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Will I Find Humour Again In Recovery?

For many of us already in recovery, we probably wouldn’t have stuck around if we weren’t having fun. Addicts and alcoholics have a sense of humor about life in a way that people who haven’t experienced the depths of addiction hell couldn’t possibly understand. Stories of our past which may mortify the general public will have a group of addicts and alcoholics howling with laughter. The reason being, we have all been there, and there isn’t much left on the table that can shock us.

We know how serious this disease is, yet we have dug ourselves out of the trenches and can find humor in the darkest places imaginable. Our bad days in recovery don’t compare to those in active addiction, and the gratitude we feel for having survived can shine a light on even the worst of days. Without humor, life would be dull, and we’re not a dull bunch. You can walk into any gathering of alcoholics and addicts in recovery, and instantly feel the joy, and hear the insanely funny humor between them.

Those of us who have been in treatment may have been shocked to hear laughter, and even more surprising, we found ourselves laughing for the first time in ages. Real, loud, heart-felt belly laughs that we thought we had lost somewhere along the way. That’s the beauty of recovery; we rediscover and uncover our true selves, and find that our ability to love, laugh, and shine are still within us. The resiliency of addicts and alcoholics is unparalleled. How could you not have a good sense of humor after going through what we have, and then coming out on the other side alive and well?

Once we realize we are not alone, and can share our experience, strength, and hope with one another, we have a bond like no other. We can laugh about the insanity of our disease, help others still fighting the battle, and hold each other up when it is most needed. If you are still fighting, we can help. Treatment is the first step toward finding yourself once again. Give us a call, recovery is possible, and it can begin today.

Detox is a beginning and an end. As the beginning of a new life in recovery and the end of an era of pain caused by addiction, making the choice to attend clinical detox needn’t be a complicated one. The Serenity Detox Recovery Center at the Encino Hospital Medical Center offers safe and comfortable residential detox with modern amenities and an environment that feels like home. Start the process today. Call us at: 866.294.9401