When I first decided to get sober, I was scared. I had no idea what the process would look like or if it would even work. But here I am two years later and I’m proud to say that my sobriety has been a success so far. It hasn’t been easy by any means, but with the help of honesty, willingness and open mindedness, I’ve been able to build a foundation for a solid recovery from alcohol.
Honesty With Myself
The first step of my journey was being honest with myself—admitting that alcohol had become a problem and that something needed to change for me to be happy and healthy. This was hard! There were days where I felt like giving up because it seemed easier than facing the truth about how alcohol controlled my life. But in the end, honesty won out because it allowed me to take ownership of my mistakes and start making positive changes.
Willingness To Learn New Habits
Once I had accepted that alcohol was a problem in my life, the next step was learning new habits to replace the old ones that were causing so much harm. This meant being willing to try things that weren’t necessarily comfortable at first – like attending support groups or going on walks instead of drinking when cravings hit. Over time these activities have become much less intimidating and more enjoyable as they have helped me find joy in sobriety.
Open Mindedness To New Ideas
The last part of this journey has been staying open minded to new ideas about recovery from alcohol addiction. Although traditional 12 Step programs have worked for many people in the past, there are now lots of different ways for people to get sober – including alternative therapies such as yoga or meditation – which can be just as effective as AA meetings if used consistently over time. Having an open mind allowed me to explore these options without judgment or fear so that I could find the path that worked best for me and my recovery.
Getting sober was never going to be easy – but it has certainly been worth it! Through stepping into honesty with myself, willingness to learn new habits, and an open-mindedness towards different methods of getting sober, I was able build a strong foundation upon which this entire process could rest upon– one filled with hope and determination rather than guilt or shame. If you’re thinking about getting sober yourself then take heart knowing that there is light at the end of this tunnel if you are brave enough seek it out! Good luck on your own journey towards sobriety – you’ve got this!
It takes a shift in perspective and mindset to find your way through sobriety. At Redpoint, we will take to the time to work with you to find what isn’t working in your life, and help you replace old behaviors with healthy patterns. With locations in Larimer, Boulder, and Garfield Counties, we are here to help you find your best approach to a healthy future. For more information on how we can help you, call to speak to us today at (303) 710-8496.