Retirement can be tough for people in recovery. There’s a lot more downtime to fill, and you no longer have the daily human interaction that work provided. Boredom and isolation are major concerns in both retirement and recovery, and they can lead to substance abuse and relapse.
Successful long-term recovery requires both a sense of purpose and a sense of community. You can use your strengths and values to find a sense of purpose through giving back to the community. Giving back opens the door to healthy, supportive relationships in recovery and gives you opportunities to make your community a better place.
In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- How boredom and isolation in retirement can affect your recovery
- How to identify your strengths and values to find purpose in retirement
- Ways to engage with your community, and resources for finding volunteer opportunities