When people give up abusing alcohol and drugs it does not mean that their trials in life are over. They are still going to have to deal with the ups and downs of life just like everyone else. The only difference will be that they won’t be hiding from reality or making things worse through substance abuse. One of the things that people in recovery are almost certain to face is fear. It is unavoidable. Those who are emotionally sober are no longer interested in hiding from fear. Their focus is on learning to manage it effectively.
Your first thoughts on fear?
Where do you want to start?
Before program, what were you afraid of?
How did you react?
How did you cope?
In early sobriety, what were you fearful of?
How did recovery help?
What did you learn about fear and early recovery?
Today, what are you afraid of?
How are you using the program?
What tools of the program help you with fear?
Most of us have a fear we are going to lose something