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How To Make Recovery From An Addiction A Happy And Fun Thing
Make Your New Life Happy and Fun
You are probably saying to yourself, how can recovery from an addiction be fun right? Remember life is what you make it.
I will try to explain how to make recovery from an addiction a happy and fun thing. We all know when we are addicted to drugs or alcohol it is pretty much our lives and we really don't think much about any thing else beside feeding our addiction.
We the alcoholics, then decide we want to surrender to our addiction, like I did 2 years ago but, we have something in the back of our minds telling us, " how will I survive without my crutch to lean on if I surrender to my addiction?"
We have to tell our self that we are now approaching a new life of recovery and we must make the best of it in any way we can think of. We need to make this recovery from our addiction a happy and fun thing and tell ourselves that our lives will be changed like you have never thought of.
Yes, the life of sobriety is a wonderful thing, and as we all know, we are on this earth only once and have only one life to live, so why live it miserable? Why live it drunk and addicted when we have so much to look forward to being clean and sober.
Anyone can experience recovery from their addiction. All you need to do is to want it, to have the desire of sobriety, and to have the determination and the willingness to make it happen. That's really all there is to it. Without those things, I must say you just maybe addicted for a long time ahead.
When I finally decided to surrender to my addiction to alcohol I was scared to death thinking the same thing, "how can I get through each day of my life being sober?"
Making Recovery Fun
When I began my long road to recovery I thought to myself, lets not make this more miserable than it is and try something different. As you know, our minds and our powerful brains can do things that you have never thought about, such as making something negative into something positive.
I wanted to be sober in the worse way, but I always was afraid of how I would feel with the absence of alcohol in my body. Once I got my start date I was off to the races and nothing, I mean nothing was going to stop me in finding my sobriety and my new life that was ahead of me.
I knew I had my work cut out for me, but I was so determined to be sober I would do anything to get clean and sober.
The first few days I was pulling my hair out, having that darn urge to drink my beer and getting that buzz I missed so much, but I told myself, " I have gone 3 days and I can go another 3 days, and those days turned into weeks and months and now working on years, 2 to be exact..
Once I got over that hurdle and huge craving for alcohol, each and everyday got easier to deal with without my alcohol demons tagging along in my life.
I kind of made a game out of my recovery process, meaning I looked forward to each week that passed and said to myself, "one more week under my belt." I then looked forward to the 27th of each month .Now, I look forward to the 27th of October of each year that passes, but now saying, "I have made it one more year." Looking forward to these special days, weeks, months and years now, gave me the drive I needed to stay sober and the determination to reach my next goal and that was the 27th of each month. I brag to my wife and family saying, "look it is the 27th again and I am still sober." I'm not sure if they get tired of hearing that, but I don't care, I work hard in my recovery and I am going to brag about it till the day I die, so get used to it.
By thinking this way, I knew that if I were to drink one drop of alcohol I would have to start all over at day number one and try this recovery process all over again and I was not going to disappoint myself and start from the beginning again. There was no way in the world I would do that to myself.
I know that little game I was playing and still am playing for the rest of my sober life seems silly to you, but it worked for me and still does to this day. Everyone I'm sure has different ways of dealing with recovery of an addiction and surrendering to their addiction, but this has worked just fine for me. Can I get to the next 27th of the month? You bet I can and I will !!
Recovery from an Addiction
© 2011 Mark Bruno