It is easy to romanticize drug use and only think of that short-lived feeling of euphoria, but it is important to remember everything else that comes with addiction. The broken relationships, the toll it takes on your body, the effect on your mental health, and the constant risk of dying.
Adjusting to life without drugs can be challenging for many who have forgotten how to enjoy life sober. While it might be difficult to imagine, your life will be much more filled with joy and excitement when you stop using. You will be able to rediscover yourself, your loved ones, and your passions.
When you first get sober, try to occupy your time with things that interest you – running, painting, reading, cooking. If there’s nothing that you are passionate about, try different things until something catches your attention. The beauty of recovery is that it grants you the opportunity to live your life to the fullest. Once you are sober, you can try things you never thought you could do: skydive, go back to school, buy a house, start your own business. The opportunities are endless.
Your life can be fulfilling without drugs if you let it.
Service in Sobriety: How Giving Back Can Help You Stay Connected to Your Community
Volunteering is a meaningful and rewarding way to get reacclimated with your community. If you’re looking to connect with others and want to become a part of something great, something much larger than yourself, then being of service to others could be just what you need.
Glossary of AA: Important 12 Step Terminology to Know
Going to your first AA meeting can be overwhelming. Feel more confident and prepared with the help of this beginner's guide to AA terms.