Just found out last night in my aftercare meeting that 2 people from my small group relapsed and are back in residential. It kind of took me by surprise, because these are two people that definitely seemed like they wanted sobriety, but like my therapist says, “It does matter how much you want it, it doesn’t matter how much you need it, it matters how much you work it”.
Anyway, this kind of puts things into perspective for me how insidious this disease can be. I remember being in treatment and the facilitator said, “Look to your right, now look to your left, a year from now they probably won’t be here.” So true, so true. I know I must stay vigilant if I want to keep what I have.