Now That I’ve Been Sober, Can I Go Back to Drinking?

Consider What You Enjoy About Being Sober

You can do anything you want. The question is, would you want to? Consider the things you enjoy about your sobriety. Maybe it’s waking up without a hangover, remembering what you did last night, and owing no apologies. Or it’s knowing where your car is, who’s bed you’re sleeping in, and having money to actually buy real food. Are these things so bad that you want to dip your toe back into the dark water of where you came from?

Are you an alcoholic? If you can honestly answer yes—and we know it isn’t easy to wholly admit this—then going back to drinking is to go straight back into addiction. Real alcoholics can never drink like normal people again. Once that line of addiction has been crossed, there’s no going back. Many of us have tried; only some of us have made it back into recovery. The rest are still in the throes of alcoholism, or they have died.

Alcoholism is a progressive disease, and some of us didn’t believe that it could get any worse, until we relapsed and it happened to us. If you want to experience your “yets,” then going back to drinking is the way to do so. If you haven’t been arrested yet, then you might soon.

If you haven’t killed someone yet, that could be around the corner. If you haven’t lost your family yet, another drink might send them packing.

Before you decide to go back out and do more research on whether or not you’re an alcoholic, weigh both sides. Make a pros and cons list of everything you experience with sobriety. Then make a list of the pros and cons that came with drinking. Which way of living has a better quality of life? Which one are you proud of?

Whether or not you go back to drinking is completely up to you. You are the one who is responsible for your decisions, and you are the one who has to wake up to the consequences of those decisions.



Our suggestion, hold off on going back to drinking today, and see how you feel about it tomorrow. Alcohol isn’t going anywhere, and you will always have the choice to take that first drink. What you may not have, is the choice to stop once you start. If you can’t stop drinking now, The Lakehouse Recovery Center can help. You don’t ever have to drink again, and we can show you how. We are available 24/7, toll-free at (877) SOBER | (877) 762-3707. You are not alone in this. Give us a call, and get help now


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