What matters the most in long-term recovery?
A team of six addiction experts, led by Dr. Maria Pagano, sought answers. They conducted a ten-year study on the various components of long-term recovery that reaped the greatest results. Overwhelmingly, their research concluded that two things were of the utmost importance.
- Keep going to meetings.
- Help others find recovery.
Let’s focus on the second principle – helping others. Jesus tapped into this when he sent his disciples out. He told them, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8).
In other words, “Help others.”
Recovery is the one thing you get more of by giving it away to others.
Recovery Step: Do one thing today that will help someone else in their recovery.