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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

The term, “slowbriety” is true to its sound. Recovery from drugs and alcohol doesn’t happen overnight, just like addiction didn’t happen in one sitting. Addicts and alcoholics are known for their love of instant gratification, and when they find out there is nothing instant about recovery, it can leave quite the mark and a little distaste for the turtle pace. However, it is the turtle pace of sobriety that offers the biggest rewards. If you are a newcomer, just stick around, relax, and see what happens, it may just surprise you.

Though slow and steady wins the race is discussed here, remember that there is no finish line in recovery. You keep going forward, one day at a time, at your own pace and on your own time. Many people fall into the trap of rushing through their recovery. What happens, is that the things that really need to be worked on are blown through, and a thorough spring cleaning of the soul is left incomplete. Your life could depend on how well you’ve dealt with your problems, and if your fly right by them, you could be in trouble down the road. Take your time and clean yourself up from the inside out.

As you are beginning to address your issues and clean up your wreckage, do not compare your insides to other people’s outsides. So what if they have the family, job, car, whatever—don’t get down on yourself for where you think you should be at. What matters is you, your sobriety, and the things you are doing to support your recovery. What other people are doing is none of your business. Just because someone may appear to have it all, doesn’t mean they do. All of that stuff is just that: stuff. People tend to fill their lives with things rather than focusing on what’s really important: freedom and happiness. When you are truly free, you will know a happiness like never before. When you are truly happy, you will never need to fill the void with chemicals again. All of this takes time, which is good, because you have a lot of recovery ahead of you.

If you can’t stop drinking or using, call the Serenity Recovery Center. Detox is your first step toward a steady journey in recovery ahead. Our detox plan is designed to ease you through withdrawals as painlessly and comfortably as possible. You can get through this, you are not alone. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at (844-339-6964). You can recover, make the change today.