Social media can be helpful but also detrimental to a person in recovery for many reasons. Many people are on their devices of some sort hours everyday without a break. Being this hyper-connected influences the way people see not only themselves, but other people. It also can bring down self-confidence and focus away from healing. Find out why a healthy plan to break away from social media in recovery can be helpful to the journey.
There are some ways social media negatively impacts recovery. This includes:
Although social media usage has some benefits like connecting people together in similar communities, it can take people away from personal connections. Overall mental well-being may be overlooked. If people want to remain sober, mental and emotional strength is critical. Kicking addiction to the curb is difficult, but not impossible, with the help of kicking social media to the curb (even if just for a bit). Some tips to get started:
Sound Recovery understands there are complexities to every person’s journey. We are here to help you navigate them with the right tools and resources. If you are struggling with addiction, let us help. Call us at 561-277-3088 to get started.