One of the biggest lies that addiction tells you is that you can’t have fun if you get clean and sober. If sobriety wasn’t fun, there wouldn’t be millions of people around the world who left addiction behind. Being sober gives you a new lease on life as well as an opportunity to experience amazing new things. A great way to get started in recovery by having fun and building a strong foundation is to go into a sober living arrangement.
What is Sober Living?
Sober homes are a place for you to live where you’re with others who are beginning a life in recovery. This is one of the best ways to give you a great chance of staying sober in early recovery. While you have the ability to work, go to school and be with loved ones, you also have a safe place to live. This type of home affords minimal supervision, in a “real life” atmosphere. The maximum addiction care levels are typically:
- Drug Detox
- Residential or inpatient
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Once you reach the outpatient level of care, moving into one of these sober homes is a very good option. This is especially true for you if you have a living environment that is very stressful or a contains dangerous triggers. Sometimes, there are people at home who are still drinking or using drugs, which can put your sobriety at risk. Moving into a sober home helps you get a better footing on your recovery before entering a potentially risky situation at home.
Sober Recovery is Fun
One of the symptoms of addiction is that it affects a part of your brain called the prefrontal cortex. It helps you separate the truth from the false, and it’s why you may think recovery is boring. The reality is that if you look at your recent life in addiction, drinking or using hasn’t been fun for quite a while. The addicted brain just wants you to continue drinking or using and will make up many different excuses for you.
When you begin to bond with the others in your sober living home, you’ll see how much fun you can have. In these homes, you and your roommates are beginning a new life and can take full advantage of this opportunity. Every experience from barbecuing to going to the beach to taking a road trip can be extremely exciting. When you’re no longer clouded by the fog of addiction, you begin appreciating life in brand new ways.
Getting Started in Recovery
Serenity House Detox & Recovery provides detoxification services in two locations in South Florida. We’re here to help you through the initial stages of withdrawal and will also provide you with additional sober recovery resources, including sober living options. If you’re tired of having your life revolve around drinking or using, allow us to help. You can begin this new chapter in your life by calling us today at 866-294-5306.