Getting clean may be easier than staying clean. Long-term recovery can be a challenge without the right support. There are many barriers that cause former drug abusers to become discouraged if they are not able to establish a stable life. Examples are lack of housing and employment. Listen to this recovery support group talk about external and internal barriers that might make them give up.
What are the things you need to give up when you begin a recovery program?
What are you adding to your life when you are in recovery?
What are the barriers to maintaining drug abstinence?
J. Kelly, J. R. McKay, A Plante, The Fix, Remove the Barriers to Addiction Recovery,