Getting and staying sober is crucial for several reasons. While the specific reasons will undeniably vary on a person-to-person basis, some reasons generally stay consistent across the board. These might include:
- Not dying. If you want to live a decent life, you must avoid dying.
- Restoring broken relationships with family members and close friends.
- Allowing yourself to live up to your full potential while not destroying every opportunity that is presented to you.
- To restore and maintain your physical health or overcome a substance dependence-related health concern.
- So that your teeth don’t rot out of your head, and so that your quality of life is generally just a lot better overall.
Why You Should Get Sober and Stay in Recovery
If you have ever struggled with substance abuse or dependence, you know just how devastating that way of life can be. There are few things as horrible as waking up every morning wishing you hadn’t, as recognizing that your loved ones want nothing to do with you, that no one trusts you, and that everything you once had and cherished rapidly crumbled, ultimately leaving you with nothing. There are many reasons for staying in recovery, but above all else – if you do not stay sober, you will not have a life that is worth living.
Biggest Reasons for Staying Recovered from Addiction
As previously mentioned, the main reasons that people get sober vary depending on their personal experiences and backgrounds. Here are some other big reasons why it is important to get sober and stay in recovery once you do.
- Substance abuse is extremely bad for your health. Not just your physical health, but your mental and emotional health as well. Staying in recovery means living a healthy life.
- Your financial circumstances will improve immensely, and you will start to be financially independent. The longer you stay in recovery, the more self-sufficient you become.
- Your overall quality of life will improve immensely. You will be able to set and achieve personal goals, things that you never felt like you were capable of doing previously. if you want to go back to school, you can go back to school. If you want to focus on your career, you can focus on your career. No matter what you want to do and what you want out of life, you will find that all of your dreams are finally attainable.
If You or a Loved One Have Relapsed, We Can Help
At Recreate Life Counseling, we believe that effective treatment does not necessarily have to be voluntary, meaning that some of our clients don’t want to go to treatment but end up getting more than they ever bargained for. If you have someone in your life that has been struggling with a substance abuse disorder, keep in mind the fact that addiction is a disease of denial. not only does this mean that most people don’t seek treatment of their own volition, but it means that even if it is glaringly obvious that your loved one would benefit from rehab, it is not uncommon for treatment to be refused and an intervention to become necessary.
Getting Clean that One Last Time
We even offer intervention services whenever necessary. Simply give us a call and explain your current circumstances, and we will do everything we can to point you in the right direction as quickly as possible. We understand how intimidating it can be to commit to a long-term program of recovery. The good news is that there is truly nothing to be afraid of and that committing to recovery is the most difficult thing that you will do throughout the process. Once you decide to pick up the phone and give us a call, the rest is a piece of cake. We also know that staying in recovery can be extremely difficult, and some of our clients come to us after experiencing a major relapse.
If you had maintained a period of sobriety and then experienced a relapse, know that you are not alone and there is no shame in the situation. What’s important is that you get right back on the wagon and reach out for help if you need it.