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What do I Need to Know About Getting Sober?

Getting sober is a life changer, and the unknown can be frightening for an addict or alcoholic. Subtract drugs and alcohol from our world, and the unknown is uncharted territory and we really have no idea what to expect. There are a few things to keep in mind, and many more that you will learn through trial and error. As long as you don’t drink or use and keep moving forward, you are on the right path.

You Are Not Alone – Getting sober isn’t easy, and you don’t have to do it on your own. Help is available through resources found in detox, treatment, self-help meetings, online recovery groups, and therapy. Connecting with other people who have been in your shoes is incredibly important. Keep an open mind, and let others help you.

  1. Ask and Ye Shall Receive – Asking for help can be incredibly difficult. Admitting to yourself and another human being that you cannot do this alone is not only humbling, but it can also change your life. Help is available, all you have to do is ask.
  2. It Can Be Painful, Especially Since You Can Feel It – Drugs and alcohol numb ourselves to our feelings, and once we’re sober, our feelings are back in full force. Your first year of sobriety can be incredibly trying, but if you stay the course, it will get better. Don’t leave before the miracle happens.
  3. Be Gentle on Yourself – You’ve already beat yourself up enough, and now is the time to forgive yourself. The past is the past, so leave it there and focus on today. Sometimes, staying sober one day or even one minute at a time is the best you can do, and that is enough. You are enough, so be kind to yourself.
  4. This Is Only the Beginning – It may feel like your life and all the fun you thought you were having is over, but it’s just beginning. Your addiction shut down your party long ago, and sobriety is about to offer you a life you never thought possible. Doors will start opening, and your life will start improving. The best is yet to come.

There are so many wonderful things about sobriety, and if you are ready to experience a life free from drugs and alcohol, call the Serenity Recovery Center. Our private detox center will start you on your journey safely, while keeping you as comfortable as possible. You are not alone in this. Give us a call, we are available 24/7 at 844-339-6964. Recovery is possible. Call today.