A life of addiction/alcoholism is full of chaos and can be utterly exhausting. Every second of every day revolves around getting and using drugs or alcohol. When someone has been using substances to help them cope, it becomes a normal way of life. Eventually, they get sick and tired of being sick and tired and either die from the disease of addiction/alcoholism or choose recovery.
Why is Sobriety a Better Life?
Recovery can be scary for a lot of people. The fear of withdrawal, the fear of feeling, the fear of change, or the fear of dealing with the past keeps many addicted for too long. However, once you get past these fears and decide to become sober, your life will change and be better in many ways. Here are some reasons why a sober life is a better life.
Your health improves – Drugs and alcohol are toxic to your body. It is essentially poison. Once your body gets rid of these toxins, your immune system starts improving, making you less vulnerable to illnesses, and your overall health starts to improve.
Your sleep improves – The importance of a good night’s sleep can’t be stressed enough. When a person is deprived of sleep, it affects their overall health and well-being, and drugs/alcohol are not conducive to healthy sleep patterns. However, once you become sober, you start sleeping better.
Your memory improves – Drugs and alcohol can cause blackouts and make your memory foggy and not reliable. Sobriety brings forth a more clear-headed, focused, alert, and sharper memory.
Your diet will improve – Using substances tends to throw our eating habits way off. We don’t eat healthily or possibly even eat at all. When you get sober, you usually start eating better and making better food choices.
Your weight will stabilize – Drugs and alcohol can either cause a significant weight loss or even weight gain (with alcohol). However, once you become sober, your weight will start to become more stable, and you will look and feel so much healthier.
You have more free time – While in a life of addiction, your entire day usually revolves around getting and using substances. Once you become sober, you will find you have a lot more free time to do things you enjoy, and you are usually a lot less stressed out.
You have money – There is nothing financially stable about a drug/alcohol addiction. Most addicts never have any money, and if they do, it’s very little. However, sobriety means you have money! There is no better feeling than to have money in the bank for once and money in your wallet.
You have stronger relationships – Almost no one wants to be around a person using drugs or alcohol. A person who is actively using usually doesn’t want to be around other people either. However, when we obtain sobriety, our relationships start improving, and we want to be around people.
You become more self-confident – Sobriety will help improve your self-image and self-esteem. You start feeling so much better about yourself and start to gain your self-confidence back. Addiction strips all of this from a person and makes them feel so worthless.
You have more energy – Drugs and alcohol can completely wipe you out and take a huge toll on your body. It’s poison. Once you stop putting these substances in your body, your energy will slowly start improving.
You are more productive – Having a clear head and more energy means you become more productive. It’s a lot easier to stay focused and get things done when you are sober.
You have more fun – Drinking and drugging may be fun at first, but eventually, it turns into something most people don’t enjoy doing. However, once you get out of the stress and chaos, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off of your shoulders, and you will start having fun and enjoying life again.
How Do You Maintain Sobriety?
Maintaining sobriety isn’t easy, but with a strong will and desire to stay sober and a good recovery program, anyone can achieve long-term recovery. Now recovery does take a lot of hard work and determination, but I promise you that you will be so much happier, and your life will be so much more fulfilled. Always remember, a grateful heart is a happy heart!
The transition from addiction to sobriety is never easy, but it is possible. Getting rid of the addiction will lead to a happier and healthier life. It is important to find out what is the best treatment for you. Once you have completed your rehab and want to stay sober, we can provide you with sober living homes and halfway houses. Sober living homes make it much easier for you to stay sober.
Transitional Care for Addiction And Alcoholism
If you or someone you love is looking for a premier, co-ed sober home to help increase your chances of long-term sobriety, we would love to have you at New You Sober Living. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We will help get you on the path to leading a successful long-term recovery.
Plus, our facility is beachfront, so you can relax and find your innermost self. Our team of specialists is available around the clock to assist you. Let us help you find the best sober living home for you.