There is usually a bad stigma with someone who has battled alcoholism or drug addiction. Whether they got in trouble with the law, or they just were out of control with outrageous behavior, people that are trying to get sober do not usually walk away from addiction unscathed. In recovery there are many ways to define yourself. By taking some time to make some necessary changes with how you present yourself, where you hang out, and who you hang out with, you can really turn your life around in a way that people can really start to take you seriously.
Get to work
Sure, it would be great if you had a job and it would benefit your sobriety greatly, but the actual work that needs to be done is an inside job. By doing some work with a therapist or with your sponsor, you can really uncover some things that may be holding you back from being the person you really want to be.
Get a purpose
Finding something to live for other than drugs and alcohol, can be life-changing. Having a purpose can help your self-esteem, give you a reason to get up and tackle the day, and show just how you were meant to help the others. Your purpose can be professionally-driven, spiritually-driven, or both. Discovering what your purpose is can help you to better enjoy your years on this earth.
Get a tribe
Who you associate your time with in recovery is everything. Human nature dictates that we become like-minded with those that we spend the most time with or inspire to be. Allowing solid people in your life that help you to strive to become a good example, are found in ethical environments. Having people who support your recovery is extremely more positive than to have people who support your addiction.
Get a spiritual life
Conforming to a spiritual life that is conducive to your comfortability and well-being, can give you the moral compass that you may have be missing out on all along. Letting something bigger than yourself control your life for the a better, can be truly remarkable in finally allowing yourself to go with the flow of the universe.
What your life becomes in recovery is what you put into it. Defining yourself in recovery is one of the best things you can do for your past, present, and future.
Serenity Oaks Wellness Center is committed to helping those who struggle with drugs and alcohol to define themselves in sobriety. Our holistic therapy and 12-Step aspects together can be the very thing that can adorn your soul in recovery.
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