Recovery is contagious, so you need a community in which that contagion can be seeded and passed on. Recovery communities provide an environment in which individuals in early recovery can be inspired by, and learn from, those people who are further along in their recovery journey.
Members of recovery communities engage in a wide range of social, physical and educational activities that fill the void created by moving away from previous unhealthy addictive behaviours, and help individuals create a more fulfilling and rewarding lifestyle. Recovery communities facilitate human connection and enable feelings of belonging, leading to an improved psychological wellbeing.
Recovery communities enhance the visibility of recovery, show recovering people giving back to the wider community, and challenge the stigma and discrimination that exists towards people who have developed drug and alcohol problems or are overcoming such problems. Recovery communities show that recovering people are assets in the wider community.