How to support a newly sober loved one (plus, what not to do), learn about addiction. Don't micromanage your loved one's recovery. Help your loved one create a new sober lifestyle. Open a dialogue about whether your role needs to be changed.
Don't use alcohol or other substances near your loved one. Many people who abuse alcohol or drugs have problems dealing with anger. Left unchecked, anger can have a negative impact on your health and on your lasting sobriety. If a loved one is trying to achieve sobriety, here are several ways to facilitate recovery for both of you.
Be optimistic, encourage healthy habits, and don't drown. Research has shown that people with substance use disorder are much more likely to succeed if they live in a sober space, especially in the early stages of recovery.