Recovery as a Lifestyle When first starting out on the road to recovery from an affair or sexual addiction, many people want a quick fix - a book, a video, a weekend retreat to cure them, so their lives can get back to normal as soon as possible. However, the best approach to truly heal is to view recovery as a lifelong process. For true transformation to take place, you need to examine the root causes of behaviors and thoughts, and it is vital to assemble a program to help you stay successful and sober. Putting together a process that works for you could include therapy, small groups, 12 step meetings, and ultimately, connecting with others in recovery to encourage and support you in your journey. While many think they can do this on their own, today Mickey stresses that connection and community are absolutely critical when in recovery. Your new lifestyle and community is something that you will eventually enjoy, as you begin to reap the benefits of the positive changes you are making. Mickey wants to encourage you today that, no matter how dire your situation, there is hope for a better tomorrow.