Nobody said that recovery was easy, but it's possible. If you're struggling with drug cravings, addiction, or just having a tough day, read our top reasons for staying. The answer to that question seems easy enough for someone who is not struggling with addiction. For those facing this daily challenge, it seems “easier to simply drown out the world's problems.
Every person who struggles with alcohol or drug addiction needs a list of favorites. This list describes why staying sober is so important and valuable. Only you can create that list: define what is so valuable to you that it is worth the hard work and effort of quitting drinking and quitting drugs. When you have high energy levels and a lot of free time, it's easier to focus on work, school, and personal projects.
Staying sober is a high priority, but developing and pursuing other goals can help you maintain that sobriety. If today is a difficult day, consider any of the reasons mentioned above, and your own WHY, to stay sober just for today. Staying sober and staying sober can be a catalyst that helps you change other areas of your life, including your overall physical health. If there is someone in your life who you've lost to addiction or who doesn't do the right things because they're an addict, maybe you should stay sober just to not be like that person.
These dreams are reasons to stay sober and keep working towards a better and more accomplished person. Whether it's family or friends, there are people who want you to stay sober, because you mean everything to them and recovery means keeping you safe. Once you've tried sobriety again, you'll instantly know why taking steps to get sober is better than staying addicted. As much as you want to stay sober, as sick as you are sick of feeling sick and as tired as you are from the temptations that surround you, long-term sobriety still feels out of reach.
So, now that you're sober, stay sober so you can remain a productive member of society. And, above all, there are reasons to stay sober, whether it's personal goals, family, relationships, responsibilities, career or education. So now that you're sober, stay sober so you can stay present in the lives of those you love and care about. Without the distraction of wondering when you can get drunk or get high, you can be physically and emotionally present with others.
Maybe recognizing your own reasons for staying sober will be marred by everything else that happens in your life. Now, support from family and friends, and a good plan for managing impulses and stress, can make staying there easier.