Life after recovery can seem scary to navigate alone. That’s why mentorship is an important aspect of addiction recovery. There are a number of benefits to having a mentor as you continue down the path of drug and alcohol recovery. Learn about a few of the benefits below.
Continuing with your life after completing a drug and alcohol recovery program can feel a bit overwhelming. Even though our drug and alcohol recovery programs do everything they can to prepare you for continuing your path to recovery, actually putting everything that you’ve learned into practice takes some getting used to. It can be tempting to slip back into old patterns, but it doesn’t have to be. With the one-on-one guidance of a mentor, you have access to the experiences and knowledge of someone who has been through the same situations you are currently experiencing. Your mentor will be with you as you make that transition after your recovery program. They will act as a form of support and as a source of guidance as you navigate life after breaking free from addiction.
An Accountability Partner
Like we mentioned before, life after drug and alcohol recovery does not come without temptations. Recovery from addiction is a daily choice. As you begin to make new connections with people and start repairing other relationships, those temptations will continue to pop up. Luckily, with a mentor you don’t have to face those temptations alone. Your mentor is there to act as an accountability partner as you continue your drug and alcohol recovery. By talking to your mentor when you are struggling and when temptations arise, your mentor will help encourage you to stay on your recovery path and help you work through those temptations.
A Relationship of Trust
Repairing relationships that were damaged because of drug and alcohol addiction is a process. Trust has to be rebuilt for the relationships to have any lasting strength. As you begin the process of repairing these relationships, you may feel like you have no one that you can rely on. Having a mentor means having someone there that you can trust and rely on during this time. Your mentor can give you advice and guidance to help repair your other relationships as well.