5 Reasons for Getting Sober
If you are on the fence about getting sober, or if you constantly weigh the pros and cons of recovery in your head, take a look at these 5 great reasons for getting and staying sober.
Why get sober? The answer to this question will depend heavily on who you are and what you’ve experienced. If you have no personal history of substance abuse you might decide to get sober to improve some areas of your life that you’ve been meaning to work on. Maybe you keep your partying and drinking to the weekends, but you’ve realized that you might be more productive on your days off if you don’t go out on the town with friends the night beforehand. If you have struggled with substance abuse or addiction, you probably have a wide variety of reasons to get sober.
You want to start living up to your potential, you want to regain financial stability, you want to build back your self-esteem… you want your life back. When you are in the throes of active addiction, it can be difficult to consider all of the benefits of getting sober. Addiction is a disease of denial, and those who are struggling with addiction will often (unwittingly) go to great lengths to convince themselves that professional help isn’t necessary. We’ve put together the most important and most common reasons that those suffering from substance abuse disorders need to hear on the road to recovery.
What Are the Reasons for Getting Sober?
- Getting sober will help you build self-esteem and learn to love yourself once again. Active addiction completely strips you of your self-esteem. You might have a difficult time looking at yourself in the mirror. Once you get sober you will start to appreciate yourself – even if right now that seems like an impossibility.
- You will be able to save money. Addiction is costly. You will be surprised by how quickly you become financially stable and independent once you enter into recovery.
- You will finally have the opportunity to rebuild damaged interpersonal relationships. You will be able to be the daughter, or son, or mother, or father, or friend that you always knew you could be. The things that matter most in life – your loved ones – will once again be accessible.
- You will be free – free to do what you want in life. When active in addiction, your choices are pretty limited. Finally, you will be able to live up to your full potential and reach your personal goals.
- Once you get sober, you will be allowed to help others like you. You will be able to use your past experiences to help others get and stay sober. There is nothing more beautiful or fulfilling than helping someone else.
Absolute Awakenings - Addiction Recovery
Some people think that getting sober means that their life will essentially be over. No more fun, no more concerts, no more crazy spring break vacations… fear of the unknown might be keeping your active addiction alive and well. The truth is, in time you will be able to do everything that you used to do, and you will undeniably enjoy doing it even more. If you aren’t sure what to expect, you might as well decide to give yourself a fighting chance at recovery before throwing in the towel. What have you got to lose? If you stay sober for a year or so and do everything that is lined out in your recovery program, we can pretty much guarantee that you won’t want to return to your old way of living.
At Absolute Awakenings, we truly believe that everyone is capable of long-term recovery. No matter how stuck or hopeless you feel, all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call, and we will take the lead. Our experienced admissions counselors will work with you to make the beginning of your recovery journey as easy and straightforward as possible. To learn more about our program of recovery or if you are still undecided and want to know more about sobriety in general, give us a call today. We are looking forward to speaking with you and getting you started on your journey of addiction recovery as quickly as possible.