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Is There Such Thing As Fun In Sobriety?

One of the most common worries or complaints of the newly sober, is that they’ll never have fun again. The irony of this type of thinking, is that anyone who has struggled with addiction knows how miserable their life was while drinking and using, but they’re worried about not having a good time now that they’re clean and sober. Drugs and alcohol took every last ounce of fun out of our lives, and now that they’re gone, the good times can begin.

If you are considering treatment, you may be surprised to hear that people actually begin having fun after detox. Many of us who are newly sober haven’t laughed real, hard belly laughs for ages before we got to treatment. The new friends we meet are just like us, with the same problems, and similar feelings toward sobriety. We begin learning what it feels like to be sober, and as we make the adjustment together, we discover that we are able to do life and everything in it without drinking or using.

We actually remember where we were and what we did. We can take the time to appreciate what a good time feels like, rather than numbing out with chemicals. In addiction, we may have planned numerous things that we wanted to do, but never followed through. Now that we’re sober, we can go skydiving, surfing, hiking, traveling, or even to the park with a blanket and a good book. For those of us who are already in recovery, we probably wouldn’t have stayed if we weren’t having fun. In fact, most of us are having the most fun we’ve ever had in our lives and wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Recovery isn’t about losing anything good in life, it is about gaining a life worth living. Life is too short to be lived in a numb haze, not knowing one day from another, and  isolated from everything and everyone. Sobriety gives us the opportunity to get out and do the things we always wanted to do, but couldn’t in addiction. If you are ready to begin a new life, we can help you. Give us a call, recovery is possible, and your journey can start today.

Detox is a beginning and an end. As the beginning of a new life in recovery and the end of an era of pain caused by addiction, making the choice to attend clinical detox needn’t be a complicated one. The Serenity Detox Recovery Center at the Encino Hospital Medical Center offers safe and comfortable residential detox with modern amenities and an environment that feels like home. Start the process today. Call us at: 866.294.9401