Finding Your Identity
Those recovering from alcohol or drugs frequently identify themselves with a scene or lifestyle and have a difficult time connecting with themselves in their new sober identity. They can’t enjoy the things they used to enjoy while they were using. They become depressed and lost and isolated.
In childhood, Shane first identified himself as a baseball player, but as he got older, his interests turned to music and the sex, drugs, and rock n roll that inevitably came with live music scene. Later on, after he got sober, he wondered who would he be now?