Getting Clean Feels Great
You’ll literally feel the weight lift off your shoulders. Have you ever felt as though you were carrying around a tremendous weight by continuing to conceal your sobriety? The heavy consequence of keeping your recovery a secret is only added onto by the shame, guilt, and secrecy of addiction.
Addiction and all mental health issues face a heavy amount of shame and stigma, which can make the people living with them feel as though they are bad or wrong for living with them. Thankfully, the narrative around mental health is changing and it’s becoming more normalized to discuss the issues. Truthfully, the more you open up about your recovery from addiction, the more you can inspire others to do the same.
As you continue opening up and taking the weight off your shoulders, you’ll feel even better as people tell you that your experience, strength, and hope, inspired them to do so as well.
No More Strain In Relationships
There are only so many reasons you can come up with about why you don’t drink or always turn down drugs before somebody presses a hard inquiry. Relationships, of any kind are about honesty and communication. Eventually, you need to honestly communicate your reasons for not drinking or using drugs. Despite what you might think, you won’t be judged for your past. People tend to focus on what you overcame and how strong your sobriety is today. Your relationships will be stronger without holding onto lies, no matter how innocent they are.
Nothing Wrong With Being Confident
The more you open up about being an addict or alcoholic in recovery the more confident you are going to feel about it. In the words of mental health and recovery advocate Demi Lovato, who has been open about her struggles with addiction, alcoholism, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder, “What’s wrong with being confident?”
You Might Have Less Symptoms
It’s easy to get depressed by suppressing your truth. It’s easy to get anxious worrying about what other people will say or how they will react to your truth. Holding in your truth of any circumstance always worsens the symptoms of your mental health. Liberating the reality of your hard work in recovery might actually alleviate some of your symptoms and help you regain your mental health more steadfastly.
Lakehouse Recovery is committed to bring clients a solution to their problem of drug and alcohol addiction. Offering residential inpatient treatment and detox with a unique twelve month aftercare program, our programs heal mind, body, and spirit, with privacy and comfort. For more information, call 877.762.3707 today.