Groundhog Day Takes on Its Literal Meaning When You’re Sober

If you are an addict or an alcoholic, more than likely, your drug of choice or favorite cocktail made every waking hour feel the same, day in and day out. It wasn’t a good “same,” either. A lot of us would wake or come-to, and absolutely dread the day in front of us because it was more of the same, just like yesterday. The cycle of remorse, craving, seeking, drinking/using, and repeat was never-ending. Just like the movie, every day felt like Groundhog Day.

Since Groundhog Day is this month, here is a little tip of the hat to Phil the Groundhog, and everyone in recovery who has survived the horror of addiction and is no longer afraid of their shadow. Recovery gives you options. If you want to hop in the car and go to the museum or on a road trip, you can. If you want to go back to school—and do well—you can do that, too. Sobriety is freedom and it breaks us free of the prison that addiction kept us locked up in for so long. When you are actively working a good program of recovery, your days are not a string of monotonous pain-stricken cycles of 24 hours that never end.

Mornings in recovery are greeted with gratitude. Not waking up hungover or sick, and scouring your home for a drink or your drug to ease the shakes or the nausea is an absolute gift. People begin to trust you again; when you make plans, you keep them, and if you say you will do something, you do it. Most of us were flakes in addiction. We were so caught up in the cycle of feeding our disease, that we didn’t do anything outside of what was absolutely necessary to survive. Now, we have the freedom of choice to do whatever we so choose. Our days are not full of redundant drinking and using any longer, and when it’s Groundhog Day on the calendar, it is just that.


If you want to stop drinking or using, we can help. Call The Lakehouse Recovery Center, and begin living a life that you look forward to every morning. You can do this. Break the vicious cycle, and give us a call. We are available 24/7, toll-free at (877) 762-3707. You are not alone in this, and we can help you change. Recovery is possible. Call today.


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