Recovery is about replacing old negative behaviors with new positive ones. It takes discipline, hard work, and focus. It also takes a break up with your past. Don’t be ashamed of your past, it helped create the amazing person you are today. But long term success in recovery requires you to keep the past in the past. Old relationships, environments, and habits that don’t fully embrace and support your recovery should be left in the past. It’s just to easy to slip back into your old ways by staying connected to your past. So the next time your past calls, let it go to voicemail. Trust me, it has nothing new to say.