How Helping Others Can Boost Your Recovery from LSD

How Helping Others Can Boost Your Recovery from LSD

Volunteering for local nonprofits and organizations is a great way to boost your recovery

Recovery is physically, emotionally and socially rewarding, but it takes time and effort to maintain; it takes a great amount of intentionality and commitment. Those individuals who stop LSD use to pursue a drug-free life must form new habits, focus on new activities and take bold actions that will support their new lifestyle and pave the way for long-term recovery.

Research indicates that helping others can have a profound impact on the giver’s health and happiness. So, volunteering support to others is a marvelous way for people in recovery to give back while getting back. Offering help to others – particularly fellow users in recovery –will support the giver’s personal goal of staying drug-free. The following benefits of serving others are just a few of a long list.1

Make New Friends Who Are Like-Minded

A positive peer group and strong support system are key factors in maintaining LSD addiction recovery. The right peer group understands addiction, knows the challenges of recovery and encourages and supports each other every step of the way. Addiction can be lonely and isolating; it can leave individuals in recovery thinking that their only real friends are active users.

However, being alone or being around those who are still using can trigger an appetite to return to drugs. Finding friends that believe and participate in a healthy lifestyle makes life more rewarding and recovery more successful. Volunteering for charitable or nonprofit organizations is a great way to meet people with similar interests. Who knows? It could lead to some friendships that set a whole new standard.2

Additional Accountability and Encouragement

Volunteering within the addiction recovery community will provide extra support to personal recovery efforts while energizing others. Being an individual in recovery gives others proof that a drug-free life is real, possible and rewarding. This inspires greater hope in those who may not believe they can find life after LSD, while motivating the volunteerto maintain sobriety and remain a positive example of the power of addiction treatment and recovery. Clarity of purpose can be more fully realized through service.1

Learn Some Useful Recovery Skills from Peers

Helping others provides opportunity for finding new passions and renewed focus. Lending a helping hand may be reciprocated by receiving some good information about living in recovery and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Visiting with peers about their recovery efforts may reveal some very useful tips and tricks for staying sober, navigating LSD-use triggers and resisting cravings. In sharing experiences – as well as successful tools and techniques – new support, recovery skills and helpful information are added to the arsenal of defense weapons in fighting the temptations to relapse.3

Claim and Maintain LSD Addiction Recovery Now

If you are ready to reclaim a drug-free life and regain your authentic self, help is available. Just a phone call away – using our 24/7 toll-free line – our team members are ready and able to support you in your quest for freedom from the cycle of addiction and an unhealthy and unproductive lifestyle. We can provide you with the tools and resources for successfully confronting and overcoming addictive drugs, like LSD. While it may not always seem like it, recovery is indeed possible.Believe it. We’ve been there.

After addressing your questions and concerns, we can offer some positive solutions as well as comforting encouragement. We know it’s not an easy path you travel; it’s toughest when you try to go it on your own. We can help. It’s what we do, and we are very good at it. We will support you as you give of yourself to others…before, during and after treatment. It’s time to heal, make a change and make a real difference in our world. Together we can build healthy, happy lives with meaning and purpose.Won’t you join us?


1“Staying Sober Through Service”, Greater Good – The Science of a Meaningful Life, University of California/Berkeley, http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/staying_sober_through_service , (March 13, 2012).

2 “Recovery Support Services”, National Institute on Drug Abuse, https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-adolescent-substance-use-disorder-treatment-research-based-guide/evidence-based-approaches-to-treating-adolescent-substance-use-disorders/recovery-support-services , (January 2014).

3“Recovery and Recovery Support”, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (October 5, 2015).