A difficult part of acclimating to daily life as a sober individual is connecting with new people. The newly recovered person often has limited social skills and has relied on their substance use to find connections with others. Developing the inner voice that helps effectively determine whether a person has your best interest in mind or if they are a destructive individual looking to do you harm in some way is an important part of staying sober. Using specific methods spelled out in Book 5, Ups and Downs in Life Course the program participant will be able to select a positive group of friends in the future that are more supportive and helpful than they would have previously chosen. The methods given are to be used throughout one’s life to continually achieve greater stability and happiness.