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Toxic Relationships in Recovery

Recovering from addiction comes with a lot of challenges and hardships. Deciding to get the help you need to overcome any addiction will completely change your life and save you.

Once you have successfully completed a treatment program, it is now time to transition back into everyday life with your sacred sobriety. During this time, it’s imperative that you get rid of toxic relationships, as these will only bring you down and they could potentially compromise all the hard work you have accomplished thus far. At Faith in Recovery, we explain the value of surrounding yourself with positive people and how toxic relationships in recovery are extremely detrimental for your wellbeing. We provide faith-based addiction treatment and can help any struggling individual fully recover.

How to Identify Toxicity

During recovery you are going to go through a lot of change, and it’s important to know how to identify toxicity in your new way of life. If you feel that someone close to you is manipulating you or constantly bringing drama to your life, this is toxicity, and it should not be mixed in with your recovery efforts. Some signs of toxicity include narcissism, criticism, and judgement. If you have a friend who only thinks about themselves and/or puts you in uncomfortable situations, this is not someone to associate with in recovery. You can also identify negative relationships by how you feel when you are around this person. If you feel insecure or controlled, these are clear indications that this is not a supportive friend.

How Toxic Relationships Compromise Sobriety

Negative influences on your life can bring about stress that will only cause destruction and potential relapse, and a toxic relationship can cause emotional turmoil. This can be very dangerous for your overall health and wellbeing when you are new to recovery. Our faith-based addiction treatment center suggests completely getting rid of any destructive relationships because this will only benefit you and your long-term goals in recovery. For more information on how we can help individuals find spirituality in recovery, contact Faith in Recovery today at 888-280-4763.


Faith in Recovery will heal you from any addiction. We provide faith-based treatment, so you can connect to God while recovering. Contact us today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about our customized addiction treatment services.