My job requires long periods of time being alone. And though I do enjoy my job, it can have a negative effect on my attitude. Isolation can become another habit for me, similar to drugs. It requires no effort and the longer I do it, the more natural it becomes. But recovery requires that I socialize with like-minded people. Humans are social animals. This is not an assumption. Numerous studies, the most recent one was in The National Institute of Health, have determined the most accurate predictor of longevity is social interaction. In fact, it’s more accurate than smoking, drinking, exercise and eating right COMBINED. Being involved in the lives of others not only keeps me sober, it makes me a healthier person.