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What Does it Mean to "Have a Voice"?

So many people that come to Rebecca’s House share their stories about finding their voice in recovery. But we all have a voice, right? So, what does this mean?

Well, you might find that you too can relate to this. Having a voice means, being able to speak our truth and feeling safe to assert our wants and needs. So many of us grow up in environments where we don’t feel this kind of safety. For some, self-expression is met with criticism, disapproval, abandonment, or even abuse. Sometimes the scariest thing can be letting people know who you really are, what you want, and what you need. So many of us enter recovery not knowing who we really are because we have long since stop placing importance on who were are on the inside and just decided it was easier to focus on the outside.

Being able to control the physical aspects of ourselves often replace our true identities. Recovery is about reconnecting with yourself. Learning who you are, what you want, what you need, what you like and don’t like, and who you want in your life. So, who would you want to be if no one else had an opinion either way about it? What would you want to do, if you weren’t afraid? Reconnect with yourself, your true self. Then, choose who you would like to have in your inner circle and let them know you. Build your tribe!

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