Why Civic Activities are Important to Recovery, Happiness and The World – Workit Health

Alcoholics and addicts are notoriously self-obsessed.  In some ways, we’ve had to be in order to survive. But that selfishness is also a symptom of our illness.

During most of my active addiction, I was concerned with staying alive, trying to get clean, and managing my raging mental illness.  But then I got sober.  A big tenet of being in recovery is service.  However, in AA, that’s usually limited to setting up chairs, making coffee, leading meetings, helping other alcoholics, and the like.

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