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Addiction May Be the Best Thing to Have Ever Happened to You

It may not feel like it now, but down the road, you may come to the realization that the disease of addiction is a gift in ugly wrapping paper. Sure, active addiction is nothing short of horrible, and no one would wish it on their worst enemy. However, recovery from the disease of addiction is a gift that not everyone is fortunate enough to experience. For those of us who survived, and made it into recovery, we get to live life, and we get to live it well. Not many people can say they were on the brink of death, came back, and were able to lead long, successful lives. You get to say that, and you get to do anything you want to do—because you are sober.

This may sound strange, but many of us believe we are also more fortunate than “normies”, who have never had an addiction problem. Many normies are just who they are and have always been, and they stay that way for life. This isn’t to say anything negative, it’s just that we have a much different life experience. For us in recovery, we get to discover and uncover our true selves after surviving a progressively fatal disease, and we don’t stop there. Recovery is a growing and learning process, and through it, we continually aim to improve ourselves while helping others.

The people you will meet in recovery, and those who will become your tribe, are there because of your willingness to make a change in your life. New interests, hobbies, and your motivation to do whatever it is you set out to do, is because of your experience with addiction or alcoholism. Right now, it’s normal and okay to feel resentful toward addiction. Eventually, as you begin to see the positive aspects that are trickling into your life, your thinking may change. Sobriety makes your life easier, and wholly better. When you are living in gratitude for what recovery has given you, resentments are edged out—which is good, because they are the number one offender for recovering addicts and alcoholics. Stick around and see what happens. You may be pleasantly surprised—and grateful—for what being in recovery from your disease has in store for you.





If you are struggling with addiction, call the Serenity Recovery Center. Your life can change, you can heal, and we can help. You don’t have to live chained to your addiction any longer. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at (844-339-6964). Recovery is possible. Call now.