Originally Posted by STHATHEMMAD
Will having a pet be helpful? like a dog or a cat?
IMO, you're getting ahead of yourself, so forget having a pet for now, you have more important issues to worry about for the next few months.
You should first develop a sobriety plan. Start here http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...very-plan.html
Also, are there any support groups like AA or SMART Recovery in your area? If so, you should at least attend a few meetings with an open mind.