There are many symbols that are easily recognized within the recovery community. These often represent powerful personal choices made by the person wearing them. This can manifest either as an individual wearing these symbols as physical accessories (i.e., a necklace, bracelet, or other apparel), or in a more permanent form, such as a tattoo on their body.
In addition, they send a message of hope to others in the recovery community. These symbols often serve as a way for individuals to support others in their struggle against addiction and show them that they do not have to walk the path to recovery alone.