3 Things You Can Look Forward to With One Year of Sobriety

3 Things You Can Look Forward to With One Year of Sobriety

Sobriety is one of the most beautiful, courageous journeys of a person’s life. The path in which we take isn’t always foreseeable in the future, but it is attainable as we continue to pursue ourselves and what is needed to thrive in mind, body and spirit. Whether you’ve just begun, or you’ve been working towards your sobriety for quite some time, there are so many beautiful things you can look forward to.

A few years ago, Jean-Paul Bedard, a contributor the Huffington Post, explained that after 16 years of sobriety, he learned that several lessons that held varying levels of significance for him. He stated, “[These lessons] have been my superhero cape that allow me to escape the downward spiral of addiction.”

These are some things you can look forward to in this beautiful journey called sobriety:

1.     Enhanced connections with others. In 2017, a writer talked about his experiences via Medium and stated that it was through his sobriety that he learned just how much alcohol can weaken a person’s inhibitions, disrupt his memory, and decrease the quality of conversations he was having with others. With sobriety, you’re given a chance to be you – and the people who love you for it are the ones worth keeping by your side.

2.     A healthy look at your emotions. While substances can make us feel numb to all those emotions that are discomforting, sobriety gives us a chance to face them head on – and there’s so much strength and courage that comes from that. Through sobriety, we have the opportunity to become better people, each and every day.

3.     You’ll be happier. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that just having one year of sobriety already improves our satisfaction with life, and it decreases our psychological distress while improving executive functioning in the brain.

The lessons we learn, the way we feel, the improvements we notice in how we look and act – they’re all part of the transformative journey of sobriety. Start your journey to healing and restoration today.

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Kimberly James

I am the founder and owner of The Beach House Treatment Center, The White House, Indigo Ranch, Sweetwater Mesa and Beach House Center for Wellness, all in Malibu, California.