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It’s Not a Sentence, It’s Freedom

Most people don’t want to stop drinking or using entirely—they just want to control it. Though, after many unsuccessful attempts at doing so, they look elsewhere to find out the secret on how to have just one, or how to not drink or use when you absolutely said you wouldn’t, but find yourself doing it anyway. For those of us in recovery, we tried to find the answer too, and prayed it didn’t involve quitting our drug of choice. We did find an answer, and it did involve stopping the drugs and alcohol, but it also involved a whole lot more than we expected.

Being told you can’t do something is seen as somewhat of a challenge to an addict or alcoholic. We don’t like to be told what to do. Most people don’t, but we really get a thorn in our side when we can’t have what we want. In reality, it is our disease that wants to continue to drink or use. As an addict or alcoholic, you probably tell yourself you’re not going to drink or use, and end up doing it anyway, even though you don’t really want to. The disease of addiction is incredibly powerful, and it will lie, cheat, and steal to keep going. It is also the disease that tells us sobriety is more of a sentence to a life of boredom than anything else.

Sobriety isn’t boring, no matter what idea you may have about it, or rather, what your disease has about it. Sobriety is freedom. And the freedom that it offers, is the freedom of not wanting to drink or use. Imagine waking up, and not wanting or needing to get high or to have a drink. This is sobriety. You live your days without obsessing over drugs or alcohol. Addiction keeps us stuck. We don’t grow, or move forward, we just stay stagnant. When you make the decision to get sober, you are choosing freedom, and by living in recovery, you are free to do anything you so choose.

If you want to experience a freedom you never thought possible, call us at the Serenity Recovery Center. Our detox program is designed to keep you safe and as comfortable as possible. You do not have to live chained to addiction any longer. Give us a call, we are available 24/7 at 844-339-6964. Freedom is possible. You can recover, call today.