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Why are you Here?

How did you arrive at the idea that maybe it’s time to stop drinking or using? For many of us, we were just sick and tired of being sick and tired. People get sober for any number of reasons; it could be health, spouse, family, or career that drives them here, or it could be a nudge from the judge. If you’re a real addict or alcoholic, what matters most is your desire to stick around. You may not want to be here, but give it a shot. You have nothing to lose, so hang out and see what happens.

If you think back to your drinking and using days, think about the embarrassment, shame, sickness, and loneliness you felt. These things are easily forgotten when time passes, and romantic notions of having one glass of wine, or only a couple of lines seems feasible. They’re not feasible for us, though. We have to remember why we are here, and why we want to stay here. On the flip side, think about what you enjoy about sobriety, and what you would hate to lose if you were to relapse.

Waking up without a hangover, and not having to look at your phone to remember who you called is a nice perk. Having real friends around, and family that wants you to be a part of their lives is priceless. Making decisions and having choices is incomparable. When we drink or use, we don’t have a choice in the matter. The only choice we have is whether or not we pick up the first one. After that, all of these nice experiences we only have in sobriety, are lost.

When we come to a crossroads in our sobriety when we are challenged to pick up—and there will be challenges—we have to remember why we are here in the first place. Sobriety is the most important thing we have, and without it, all of the things we love and cherish, will disappear. Recovery must come first, and if you don’t drink or use—no matter what—you can have and keep anything you want in sobriety.

If you are tired of being perpetually lost in addiction, we can help. You don’t have to stay there any longer. The best decision you can make right now, is to come detox at the Serenity Recovery Center. You are not alone in this; we will help you transition into sobriety safely and comfortably. Give us a call, we are available toll-free at (844-339-6964). Don’t wait another day, pick up the phone and call. You can heal, and you can recover.