If you’ve been thinking about slowing down on drinking or quitting altogether and seeking treatment, you’re likely wondering what it’s like. What can you expect? How do people who live sober get started? These are very valid questions, and sometimes it’s difficult to hold a vision for the future when we’re unsure of where it will lead. Although it seems scary, making the decision to live sober is the best choice you can make. Sobriety has its perks:
- Mental clarity
- Financial stability
- Relationships with others
- Peace in knowing that drinking isn’t contributing to damaging your health
- Managing your emotions
- Reducing your chances of developing a mental illness such as depression, anxiety, and memory loss
These benefits may sound appealing, but how do people transition to the point of sober living? At times, addiction can take us to a point so low that we don’t even realize where we stand until we’re barely standing. Daniel Radcliffe, star of Harry Potter, also struggled with alcoholism. He stated,
“For a long time, people were saying to me, ‘We think you have a problem,’ but in the end, I had to come to the realization myself.”
This is important to begin your journey to recovery. Many people with addiction have reported finding difficulty in overcoming their feelings of uneasiness that come with doing something different – like focusing on recovery. However, these feelings subsided over time as they developed a recovery routine they became more confident in.
Even if things seem hard right now, know that recovery is possible. The first step is admitting that you need help – the second step is actively participating at a reputable treatment center. Take control over your addiction today – it’s never too late.
Simple Recovery is a world-renowned, California state-licensed substance abuse treatment program. We believe in holistic recovery, meaning that we will work with you to restore your mind, body, and spirit. If you’re seeking a treatment center that focuses primarily on mental health, call our parent property, New Vista Behavioral Health, at 855-398-7959. If you’re seeking treatment for either substance abuse or dual diagnosis, call us at 888-743-0490. There are many people that can help you develop the tools you need to succeed.