If you meet anyone struggling with drugs or alcohol and ask them if they love the life, they’ll probably say no. Away from the fancy movies and flashy music videos, drug life isn’t anything fulfilling, and most people aren’t proud of it, and that is why they keep hiding if abusing.
While getting sober and leading a clean life may seem as nigh impossible, it is actually doable, especially if you are determined and willing to commit to the recovery process. If you are a victim, don’t bow to irrelevant pressure. Turn your life around for the betterment of the future! Be rest assured that family and friends will also send you AA/NA greeting cards for encouragement and solidarity.
The surest way to start leading a sober and clean life is breaking away from the toxic drug-life cycle. Instead, you can now spend your free time doing self-fulfilling things such as practicing your hobby. You can also join a local support group or fellowship center and reflect on what you really want in life. Remember, alcohol and drugs have psychoactive and hallucinating effects, and abusers often live a lie life, running away from their real challenges.
Staying sober can improve your life in different ways which include but aren’t limited to the following:
- Better physical look
Drug life is miserable, and other than poor appetite, more money is spent on buying alcohol than food or paying for other necessities such as a gym for workout. Walking away from that lifestyle relieves your body of toxins that, at times, make you even look older than you really are. You’ll also have enough money left to groom yourself like how a responsible adult is supposed to.
- Improved relationships
Once you are sober, everyone will start interacting with you without fear. You’ll also be able to form and maintain healthy relationships, especially when you make peace with everyone that you might have offended in your old life. The fact that you’ll enjoy improved memory with a sober life also means that you’ll regularly check on your friends and family.
- Save more money
How much money do you think drug dealers and breweries make? Well, let us save you time. It is billions of dollars! In other words, financing a drug lifestyle is expensive and consumes so much money without bringing any returns. On the other hand, leading a sober life leaves you with enough money to do whatever you want to do, and leave you with more for savings! In fact, you’ll truly appreciate how life now becomes worth living with enough money to take care of your needs without straining.
- Have more time
Drugs and alcohol don’t just consume money but time too. That is why most addicts are jobless and mainly suffer financial constraints. Turning your life around will mean no more late-night drinking and no more hallucinations. Consequently, you’ll have enough time to do something meaningful with your life, such as starting a business or seeking a job. You’ll also have enough time for family, and that will significantly improve your relationship.