One way or another I am going to be around alcoholics and addicts. Those are the people I have always found. When I hang with RECOVERING addicts, I don't get into trouble. When I hang with active addicts, I get into trouble. I also go to support meetings because I need somewhere to go to avoid isolating. The more I surround myself with people who remind me of the terrors of using and the joys of not using, the more I don't miss using. The more I miss meetings, the strange phenomenah is the more I only remember the good times from using. The more I miss meetings, the more I surround myself with people who look like they are having fun from using. That kind of environment leads me to trouble.
I will try to connect with a recovering addict.