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6 Reasons Sobriety is Awesome

By on Mar 18, 2016 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

sobriety is awesome - happy woman at sunset - victory addiction recovery centerIf we are being honest, we can admit that sometimes we had fun drinking and using drugs. At some point, though, the good times began to dwindle, and we began experiencing negative consequences. Many people wonder what life will be like sober. Is there fun to be had, or will life be dull?  Good news: sobriety is actually amazing.  In fact, here are 6 reasons sobriety is awesome.

You get to make memories and keep them.  That’s a novel concept, right?  We may have had some enjoyable experiences when we were ‘partying,’ but how much of that do we genuinely remember?  In sobriety, we are given the opportunity to make lasting memories that we get to cherish for a lifetime.

The ‘walk of shame’ is no longer part of your life.  In fact, it’s a distant memory.  When we socialize sober, we don’t have to worry about what we might have said or done.  We don’t have to question what might happened the night before.  Being in control of our ourselves is remarkably empowering.

Your body starts to love you again.  We do a lot of damage to our bodies, not only by ingesting the drugs and alcohol, but by not eating or sleeping well. It’s a well-known fact: when you love your body, it loves you back.

You don’t have to be an outlaw anymore.  Alcohol is legal, but public intoxication and driving under the influence are not. Most drugs are illegal.  In sobriety, we don’t have look over our shoulders constantly or deal in secrets.  How liberating!

You get to learn who you really are.  Hello, me.  Meet me.  When our lives revolve around drugs and alcohol, we lose ourselves.  The chance to discover your likes, loves, and passions is an experience you don’t want to miss!

You have bank in your bank.  This is something new!  We spent all of our money on substances, so there was never any money left for things that we needed or wanted.  In sobriety, we learn how to manage our finances.  This means we get to treat ourselves with things that are good for us.

A clean and sober life is infinitely better than one that includes using and drinking; these are just 6 reasons sobriety is awesome!

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