For a person in Recovery, Recovery must always come first. Recovery is a very serious commitment. It is a matter of life and death. Part of the disease of addictions job is to distract us from our recovery. Keeping Recovery first can have a lot off meanings such as the strategy you follow in recovery, the people you hang around, and keeping yourself in a safe environment. If you apply your decision making around keeping recovery first, you will not fail. Your commitment to your recovery might be the most important commitment you ever make. It is as simple as “get busy living” or “get busy diving.”