There is nothing about getting drunk that is cute or sexy. Billboards and advertisements for corporations who manufacture alcohol would have you believe that drinking is glamorous, attractive, and sophisticated. You know the scene: pictures of beautiful women and men dressed to the nines, flirting at cocktail hour, surrounded by glowing bottles, and a crowd of smiling people with white teeth. If this is what really happens when people drink, sobriety wouldn’t even be a thing. Instead, you might find someone vomiting, another passed out, and a group brawl over a spilled drink. Sloppy is far from sexy or sophisticated.
If you are an alcoholic, you may have noticed old friends who have moved past the drinking stage and are out living their lives and fulfilling their goals. There is nothing adult about getting drunk. Those fortunate people who are not touched by addiction have the ability to keep growing, to be responsible, and to achieve things that are important to them. For alcoholics, it is ugly. Addiction isolates, kills self-worth, steals our health, time, and money. It removes everything meaningful from our lives. Who finds this attractive? This is the side that beer and liquor companies don’t advertise because no one would willingly sign up for this lifestyle.
Sobriety offers the opposite of a messy life. You can achieve anything you want with a clear head. You will have composure and self-confidence, and true joy will radiate through glowing skin. Alcohol zaps all of these things and it keeps you stuck. Young people are beginning to realize that drinking isn’t all it’s hyped up to be. Those who question our alcohol-centric culture and choose to do something differently are making sober the new black. They are living their lives and doing whatever it is they set their minds on. Travel, education, career aspirations, and cultivating new, healthy relationships are all part of living a full life, free from alcohol. Sober can be anything you want it to be…isn’t that intriguing?
If you are struggling with addiction, do something differently. Call The Lakehouse Recovery Center, and come see what sobriety can offer you. Right now, you have the opportunity to change your life and your path. You can do and be anything you want—if you are sober. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at (877) 762-3707. Recovery is possible. Call today.