We Do Recover
"I found the ultimate high when I entered recovery."
My alcoholism started out as recreational drinking that eventually developed into more. All the while, I functioned at a normal level. I never had trouble with the law. I graduated college. I even had a career and financed my own apartment and car. Everything looked good and stable on the outside, but internally I was suffering.
I was a textbook functioning alcoholic.
I didn’t notice how destructive my patterns, relationships and life had gotten until I finally reached a point of desperation. Lessons from my religious upbringing weighed heavy on my heart. I knew the way I was living wasn’t the life I was meant to live. I wasn’t proud of who I saw in the mirror, and I often didn’t recognize myself. I hit a spiritual bottom, but luckily there was only one way to go from there.
My addiction was so well hidden that it surprised my father when I finally told him I was suffering. I was ashamed, but I knew I needed help. I couldn’t do it on my own. My father was incredibly supportive. He was the one who helped get me into treatment.
I wanted sobriety more than anything.
I got sober by following the suggestions of other alcoholics and addicts. I listened and put into action everything I was told so I never had to feel the incomprehensible demoralization that I felt before getting help. I did the twelve steps with a sponsor and attended a meeting every day. Now, I continue to help others along the way. I find there’s room to grow on a daily basis. I make sure I’m feeding my mind, body and soul continuously.
Recovery feels like internal and mental peace.</h5
Before recovery, I felt the need to always be doing something or going somewhere. I was uncomfortable in my mind and my skin. Recovery allows me to sit still. I no longer need to escape from myself. I am right where I need to be. My soul is weightless as long as I am working a program and keeping God on my side. Before I got sober, I still had a great connection with God, but I was always praying for help. The best thing about being clean and sober is that when I pray, it’s usually for others now. I get to see other people’s lives change. Because of recovery, I can process a situation and not be selfish with my intentions.
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You’re here because you know the problem is out of control. You’ve spent months if not years trying to convince yourself (and those around you) that your drug or alcohol use isn’t “that bad.”
Don’t let denial drag out the suffering. Addiction is serious. You can (and should) get help before it completely takes over your life.
Have you tried getting help before? If so, it’s time to follow the science. The most effective process involves detox, rehab and outpatient treatments.
Don’t be overwhelmed! All you have to do now is call to talk about where you’re at. You’ll take it one step at a time from there. Before you know it, you’ll be sober. You can do this!
Even if you’re feeling powerless, there’s always hope! Donny, our dedicated ARISE interventionist, can talk to you today about your options. Following his advice, three of every four people come directly to treatment.
Feelings of doubt and helplessness are part of addiction, but you can find hope here. Our treatment is backed by research partnerships with two universities and hundreds of online reviews. From the Washington Post to CNN to Vice News, our expertise is trusted by the top news sources, as well as professional athletes.
The fact is — thousands of people across the country are living sober, productive lives after their time here. You deserve the same chance.
You may worry about missing out on family or work, but the truth is you’re missing out now when your thoughts are preoccupied on your next fix or you’re too sick or high to show up.
Your job is guaranteed by law. And, your spouse, parents and kids all need you sober.
It’s normal to have tons of questions, especially about your specific situation, insurance or how it all works. Why not get your questions answered now?