to the process. Some people are hesitant to develop friendships with peers in recovery, but often, those friendships can strengthen both individuals and lower the risk of relapse. Although those connections can be invaluable during treatment and early recovery, you should not limit your social interactions to peers recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) or mental health disorders. True friendships are special because they can be found in unlikely places. The Importance of Friendships [...]