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Caterpillars and Butterflies

Alcoholics and addicts have the disease of perception. Many new people who show up to recovery, show up with a very warped perception of reality. It may not seem clear to you now, but the truth of the situation is, you have reached a turning point in your life. You may feel like a caterpillar who is coming to the end of its life. However, many who have come before you have felt the same, only to be proven wrong. What they didn’t realize, is that their lives were only beginning. As you stand at these crossroads, ask yourself how you want to move forward—as a caterpillar who’s end is near, or as a butterfly, who is beginning a brand new life?

Quitting drinking or using is terrifying for an alcoholic or addict. You might think your life is coming to an end, that you’ll never have fun again, or that people will avoid being your friend. Why would you think anything else, when you don’t know what anything else is? The way you are living now, is no way to live. Addiction takes away your freedom, happiness, and everything around you. If you think your life is ending because you are thinking about leaving the black hole behind, you are in for a big surprise. If you ask for help, and are willing to do whatever it takes to get sober, you no longer have to be the caterpillar at the end of the line. You can shed that skin and be the butterfly you so deserve to be.

Recovery is a completely new way of life, that you can only see to believe. Sure, it can be uncomfortable at times, but anything that’s new can feel awkward. Butterflies learn to fly, and so can you. Take each day, one day at a time, and it will get easier. Find the other butterflies in recovery; they will be more than willing to help you out, and in turn, you will be helping them, too. The metamorphosis from being an addict or alcoholic in active addiction to an individual living a beautiful life is awe-inspiring. This can be you if you want it.

You don’t have to let addiction end your life. Call the Serenity Recovery Center and begin your own transition from drug or alcohol abuse into the light of recovery. You will be comfortable, treated with respect, and most importantly, you will get sober. Give us a call, we are available 24/7 toll-free at (844-339-6964). You can change, and you can recover. Call today.