Individuals in recovery may experience a significant amount of stress as they begin to make healthy lifestyle changes. Fortunately, emotional support can serve as a protective factor when dealing with new and challenging stressors. Through supportive friends and family, individuals can learn healthy ways to cope with distressing situations and improve their self-esteem! While many people do not feel they have an adequate support system, there are many ways to nurture the supportive relationships in your life and expand your network to include more positive relationships.
Ali Devine, Intern