And one day you’ll look back and think, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I was ever like that! ” You just have to faith that you can. You’ll reach a point where you accept that there are some difficulties ahead of you, but you’re not afraid of them. You don’t feel defined by your past as strongly. Whatever it is, if you keep working on your sobriety and believing that you have the power to change your life, you will do exactly that.
What is the 6 drink rule?
There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will be provided only during lunch and dinner ( 3 each).
You can continually readjust your path to the goal. There may be days when the most significant thing you do is get out of bed; good for you! Each day is different so take them as they come.
Do better things with your time.
Do something you always wanted to try but were afraid to try. You may not excel at first, or you may find you don’t like it. Keep practicing or try something else.
- Your feelings will look different in a day, a week, a month, and a year, so look to the future with optimism.
- Go to a 12-step meeting, find a sober group online, or call a sober friend who understands.
- I believe that being a woman in recovery can be tougher than people realize.
- Perhaps, that’s not for everyone.
- I unfollowed accounts that make me feel inadequate.
For those who aren’t into AA, I recommend Annie Grace’s support programs. The actually recovery process of sobriety starts to get better around the 3-6 month mark, but the psychological recovery can take even longer.
I had to remind myself last month after 19 months of being sober that I needed to get back to the roots of sobriety sucks it all. I used to celebrate each month of sobriety in my own special way but I recently lost that habit.
Damaged relationships, unhealthy environments, toxic people, or loss of love for yourself can define what life with a substance addiction entails. No one has to go through sobriety alone. If you feel like sobriety sucks, you need more support.
Things I’ve Learned in 10 Weeks Sober
This vice has become my saving grace lately. I hesitated for awhile because it still has a small amount of alcohol, but after doing research, I decided to give it a try. At less than half a percent of alcohol, one of these beers has the same alcohol content as Kombucha. Sometimes I don’t finish a full NA beer; sometimes I have three.
- Just because it “seems” like things will never change, that is not actually the case.
- Choose to recognize that the choices you make directly impact your experience.
- If you feel like sobriety sucks, you need more support.
- I thought I was pretty functional.
- I had thought relationship issues were my main problem and drinking was a detail.
Anything you can do to improve your overall health and wellness will serve double duty and improve your ability to stay sober. You can always improve how you fare in sobriety by looking at where you can improve your quality of life. The other people next to you at group therapy sessions and support group meetings all have experiences that can help you.
Things Sober People Want You to Know
One belief is you won’t begin to recover until you are completely honest with yourself. Your substance addiction didn’t happen overnight. On the path to addiction, there are many small steps. Maybe you were trying to cope with depression, anxiety, anger, or post-traumatic stress disorder . Perhaps you wanted to escape the world and its responsibilities—whatever the reason you took steps towards your addiction to a substance.
For example, as a dire consequence of this sub i have a new tea joint to look into sometime this week. That process of going out and just doing something a little bit different is fun. So yea, sometimes sobriety sucks. That’s just the nature of existence – there are ups and downs on the rollercoaster. The point is to make the most of the ride. Yes, I no longer have the option of using a substance to escape my feelings or problems. But because of that, I have learned to actually DEAL with them instead.