Next, if nothing changes, nothing changes. Recovery is about changing your mindset and lifestyle, which often also includes friends who use, old habits and behaviors. Continuing to hang around people who still use is one of the biggest and most common mistakes made by those in early recovery.
No one has ever stayed clean and sober while hanging around those who still use.
Another key to remember is to get connected. Stay in the middle of the recovery pack and make an effort to get to know those also in recovery. When you need a friend, these are the people to reach out to.
Finally, don’t look back and just keep moving forward. Learn from the past, however do not dwell or live there. The past is gone. The future now holds the potential to be brighter than ever before.