Train your brain to think in terms of whether or not something is beneficial to your recovery
When exploring sobriety it can be helpful to ask ourselves questions. Drugs and alcohol have damaged our brain's ability to naturally think rational thoughts. Essentially our brains have been hijacked and reprogrammed to aggressively seek out artificial rushes of dopamine. So instead of trusting our initial reaction or judgement it may be beneficial to take a moment and evaluate whether something is helpful or unhelpful to our recovery. This is the practice of being mindful of our thoughts and the choices we make.
Is this relationship helpful or unhelpful to my recovery
Substance Abuse Counselor