- You gain control back of your life: We admit we have a problem with drugs and alcohol when we realize we are no longer in control of our using. Our brain gets ahead of us. We found ourselves on the path to intoxication and we wonder how it happened again. More and more we lose our ability to control our drinking. When we realize we cannot control our drinking, we realize how much control drinking has taken over the rest of our lives. Recovery helps us gain control back by realizing what we can control and what we cannot.
- You start to be satisfied again: In the end, drinking isn’t fun anymore. The hole that drinking used to fill no longer gets filled. It feels like the hole is bigger. Biochemically, the brain stops producing the hormones in the brain which create signals of happiness and pleasure, making it difficult to feel any satisfaction from drinking. Within the first few months of recovery you start to feel satisfied again. Often, the feeling is so surprising that people truly recognize for the first time how sick they really were.
- You don’t feel sick, all the time: In the end, drinking doesn’t feel good anymore either. Being drunk, miserable, chemically dependent on drugs and alcohol, getting sick with symptoms of withdrawal when alcohol wasn’t available- doesn’t feel good. Slowly but surely, you’re building your strength back up in addition to your health and wellness.
- You save a lot of money: Alcohol costs money. When you’re an alcoholic consuming high amounts of alcohol every day, that takes money. It also takes money to manage legal issues, pay for life responsibilities like rent, and maintain a home. In extreme cases of alcoholism, all of these things fall by the wayside.
- You have a lower risk of dying: Alcoholism is a fatal disease. May people drink their life away, literally Alcoholism has an impact on the heart, the liver and other organs in the body. There can be some long term effects of alcoholism, but they improve the more you stay sober.
Recovery is a story worth writing into your life. Oceanfront Recovery is a men’s treatment program, offering full residential treatment options from detox to transitional living. For information on our drug and alcohol programs call us today (949) 207-9899