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Growth Through Pain

Growing pains are real, and if you’re an addict or alcoholic in recovery, you know all too well what they’re about. Before any of us got sober, we had pains left and right, backwards and forwards. Everything seemed to hurt, no matter what it was. Joy had left the building, and it was gone before we even knew it was missing. Needless to say, pain became the norm in active addiction, but a new type of pain came with sobriety.

Like the saying, “Faith without works is dead,” so it goes with growth and pain. Growth without pain is rare, and the harder the lesson, the more opportunity for learning and going forward. Sometimes, we don’t learn the lesson we need to right off the bat. It can  mean taking an emotional beating over and over, before we’ve had enough, and we’re willing to surrender. When we can admit we can’t do it alone, or again, or whatever the case may be, we let go and we let in the help we need to heal and move on.

Think about addiction: if we never experienced the horror, sorrow, remorse, shame, and  desolation of the disease, would we have ever had enough and stopped drinking or using? It took an unbelievable amount of pain for us to surrender, become willing, and ask/plead for help. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the growing pains of our addiction. Recovery is no different. Whether it’s relationships, death, jobs, finances—whatever it is, there will be pain and there will be joy, and we will learn and grow from all of it.

If you are new to sobriety, you are going through a lot. The emotions you feel now may seem never-ending, but rest assured, it will get better. Recovery is a process of learning how to handle life on life’s terms, and with each passing day, you are growing. Sobriety is the power you need to persevere through difficult times and learn from them as you go. With each moment you stay sober, you advance in your recovery, becoming a stronger, more capable person with every passing moment.

If you are still struggling with addiction, we can help. Your first step towards growth can begin with detox at the Serenity Recovery Center. You are not alone in this, and we will help you transition into recovery in the safest, most comfortable way possible. Stop living your life in pain, and begin living—really living. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at 844-339-6964. You can change, you can grow, and you can recover. Call today.