Perhaps more important than any of the individual behaviors listed above, is the attitude of looking for personal improvement in our daily lives.
The recovering alcoholics who find the greatest success are the ones who commit to taking action everyday to improve their lives, no matter how small.
For long term recovery, you need to embrace positive change, and that’s difficult to do if you’re surrounded by friends with self-destructive tendencies, co-dependent relationships, addicts, and friends who otherwise cause you unhappiness.
Alcoholics who maintain strong ties with negative influences almost always relapse, so beware.
On the other hand, you also notice behaviors that usually lead to relapse.
Alcoholics and addicts may have worked through their general social avoidance, self-consciousness and discomfort for which alcohol was the medication.