The general perception of what could happen once you stop getting drunk and high is that everything will be boring and dull. Drugs and alcohol deceptively make you believe that without their elusive effects, life will be over. You may be worrying about how you will ever get married without a champagne toast or how you will survive without another happy hour cocktail.
What you need to know is that life will be entirely changed after you attend rehab because you will have more clarity about what your addiction entails and what you can do to combat it. Plus, you can see how much fun life can be without being under the influence and having a clear mind.
You Can Have More Meaningful Relationships
Up until now, you may have fought with people because you were sick with your addiction. With recovery on your side, you can learn to communicate better with the people remaining in your life. Instead of feeling like everyone is out to get you, learning to be kind and lovingly coexist with the most important people should be your goal.
You Will Gain Interest in Other Things
Drugs and alcohol revolved your whole world, and you probably could not imagine what life would be like without them in rotation. Once you start seeing how great things can be sober, you will realize that you were made for more than just being drunk or high. You can find new ways to enjoy spending your time with other sober people and be ready to try new things.
You Are Eager to Be of Service
Although you may believe you are not qualified to be of service with all the shame and guilt you may feel, you totally fit the bill when it comes to putting your hand out to someone else in need. The service work you perform in recovery is imperative to building your confidence and your self-esteem.
Service is a win-win for everybody involved, so take advantage of the opportunities to serve. Instead of projecting what you think life will be like in recovery, give sobriety a try. There is nothing better than living a sober life knowing that the sky’s the limit without drugs and alcohol to hold you back any longer.
The freedom you can experience will be like no other. So much so that you will be happy to stay sober at your wedding or find other activities to replace happy hour. Life will be full of meaning once you get out of rehab and keep walking the road to a happy destination in your recovery.
At Valiant Living, we are focused on creating a home-like environment where clients feel cared for, loved, and safe. That means being surrounded by the right people and helping them assess the best next steps. When you or a loved one is ready to begin cessation from drugs and alcohol, Valiant Living wants to be the place you choose to come to get your life back in order. Valiant Living fosters connection, encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power. With the power of recovery, clients are restored to full health and experience life-changing healing. Call us today at (303) 536-5463 so we can get you started on your journey.