Tips for Young People in Recovery

Submitted by Lisa Wood, Adolescent Recovery Coach at Fairbanks

  • Call two different same gender people in the program each week that are not your sponsor in order to expand your recovery support network.

  • Make time for fun. Tap into things you enjoyed when you were younger or try something you never took the time to explore.

  • Pay attention to self-care basics. Take 5 minutes a day to focus on deep breathing, drink plenty of water, eat nutritious regular meals and develop regular sleeping patterns.

  • Refrain from new romantic relationships in the first year of sobriety. Early sobriety is a time to focus on you. Doing this will allow you to be a better partner to someone in the future.

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