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Protecting Yourself From Another Alcoholic

If you are new to recovery, you are bound to come in contact with other recovering alcoholics and recovering addicts throughout your lifetime. Becoming friends with people in recovery is encouraged; no one else knows exactly what you’ve been through or how addiction feels than another alcoholic. The bonds we have with one another are like no other, and when one person goes down in their addiction, the threat to others is real and very serious. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to take care of yourself, first and foremost. Taking care of yourself also means detaching with love. This is one of the most difficult things you will have to do in recovery, but it is necessary if you want to stay in recovery.

A good gauge to keep your actions in check when you are dealing with someone who is in relapse mode or is already drinking, is to think back on your own addiction. It’s highly likely that not one person could say or do anything that would make you stop. It wasn’t until you had reached your own breaking point of throwing in the towel because you were sick and tired of being sick and tired. When your friend feels this way, there are some things you can do. Until then, you need to steer clear until they want help.

If you get a call and a now-active alcoholic is asking for help, it can be an exhilarating moment. The opportunity to help another alcoholic is a big deal, and it needs to be approached with caution. It’s a good idea to first contact the Serenity Recovery Center and let the intake specialist guide you as to how to proceed. An important point to always remember in this situation, is to never go alone to wherever the alcoholic in need is located. Always have at least one other person with you, and preferably, one who has more experience in recovery. It’s not uncommon for an alcoholic to end up relapsing alongside the person they went to rescue. Be on high alert, and stay safe. Take the right precautions, and you will be of great help to others.






If you are struggling with addiction, we can help you. Call the Serenity Recovery Center, and begin your own healing journey of recovery. You are not alone in this. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at (844-339-6964). Your life can be completely different than it is now. You can recover. Call now.