Addicts and alcoholics love to feel different. We would give anything to just step outside of ourselves, even for a little while. No matter what the price tag of escape is, we eagerly sign our lives away. The buzz of alcohol and the high of drugs makes us feel warm, fuzzy, and as though we’ve finally found what we’d been looking for.
If we weren’t so fond of the effects, the likelihood of getting hooked is an anchor cast to sea. So why is it that we have this unquenchable thirst for getting loaded? Well, for one thing, we have a disease. That, and we also have what some call a spiritual malady, best described as a black hole in our soul that we desperately try to fill with drugs and alcohol. When we do this, we feel very little. The more we consume, the number we become, and eventually, we can’t even tell the difference between normal and different.
It might sound confusing, but if you’ve been in the throes of addiction, your baseline might feel normal, but it is the farthest thing from it. When we get sober, the new normal is uncomfortable, it feels awkward, and we’re not sure if we can handle it. Rest assured, it gets better. Going to treatment is a wonderful way to begin adjusting more comfortably to sobriety, in addition to learning how to just live and be okay without the crutch of chemicals. Don’t expect sobriety to be easy, because it isn’t. However, all good things are worth fighting for, and this is one of them.
If you are struggling with the idea of wanting the life you’re living to change, but not wanting to experience the growing pains of getting sober, you’re not alone. Millions have come before you who have felt the same way, and the millions who are still sober will tell you it was the best decision they’ve ever made. No one has woken up in the morning without the horrible hangover feeling, and dread of not knowing what happened the night before and said, “Gosh, I really wish I didn’t get sober. Feeling good and refreshed in the morning is terrible.” If you are ready to feel differently, give us a call. Recovery is possible, and it can begin today.
The Lakehouse Recovery Center offers private, residential care. Our program brings together recovery and non recovery focused treatments to help clients heal and learn how to live life again, without drugs and alcohol. Call us today for information: 877.762.3707