Are there good reasons to be sober and embrace sober living? It seems intuitive today that being sober is better than being trapped in addiction.
However, it is beneficial to embrace reasons especially if you are attempting to travel the road from addiction to sobriety.
This post will highlight 20 Reasons to EMBRACE Addiction Freedom.
Everyone suffering from alcohol, drug, or a behavior addiction should find a reasonable motivation to pursue a sober and addiction-free life.
Create Your Own List
The following list is here to help you or someone you know to embrace addiction freedom.
It is about removing addiction from your life. Ultimately, if you are attempting to free yourself from addiction, then you will need to formulate your reasoning and create your own lists.
You must embrace your motivation if you are going to embrace clean sober living.
Why is being addiction free important to you, is it your: health, family, career, or something else?
If you need help to formulate your motivate then look at this list of 20 reasons to embrace an addiction-free lifestyle.
Achieve an Inner Peace and Greater Purpose
Your addiction does not define but it clearly causes inner struggle and conflict which is why you are reading this post.
The great thing about overcoming addiction is discovering who you are and what your life’s purpose is.
When you break an addiction, you achieve the clarity needed to achieve the inner peace you are lacking as an addict.
1. You Can Do It!
Overcoming addiction and successfully navigating the road to recovery will not be easy but it is worth the effort and you can do it.
Recovery and overcoming addiction are a long road and there are no instant results.
There will be setbacks. Use this list to help you embrace your why.
2. Better for your loved ones and relationships
In this life, relationships and connections to your loved ones are some of the most precious things you will ever possess.
When you are no longer an addict, you will have a greater ability to be there and present for them.
One of the great rewards of recovery is discovering those relationships bring more meaning to life than your addiction ever did.
3. Better for Your Job or Career
It is very difficult to advance in a career or keep a job with an addiction.
Think about it.
Can an addict really perform well on a job? Even if you say “yes”, you know that is not true.
Breaking addiction is your key to getting and keeping a job or a career and truly being productive.
4. Avoid Prison or Jail
No addiction is worth your freedom.
Keep this in mind the next time you give into your addiction.
Most things people are addicted to substances that are illegal to use or have some type of legal restriction if abused.
If you have an addictive behavior, those types of behaviors can often lead people to commit illegal acts.
Breaking addiction is certainly insurance of staying out of jail or prison.
5. Prolong Your Life
It is well-known and a fact that substance abuse and addiction to drugs and alcohol leads to death.
Just like the possibility of ending up in jail, addictive behavior that does not lead directly to death can still lead to other behaviors that result in early death.
Do not risk your life, break the addiction.
6. Pursue Your True Happiness
Alcohol, drugs, and other addictions can lead to temporary happiness, but it is going to be at an expense of true long-term happiness and contentment.
True happiness will not be experienced until recovery and healing begin.
The only way to truly embrace life and be happy is to embrace addiction-free life.
7. Inspire Others and Be a Role Model
It is very difficult to be a positive role model or inspiration to anyone if you are enslaved to addiction.
Take this moment to think about the people you know and have relationships with especially young people.
Do you have children? Nephews? Nieces? Younger siblings?
You have a responsibility to them and if you beat your addiction you can be a role model that they need.
8. Achieve Self-Control
Addiction can cause people to lose the ability to make decisions for themselves.
The danger of being an addict is not knowing what you will do and where you will be.
Being able to make decisions on what is best for you as opposed to doing something that feeds an addiction is the difference between being in control or being a slave to a substance or behavior.
9. Miss Less and Enjoy More
Addiction keeps people from the ones they love, doing the things that they really want to do, and enjoying all that life has to offer.
It becomes a wedge between spouses, children, and other very important relationships.
It hinders the ability to engage in meaningful activities.
10. Rebuild Your Self-Image and Improve Your Self Esteem
Addiction has a way of taking a toll both internally and with how you are perceived by others. action always results in depression and low self-esteem which cannot be easily hidden.
Embracing recovery with the help you to learn to respect and love yourself and be able to love and respect others.
People will start to see you in a different light.
11. Allow Yourself to Have More Fun
Addiction usually results from doing something “fun”.
But, the “fun” is always very temporary and the consequences always last longer.
Breaking addiction allows you to explore more healthy fun activities that are not possible otherwise.
12. Allow Yourself to Have More Energy
Addiction always cuts into quality sleep.
This is aspect alone makes addiction very taxing on your body.
The only way to start feeling more energetic is to break that addiction.
13. Allow Yourself to Have More Free Time
Satisfying an addiction takes away your most precious asset, time.
It takes time to acquire the substance or engage in the behavior you are addicted to.
No addiction allows you to have the time back and it can be used for relationships and healthier activities.
14. Allow Yourself to be More Productive
It is impossible to do more when you are always chasing and trying to satisfy an addiction.
By breaking addiction, you will increase your time to do things that are important, and you will have the energy to do so.
15. Allow Yourself to Have More Money and Financial Stability
Addiction is always expensive. If you want to control your finances, the addiction must end.
Aside from saving the money spent on the addiction, you will save the money by avoiding the health problems that addiction often causes.
You will be a better mindset to make better financial decisions.
16. Allow Yourself to Have Better Memory and Mental Clarity
How can you expect to have a sound mind if you are consumed by addiction?
You want to be able to be now and experience life now, pursue a path that will allow your mind to function at the level it was meant to function.
17. Be Less Sick
As already mentioned, addiction is very hard on your body including your immune system.
Addicts are more susceptible to sickness and disease. Be less sick, stop the addiction.
18. Avoid Long Term Health Problems
Addiction, especially substance abuse, is linked to so many long -term health problems.
Heart disease, stroke, and cancer are directly linked to so many types of addiction.
Do yourself a favor and make the decision to try to avoid these types of health problems, let the addiction go.
19. Allow Yourself to Sleep Better
Addiction and sleep deprivation are directly related. Lack of sleep results in less energy and health.
Addiction is not worth the unhealthy effects of staying up late, insomnia or being tired.
20. Allow Yourself to Control Your Weight
Some addictions such as alcohol and food addictions can cause you to gain weight and become obese.
Other addictions such as drugs and food addictions can cause you to lose too much weight.
Action makes it impossible to control your weight at a healthy level.
Just ending the addiction, you cause your body to go in a healthy direction as far as the weight is concerned.
My Final Thought on Embracing Clean Sober Living
Remember you are here for a reason and there is only one you.
You must take of yourself, your relationships, and your body seriously.
Use this list to motivate you to create the list that will propel you to embrace clean sober living and free of addiction today.
Check out this video for a different perspective about addiction, education, and knowledge is a necessary step in breaking the cycle.