Trust is a complex concept: some say that it is a rational response to trustworthy behavior; others a moralistic value. My own experience of trust has changed vastly from entering recovery to today. I have experienced hurt, lost friendships, determined my own values and moral compass, and wised up my naive ways. This post explores my personal experience of openness in the rooms and the discovery that even though you have a shared disease, there’s widely varying moral compasses of people in recovery. Giving trust, without boundaries and trustworthy behavior, can have significant effects on a vulnerable person. Read below to see my top tips for keeping your head on in recovery.
Trust as an adolescent
When I came into recovery I was a shell