Being clean & sober and being in recovery are two very different things. Imagine being clean & sober is a Roller Coaster, exciting, fun and scary at the same time. Now imagine being on that Roller coaster with no bar across your lap or no shoulder harness to keep you from being violently thrown off. Recovery is the bar across your lap or the shoulder harness that saves your life. With no lap bar or shoulder harness you will at one point fall off the Roller Coaster.