Finances in Recovery - Learning to make Positive Decisions



In our active addiction, we do not care at all about our financial situation unless it pertains to our continued substance abuse. As long as we are able to afford our habit, everything else is disregarded. Now that you are in sobriety, it is important to replace bad financial habits with healthy, positive ones. What are some new habits you should try to practice and establish in your life in sobriety?


Getting back into the habit of saving money will serve you well in recovery. Most financial institutions offer checking account holders the option of opening a free savings account which is linked to the checking account. With these linked accounts, you can set up automatic deposits to your savings account. This takes you out of the equation, making the act of saving effortless on your part. This will require you to exercise discipline and restraint, as technol