When substance addiction impacts your life or the life of someone you love, it can take time and effort to get back to feeling normal. It’s important you accept this fact as recovery after addiction can be difficult. Developing a full life is a key part of recovery. You’ll need to work to fill in the void left in either your, or a loved one’s, life from the removal of opioids.
It’s important to reestablish connections to your community and the relationships in your life. This is the phase in your recovery where you should reconnect with what you loved before addiction impacted your life.