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Benefits of Being Sober

By on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog, Recovery

I didn’t want to join AA but had to because I had nowhere else to turn. My life was an unmanageable mess, and I was spinning out of control.

benefits of being sober - the word sober - victory addiction recovery centerI’m a working writer, and my work was suffering tremendously. I was bringing in no income, which was adding extra stress to my already rocky marriage, and my friends and family were avoiding me like the plague. Alcohol and pills became my passion, marriage, and family. I was so sick.

By attending meetings, getting a sponsor, and working the steps, my life took a turn for the better. It also took a lot of work on my part, but I was in for the long-haul. Now the benefits of being sober seem to unfold every day like little miracles or gifts. I get to be me – without using alcohol or pills to hide who I really am.

At first it was scary. There were many times I wanted to throw the towel in, but luckily I have a great support system – including my family, who continue to encourage me along the way.

I would never have expected there would be so many benefits of being sober, and to this day I am so thankful that I went through the process of recovery.

Though this journey, one of the biggest benefits of being sober for me was learning who I was again. I had let the disease of addiction taint my self-esteem and take over my life. My interests went out the window; I didn’t care about my writing, who I was hurting, who I was lying to, or anything for that matter. I was selfish, and it was killing me inside.

I’ve been sober for 5 years now, and I can honestly say my life is better than it has ever been before. The benefits of being sober are endless.

From my healed relationships, to my writing and my marriage – life is great.

Sure I have ups and downs, but now I know how to handle them without wanting to pick up a drink or a pill.

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