6 - I will watch out for other surfers

One of the biggest lessons a person learns in recovery is that ”we can't do it alone.” Recovery from addiction requires help from others, particularly during the difficult times when tempted to return to old behaviors. Being part of a group provides a safety net and a network of people to provide support during challenging times. When surfing more challenging waves surfers can benefit from the assistance from others in the water. Even the most experienced surfers have had wipeouts that required help from other surfers to assist them in getting back to the beach. There is also a responsibility that comes both with surfing and recovery to show others the path ahead. Knowing what to expect can help us to achieve and maintain sobriety and avoid any unnecessary wipeouts.