Find a recovering person

There’s also Discovery Place’s recovery hotline. They can be reached at 1-800-725-0922. Discovery Place operates this website and is a nonprofit organization seeking to offer recovery support services to people nationwide. Despite the fact we only admit men into our programs, we can help women find placement in suitable programs. Many addiction recovery centers also offer workshops on recovery-related topics. These workshops are an excellent place to find a sober resource. Simply go to a particular recovery centers website, add your name to their mailing list and wait for a message detailing a date and time for an upcoming workshop.

inally, you can also research recovery on the internet. But fair warning, not all sobriety articles online contain truths about recovery, though the previous link takes you straight to SAMHSA’s website (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration). Some are slanted towards a particular viewpoint which may or may not be supported by the latest research. You, for example, might find an article that slams sober-living houses, despite the fact that recent research states recovery housing assists individuals in the maintenance of sobriety.

Once you find a recovering person, you’ll want to ask a battery of questions. Be sure to take notes when answers are supplied. Here are a few important questions you may want to ask your asset:

  • How long have you been sober?
  • What was you drug(s) of choice?
  • Did you get sober through a recovery support group, or did you go through residential treatment?
  • If you went to residential treatment, what was your experience like?
  • Do you currently work for, or have any ties to, an addiction treatment center?
  • Are there any residential treatment centers you recommend?
  • What’s the most important thing I should know when dealing with an addicted or recovering person?
  • How do you recommend I speak with an individual in active addiction?

These are just a few questions you can ask a recovering person. Of course, you’re free to craft your own questions or tailor these to suit your situation.

Because many of those in sobriety choose to remain “anonymous,” you may already know someone in recovery without even knowing it. That’s why it’s important to reach out to your network of friends first.

How many people in the United States report being in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction? Prepare to be baffled – nearly 10% of American adults claim they are recovering from addiction. That’s over 23 million people! So if you know 10 or more people, there’s an excellent chance a recovering resource already exists in your social network. All you have to do, just as they did, is reach out for help. 

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