Why Should I Get Sober?
When approaching our recovery, it can help us to think of reasons why we want to get sober, to help us reinforce our desire to get well and provide encouragement when we’re feeling disheartened. Besides the obvious reasons of our mental, emotional and physical health, what are some reasons why we should get sober?
One reason, sometimes the most important reason for many of us, is our loved ones. We know we’ve been causing them pain and suffering with our addictive patterns, and we’re tired of seeing them hurting because of us. We want to heal our families. We want to repair our friendships and relationships. We want to be able to make amends and start fresh. We want to be able to move forward and see our loved ones happy. We can only do this if we’re sober. If we’re continuing our self-destructive patterns, there’s no way we can bring about these important changes.
Another reason to get sober for many of us is our work and our passions. When we’re embroiled in our addictions, we often feel empty and unfulfilled. We’ve been neglecting our careers and interests, sabotaging all of the progress we had already made. We’re literally sacrificing everything we’ve worked so hard to attain in our lives. When we’re ready to recover, we realize that we don’t want to throw everything away. We don’t want to give up the things we love. We don’t want to lose everything we’ve built. We want our lives back. We want to be happy. Our fulfillment often comes from what we feel we can offer others. We can’t be of service to people, whether in our work or in our interests, if we aren’t well. We can’t give of ourselves to others when we’re self-destructing and depleting our inner resources of happiness, strength and resilience. We can’t develop our gifts and talents if we’re busy getting high.
Sometimes we feel we should get sober simply because we deserve to. We deserve to live happy, healthy, full lives. We deserve to be free from suffering. We deserve to stop causing ourselves and others so much pain. We deserve to not feel so ashamed and disappointed in ourselves anymore. Sometimes our greatest motivation for sobriety is our increased sense of self-worth. We realize we deserve better, and we don’t want to waste a single more day bringing ourselves down, wasting our potential.
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