Recovery can be a time of great personal fulfillment and growth. But it is a constantly evolving period that requires work to maintain.

By abstaining from alcohol and drugs, people in recovery can regain their physical health and emotional well-being.

Over time, your loved one will return to being a happier person, a dedicated student or employee, and a more loving family member.

Inviting the recovering person to talk about his or her experiences can be quite supportive – here are some examples:

  • I'd be interested in hearing how your meetings are going.

  • Are the coordinators helpful?

  • Are you finding that recovery is a struggle for you?

  • Do you like the other participants?