Life seeming worse during abstinence
Jennifer Hamilton Says...
That is why there is a difference between abstinence and recovery. Abstinence is the step we take before recovery can begin. To be in recovery means we first learn to stop using (early recovery), next we learn techniques to help us cope (middle recovery) and later we put our life back together (late recovery). It is an ongoing process. Facing the damage to our lives and the realities in our lives is what makes it hard to recover. You are on the cusp of the first 90 days which is your first hallmark. You don't say if you are getting or seeking any help. Reach out. Go to counseling or self-help group like AA.
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