Anyone in addiction recovery must understand that addiction is a disorder, not a refusal to say “no.” Therefore, addiction can only be managed, not cured. Staying sober requires effort and time. It often brings up feelings of pain and struggle as well.However, with each passing day, the struggles become more manageable and daily life starts to become a routine again. You begin to regain trust amongst family, friends and loved ones and function in a different way. As you attend your meetings and counselling sessions and continue working towards your goals, life will begin to head in the right direction.Some days are overwhelming and it feels as though nothing is going your way. In the back of your mind, you may even consider the possibility of relapse. Any person who has gone through addiction recovery has heard numerous stories about relapse and the struggle it entails. It is a common, and distressing, occurrence. This is why it is important to know the best ways to overcome difficult days during your recovery. The following tips can be used to help you survive bad days and come out on top.