We are definitely in the age of the service animal. Think about how many times you have seen a dog on an airplane. Back in the day we would mostly see blind people with a guide dog, but now service animals come everywhere with us. This brings me to the important path pet or animal companionship offers during our Recovery from our addictions. So let’s look at the Top 4 ways in which pets help in our recovery from our addictions.
1) To Teach Us Discipline– this is almost like a reverse psychology type of thing. As we discipline our pets and teach them right from wrong, we also embed into our psychological make up how important it is to be disciplined. Teaching discipline, preaching discipline and being disciplined ourselves is the key to achieving all the goals we set out to achieve in life.