Meanings of substance (ab)use
- Untangling what's life and what's addiction -
THE STRUCTURE OF 'LITTLE' THINGS
The combination of being in recovery and working your way through day-to-day life is challenging for the participants. Several of the participants engaged in residential treatment programs. Throughout those programs there is a strong focus on structure and taking responsibility. Some of our participants describe this as being ‘drilled’. The participants do recognize the important part that ‘structure’ played in their recovery process, but it also brought along feelings of stress of being constantly attentive towards keeping a certain structure in daily life.