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Someone Who Supports/Doesn’t Support Your Recovery

How others can support your recovery include:

  1. Ask for permission before acting.
  2. Listen and validate.
  3. Not making assumptions about your needs.
  4. Take care of themselves.
  5. Engage in sober activities with you.

When someone doesn’t support your recovery, they might:

  1. Interfere with connections to support systems.
  2. Promote substance use.
  3. Cross boundaries.
  4. Not respect your down time.
  5. Encourage extreme or excessive behavior.

Support can be a wonderful thing and in the world of recovery, its NECESSARY. It is important to let your friends or family members in recovery know that you support them through there recovery. Showing them that you support them is vital.

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