Trust and Recovery: Guide for Renewed Connections
Embracing Renewal: Navigating the Journey of Trust and Recovery
Trust is something that must be earned through one’s actions and it is even harder to regain it after it has been broken because drug addicts lose a lot of the trust of their friends, family and loved ones. Being in recovery and not using substances anymore, facing your broken relationships and struggling with the social elements of your life is not going to be a walk in the park and as a result no one trusts you, everyone is always suspicious of you and they are all waiting for you to make another mistake.
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Points to remember about restoring relationships in recovery
- It will take time: Do not expect to restore your relationships in a day, meaning that you do not need to rush the process and put too much pressure on yourself.
- Devise an action plan: When you feel more confident in recovery, making amends will be one of the few things you’ll need to do. For this to happen you would need to enlist the help of an addiction’s counsellor or a sponsor as they would be able to help you identify the things you did and said to hurt your loved ones, from then on you can devise an action plan to restore your relationships.
- Be honest about your past: Let your loved ones know the times you have lied, cheated and stolen things. Admitting your faults is an important step in restoring your relationships in recovery.
- Talk to God before talking to your loved ones and family
- Make a commitment to notice the things the others do right, have fun together and be more involved by building meaningful and helpful relationship.
- Practice Active listening: Active listening is an important tool for restoring relationships and it involves fully engaging with loved ones and paying attention to what they are saying.
Restoring relationships in recovery might be challenging, but it can be done by overcoming any obstacles with effort and commitment and a willingness to restore the relationships with your loved ones.
Stories of Recovery
- The encouragement, love and support from the team at Crossroads allowed me to eventually see that I was worth something - that my life could be turned around and that I could accomplish the things that had long been a forgotten dream.Oliver VGRead more
- On the last day of my stint at Crossroads I could only express gratitude towards all who works there. A wise councillor once commented on my question when one is ready for rehab by explaining that when one is ready for rehab, rehab is ready for you.Johan BRead more
- I was lost and my soul was broken until I ended up at Crossroads and was introduced to the Twelve Steps. With the help of their excellent staff and amazing support I have recently been clean for 18 months, I could not have done it without them!Carla SRead more
- "Just for today I am more than three years in recovery. I have Cross Roads to thank for this wonderful gift. Cross Roads helped me to set a firm foundation in my recovery on which I can continue to build."Angelique JRead more