Recovery Tip 34: Progress Not Perfection.

Today’s tip on how to help an addicted loved one recover is about progress, not perfection. Oftentimes people in early sobriety will rely on nicotine, caffeine, sugar, and other various, compulsive behaviors to cope with their new life of abstinence. Although it’s not ideal, remember that we’re encouraging progress, not perfection. Recovery is not an event. This is a lifelong journey that will unfold over time. If they are staying away from drugs and alcohol, don’t harp on other behaviors at first. A healthier lifestyle will take some time and it’ll happen one day at a time. So just allow this process to unfold and be patient.

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