20 Tips for Living Sober
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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the seamless transition of detox, treatment, and after care are extremely beneficial to addiction recovery. You have completed treatment, are living in a sober house, and you are clean. Although this is a start, you need to learn how to live sober.
1. Don’t Underestimate your Addiction
Staying aware of the dangers your addiction poses and your triggers will help you stay sober.
2. Take Care of your Body
This is a great time to work on personal hygiene and physical health and fitness.
3. Make Sure you Have a Support Buddy
Find someone in the sober house with you that you can get along with, and pledge to support one another’s sobriety.
4. Remember you are Responsible
The purpose of a sober house is to prepare you for your sober life, including being responsible for yourself.
5. Don’t think you can be Moderate
To be successful in sobriety, you have to embrace it whole-heartedly.
6. Eliminate the Toxic People in your Life
Living in a sober house presents a good opportunity to remove people from your life that are damaging to your sobriety.
7. Take up a Social Hobby
Finding something you enjoy doing, and doing it with other people allows you to build a new social circle that supports your recovery.
8. Stimulate your Mind
Using your brain repairs damage and provides a distraction from cravings.
9. Make your Life What you Want it to Be
A sober house is a great place to create your new life.
10. Take Pride in your Sobriety
Getting sober is not easy, and you should be proud of your accomplishments.
11. Improve your Job Skills
Marketable skills help you get better jobs, making life better.
12. Learn to Write a Good Resume
A good resume is very effective in finding work.
13. Go to the Enrichment Meetings
Do everything you can to make your life better while in a sober house.
14. Stimulate your Senses
Enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents around you.
15. Be Self Aware
Pay attention to what your body and mind are telling you, and use it to help your new sobriety.
16. Find Something About Yourself you Want to Change and Consciously Work at it
Make the sober you a truly new person.
17. Practice Mindfulness
Be thoughtful of others, and think about the consequences of your thinking and actions, so that this stay in a sober house will be your last.
18. Seek Out Positive People also interested in Sober Living
Make friends in the sober house and build a group of like-minded and mutually supportive people.
19. Don’t Lie to Yourself
Being completely and brutally honest with yourself will help prevent you from relapsing, and improve your relationship with yourself.
20. Find a Sober House if you are Not Already in One
Living in a sober house is the best way to transition from addiction treatment to your new sober life. We can help you find the sober-living facility that is right for you. Call 800-373-1667 (Who Answers?) today and let us help.