If you want to try something that is nearly impossible, try this. Try to overstate the importance of community.
Good luck with that.
Therapist Elizabeth Dixon writes, “Our relationships, more than anything else, set the stage for our health, happiness, and well-being. Research indicates that the quality of our social relationships affects a range of health outcomes, such as our mental health, physical health, and mortality risk.”
Paul agrees. He admonished the church, “Let there be no divisions among you, but be perfectly united in mind and thought” (1 Corinthians 1:10).
Recovery Step: You can do recovery well. What you can’t do is recovery alone. Don’t even try.