Recovery is a lifelong journey. If people feel lonely on that journey they could begin to believe that life in recovery is not worth it. These feelings of loneliness can lead to relapse. Friendship is critical in the early stages of recovery. That newbie is feeling extremely vulnerable. The number of friends is meaningless at this point. It’s all about connectivity. Is the individual connected to healthy friendships that support and nurture the recovery process? If so, the journey has a greater chance of success. In Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 it states, “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.” So True! Stay Strong, Get Help, and Just Say No!