5 important Steps For Sober Living Housing
Sober living housing are more commonly called sober homes and sober living homes and more rarely sober living environments, are facilities used by people recovering from substance abuse
Let’s be honest here…if I were left to my state I could not be a very happy person. I would be drunk and nasty. I would not get along well with the living people around me. I would be resentful and endlessly negative.
The only way I can live a sober life is to follow a program of recovery. I don’t necessarily declare any particular method, but I will share some points that have helped me stay sober for a few years.
1. Share Your Discomfort
Someone once said that “illness shared is pain cut in half”. I’m not sure if that is 100% true, but I have found that when I discuss my challenges with people who have similar experiences, I find comfortable. When I admit my “secrets” out loud, they don’t seem as bad.
Be sure about telling war stories to folks with no frame of reference. Sharing your illness to someone with no experience with addiction or alcoholism can cause problems.
2. Help Others
God created us to live in friendly with others. Further, He intends for us to be of service to the people around us. The obvious place for this to start is at home. Achieve to be of as much help as possible to your parents. Be productive, vital, relevant and accommodating. Look for opportunities to help organization and friends. See difficulties as opportunities to be of service. Most probably, help other addicts by sharing your experience with sober living housing.
Helping others often gives unique impression on how desired you really have it. Just like your parents taught you…no matter how tough things are, someone else always has it worse.
3. Give Yourself a Break
Getting sober is a very hard work! Don’t beat yourself up if you work hard along the way. You are going to have bad days and setbacks. Just remember that difficulties always pass away. When challenges pop up remember how you felt when you were living a drinking/drugging life.
4. Be Appreciated
If you are good enough to be given the gift of sobriety, be grateful. When I get in the habit of thinking about all the good things in my life (health, family, friends, etc) I don’t have time or energy to brood on whatever challenges are in front of me on that day. Be intentionally about your gratitude. Write it down in a paper and share it with others. Gratitude forwards to a positive attitude, which leads to a good day!
5. Don’t Use Any Mind-Altering Substances
Now, this one seems pretty obvious, but I feel that I would be remiss if I included it. I cannot live a sober life if I am using substances to change the way I felt. The excuse “I’m an alcoholic so taking the pain pills or smoking does not work. The reason I abused the alcohol was that I did not like the way I feel and drinking changed that for me. The same is true of any other substance…no matter what your drug of choice may be.