He said he wanted to but that he was afraid to return to the hometown where he'd lived while in his addiction.
He was afraid he might encounter former using friends and be tempted to rejoin them. His first objective is to protect his recovery.
His attitude exemplifies what recovery's all about. To protect our sobriety we don't go to places where it might be put in jeopardy.
That means bars, casinos, pool halls or other establishments where liquor is served. That includes family gatherings where alcohol is served.
If we want to be safe we don’t date those who are using anything, even if they’re only social or recreational users.
We view our recovery as our most precious possession because we know all the good in our life flows from it.
We worked hard to get where we’re at. And like this man we do nothing to jeopardize it.