Don’t think sobriety is for the cool kids? Think again. You’re the coolest of the cool, working on yourself and healing your life one day at a time. Need a little more inspiration for your sobriety? Read these trip-worthy (and totally drug free) facts.
- Remember that you’re sober! If that doesn’t put a pep in your step, nothing else will. Recovery is the greatest gift you have been given. Even on a bad day, you can be excited in the fact you got through it without drugs and alcohol. Pause for a second, take a deep breath, and think about everything your journey in recovery has encompassed so far. You’ve been through the worst and come out your best, plus, you’re getting better all the time. Sobriety is a total trip. Keep breathing and focusing on what a wild ride recovery continues to be. The stoke is super real.
- You’re not drunk or loaded! Isn’t that the same thing as being sober? Not really. The fact that you are standing clean and sober right now is a miracle, aside from all that other cool stuff recovery brings to you. Not too long ago, there was a time when you couldn’t stay sober for very long at all. Despite the horrendous detox, the cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and that roller coaster ride of early recovery- you are doing it! Right now. Super sober. Pat yourself on the back and go do more cool sober stuff.
- The Past Is In The Past! This one can get you every time. Remember when you didn’t think you’d ever be able to move on and heal from harms done to you in the past? Addiction and alcoholism can be traumatizing in their own right. Along the way, you can be hurt by people and situations which really put a dent in your spirit. Today, you actually know what it means to feel freedom and peace. As “the promises” of Alcoholics Anonymous says you do not regret the past nor are you willing to shut the door on it. You comprehend the word serenity. More on that next.
- You Comprehend The Word Serenity. Let’s break that down for a second. Serenity. As in, being serene. By definition, serenity means “the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.” Untroubled? Before recovery, in the grips of your addiction, you felt nothing but troubled. Today, you comprehend serenity. That means you really grasp and understand what it means to be calm and peaceful. Through your hard work, you’ve learned how to let stuff go and maintain equilibrium in your world. That’s huge.
You’re awesome. Recovery is awesome. It’s a perfect match. Let Lakehouse Recovery Center show you what being sober is all about. Our detox and residential treatment programs followed by twelve months of aftercare are designed to help you learn how to live again without mind altering substances. For more information, give us a call at 877.762.3707.