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You may be wondering what your life will be like once you have taken steps to beat your addiction and work towards sobriety. At first, the recovery process may seem difficult, but it is important to keep in mind that living sober will drastically increase your quality of life and will be extremely rewarding. A sober life is worth living; and you will find many reasons for this below.
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One year is a big deal, especially when you're talking about marking a sober anniversary. Over the weekend, Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody hit that mark, receiving praise and support from his bandmates. The singer also did something special to mark the occasion, getting a fresh facial tattoo.
I know to some of you that seems like eons. But to me, it still feels like yesterday. I had lost everyone — friends, colleagues, family — and the consequences of my use came down on me like a dump truck of bricks on my head.
Of all the questions I am asked from people working on controlling their drinking or getting sober is "How am I supposed to date if I don't drink? The Moderation Institute has been a blessing for many of my patients who discovered that they did not have to become completely sober in order to get their drinking under control. This alleviated many of the worries but especially the worry of being able to date.
I hear many newcomers to sobriety express fears that living a sober life means that the fun and joy in their lives is now going to become a thing of the past. Imagine that you get to have fun feeling completely comfortable and accepted for who you arewithout having to adjust your mood or behavior with a substance! I recently heard someone who was having great difficulty with the idea that they would get married one day and that they would not be able to participate in their own wedding reception.
I decided to join one of those internet dating sites, in my profile I stated that I am not into head games at all. I recieved a few responses and was upfront about my sobriety. I do believe in honesty. It seems when I mentioned my sobriety that was the last I heard from a few of the women.
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