I feel like this advice could be counter productive to someone who is really struggling
I think that it’s good advice for someone trying to prevent relapse, but yeah it might be a bit too much pressure or scare someone that’s just starting recovery.
Then don’t take the advice and do whatever you want to do. But at the end of the day, it’s advice people need to hear whether it’s comfortable for you or not. Recovery isn’t comfortable a lot of the time; it’s hard. But that doesn’t mean you stop trying or give up completely.