Anna Deeds Says...
Thank you for your question. Structuring your time is a great way to keep your mind off relapse in early recovery. However, you are right that you cannot 'keep busy' the rest of your life. You could see if you are ready for unstructured time by scheduling small blocks of time, maybe an hour or half hour in the beginning and observe how you feel. If you start to feel bored or triggered, use your support. You won't know if it will trigger you until you try it. The key is to have people in your life who you can call immediately if you do feel like using. I hope this answers your question.
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