Recovery is not easy. It takes hard work, mental toughness, and a strong support group. Nothing weakens your recovery faster than negative people. They drain you of both strength and motivation. Those new in recovery are highly vulnerable to both negative thinking and negative people. So choose your friends wisely. Negativity is very contagious. You can catch it. It will increase the risk of relapse so avoid negative people as much as possible. Stay Positive, Stay Strong, Get Help, and Just Say No.