Why You Should Embrace Living Sober
You don’t have to be ashamed or suffer from your struggles your whole life! Discover the 5 reasons why you should embrace sober living here! Enjoy!
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If you are a recovering addict, you’ve heard the statistics against you.
Alcoholics alone have a 90% chance of relapse.
With those statistics, it can be hard to focus on your goal.
But there are so many reasons to continue on your journey to sobriety.
We’ve given you five reasons that you should embrace living sober.
1. Living sober means remembering your life
Under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you experienced periods of blackouts and lost moments.
When you’re living sober, you are able to remember the things that have happened in your life.
Life is made up of memories, conversations, and fun experiences.
Now that you’re living sober, you’re able to recall events that make your life exciting to live.
2. No more embarrassing moments
When you were drunk or high, did you say things you didn’t mean?
Or act a way that you would never act sober?
These actions made for embarrassing experiences that you probably never want to relive.
By living sober, you’ll never experience these things again. You’ll be proud of the things you say and do.
3. You’ll have great relationships
Addiction not only affects the addict, it affects the family and friends who love the addict.
Not only do loved ones worry about you when you’re an addict, they may also try and distance themselves from you.
Relationships that were once close may be ruined because of the actions of the addict while they’re under the influence.
If you’re a recovering addict, you know how hard this is to deal with.
By living sober, you’re better able to rebuild these failed relationships with your loved ones.
Your family and friends will be excited to be around you, instead of trying to avoid you.
4. Your future depends on it
When you were under the influence, finding the next high was probably the only future you were thinking about.
You may have thought you didn’t have a future because your life was spiraling to an end.
Did you know that the highest amount of arrests in 2014 was for drug related offenses?
If you continued on the path of drug and alcohol abuse, you could have ended up in jail. That would have eliminated any possibility of a successful future.
Now that you’re living sober, you are able to plan for the next several years of your life.
You can now decide what is truly important to you. You are now able to decide if you want to start a career or education goal.
The possibilities are endless now that you’re living sober.
5. You’ll be healthy
Most importantly, your addictions affect your health.
Whether you are struggling with alcohol or drugs, you are prone to tons of health conditions such as:
- Kidney disease
- Heart problems
- Depression and anxiety
- Brain damage
Now that you’re living sober your body will be removed of toxins, and you’ll feel better.
Your mind will be clearer, and you’ll know that any possibility of physical stress to your body will no longer be a problem.
Not only will your body feel better, it will look better.
Your hair and skin will look healthier, and your family and friends will take notice.
Imagine how your life was before you started living sober.
After you choose a life of sobriety, your relationships, body, and overall look on life will improve.
While the journey to sobriety may be a struggle, it will be worth all the rewards you will gain.