It Can Be Difficult to Find a Sober Network You Feel Comfortable With
One of the most frustrating moments in Justin's journey comes in the third episode of the new season, "Valentine's Day." When Coach Kerba asks Justin if he's attending meetings, Justin replies that he is, but the one he went to was filled with "old guys" who "didn't really think a high school kid had much to complain about."
I wish I could say I didn't have this experience, but the truth is that I didn't relate to everyone in the recovery community off the bat, and vice versa. When I first started attending 12-Step meetings, I walked out of some in tears, feeling out of place and unwanted. Eventually, I found weekly meetings with younger crowds that made me feel normal. More importantly, I learned to look past our differences (age, education, backgrounds) and focus on the things we had in common.