LIVING A SOBER LIFE
I am 34 months sober! I came from a society where partying was the norm. I started drinking alcohol when I was fifteen years old and as time went on, I started dabbling in drugs.
Overcoming addiction is no easy task. Facing life’s problems and figuring how to get through life after being addicted to a substance takes a lot of hard work. Fighting through the early days that are consumed with cravings takes a lot of willpower.
The holidays are a wonderful time of year that are full of family time, lots of great food and happy memories. On the other hand, they are also full of stress, overindulgence and a lot of parties.
It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is fast approaching. This can be a time of great joy and excitement but it can also be a time of worry and stress. When it comes to the holidays many people have the tendency to overindulge whether it be with food, presents or alcohol…
When people think of the word “college” many things come to mind apart from the educational aspect. Parties, binge drinking and experimenting with drugs have all become a common aspect of the college experience. While not everyone drinks to excess or uses drugs during this time in their lives it can still be difficult to navigate the college lifestyle while living a life of sobriety.
One of the hardest things about quitting alcohol is the fact that so many people drink. It is so socially acceptable to drink that it almost seems more uncommon not to drink than it is to drink.
We should all strive to become lifelong learners and some of the most important lessons that a person can learn in life will come from life experience, not a textbook.
Let’s face it—sobriety isn’t always easy. Although it is extremely rewarding, if we are being completely honest, sometimes it can be hard. On the same note, being a parent isn’t always easy either, and although it is also extremely rewarding, sometimes being a mom can be really hard too.
One of the hardest realities to face when first getting sober is owning up to the mess that was created from an addiction. At the beginning of my recovery, the gravity of my past hit me pretty hard and I wasn’t sure how I was going to move past all of it without drinking.
Making any major life change is a challenge, to say the least. Overcoming an addiction? Well, that can be even more challenging. That’s not to say it isn’t possible—people recover from addiction everyday.