The Social Benefits of Getting SoberJuly 8, 2016 - Addiction, Alcohol and Drug, Detox, Recovery, Treatment - 0 Comments
Getting sober is an effective way to improve both your mental and physical health. It can also be a great way to restore your social life or build a solid one for the first time in your life. What are a few of the social benefits of getting sober that you only get by getting serious about your addiction and going to rehab?
You’re In Control of Your Actions and Emotions
Most importantly, you are in control of what you say and do. When you are drunk or under the influence of other substances, you may say things that you regret or take actions such as stealing or getting violent with others simply as a means to get what your body needs. As an additional benefit, you will remember what you have done, which enables you to learn and grow from the positives and avoid repeating your mistakes.
You Can Go Back to Work
No employer is going to hire someone who is always high or drunk. This is because you are a danger to yourself and to others on the job. You are also more likely to not show up for work or only show up for a portion of your shift because you are too busy keeping up with your habit. When you get clean, you are more trustworthy and more likely to find employment that can create much needed stability in your life.
Friends and Family Members Can Trust You Again
Now that you are no longer under the control of drugs or alcohol, your friends and family members may start to associate with you again. Instead of worrying that you will steal from them or leave them again, they know that you are serious about rebuilding relationships. Just like getting a job, reconnecting with your loved ones as well as your close friends can provide stability and accountability in your life. If you have children, you may be able to see them again or regain your parental rights after leaving rehab.
Choosing to get sober can be one the best decisions you ever make. Going to rehab can be the first step on the road to becoming a productive member of society with friends, a job and the hope of a healthier future in general. These things can provide power incentives to get help to get better and stay that way for the rest of your life.
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