A good support system has shown importance in preventing relapse. Having family members, specifically the ones at home are extremely important but also having friends that not only support the patient but do not use can be role models for positive social situations.
Why Structure is so Important
Structure is critical in dealing with recovery because it is what keeps a person on a good path. Without structure, addicts and alcoholics would fail to meet recovery obligations and their day to day life would be chaos. Structure provides a clear picture of what is happening which is vital in recovery.