Recovery is not an easy experience. You’re challenging yourself, on many levels, especially in the beginning to live without a substance(s) that you’ve been addicted to for a period of time. If you’ve gotten used to relying on alcohol to take the pain away, now you’re trying to unlearn that. Because of the challenges that recovery brings, you might feel weighed down, weak, or tired. You might feel overwhelmed by the triggers and cravings at first.
However, there are ways to find strength and feel stronger in your sobriety. If you’re willing to open up to others, change your perspective, and get support, you can find the strength you need to move forward. It’s easy to give in to a craving. It’s takes strength to resist it.
Because of the strength, courage, and commitment recovery takes, here are some ways to feel stronger in your sobriety: