You may think that drinking and doing drugs is the only way to have more fun. The truth is that alcohol and drugs can hold you back from being the best person you can be. Being under the influence can slow you down, impair your memory, and affect your behavior whereas being sober can help you enjoy all of the great things that life has to offer.
One example of accomplishing more in sobriety is when you have more energy compared to when you are high, drunk or having a hangover. In that state, it is hard to be active or energized to get through the day. When sober, you can be more productive and participate in activities such as being able to go to work or exercise to stay fit.
Another benefit of sobriety is being able to have more time on your hands. When under the influence, you tend to spend more timing drinking or getting your next fix. That time will hardly be remembered or cherished. When sober, you will have more time on your hands to be with your loved ones and have new experiences that you will remember throughout your life. You will also gain mental clarity as your memory will improve instead waking up in the morning with no memory of what happened the night before. You will be able to remember your passions, making it easier to accomplish your goals and dreams.
When sober, you will be able to do more things compared to being under the influence such as more chores around the house, have a better work performance, and be able to attend meetings everyday. Being sober can also save you more money than you ever could have when drinking or doing drugs. Debts would be paid off and you can save more for the things that are a necessity such as food, paying your bills, and larger purchases. Instead of the money being used solely for yourself, you will even have enough money to treat your family to a nice meal or a relaxing vacation.
When under the influence, relationships can become superficial if your friends only want to be around you when high or drunk. When sober, you will know who your real friends are and two-way conversations and listening can become a reality. Life in sobriety can help you accomplish your goals, a healthy lifestyle, and meaningful relationships.
Smarmore Private Clinic is an establishment of Dublin, offering the proven model of Castle Craig which has successfully served over 10,000 patients for more than 25 years. Optimizing health of mind, body, and spirit, our programs create a lifestyle for abstinence and recovery. Real change is possible. Call us today to find out how: +353 41 214 5111
Page created: 22 April, 2020 Last updated and clinically assessed 26 March, 2021