Just sharing?

There’s one question that folks who aren’t in recovery tend to ask about Wecovery: “How does sharing on an app help someone stay sober?  Don’t you need to talk to someone?”

The answer, amazingly, is no.  For someone to stay sober all they need to do is pick up the phone and reach out.  "Program calls" are the number one tool of sobriety for many people in recovery.  While it’s obviously preferable if someone is on the other end of the line, just the act of picking up the phone and leaving a message interrupts the addictive cycle.  Using the Wecovery app acts in a similar way, except that instead of just leaving your message you can hear from others who are in a similar situation.

There is a misconception that at meetings we share and others in the room give us feedback on our shares.  That practice, referred to as “cross-talk,” is actually prohibited at most meetings.  The reason meetings work is that people feel they can share from their hearts without being judged, or coached, or patronized, or worse.  Sharing our realities and hearing other people share theirs frees us from isolation and forms real bonds of intimacy.

Addition thrives in isolation.  Sharing from the heart and hearing others you can relate to breaks down the walls that keep us sick.  This is why Wecovery works.