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How to Get Sober: A Guide to Sobriety

How to Get Sober: A Guide to Sobriety

For example, a Veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who misuses cocaine, doesn’t have the same needs as a stay-at-home mom struggling with alcohol use. Medical support can also wean you from certain substances slowly, helping the brain and body adjust to the loss of the substance more gradually and minimizing some withdrawal symptoms. These benefits not only ease the discomfort of the detox process, but also help to prevent relapse during this stage of treatment. Substance misuse doesn’t just affect your mental health.

People may want to feel numb so they can overlook the bad things in their life. That often leads to being unable to see or enjoy the good as well. Hangover symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headaches and brain fog can last for days in some cases and can diminish your quality of day-to-day life.


He frequently travels to Africa to build water wells. He runs a foundation called (We already donated! you should too) After listening to this podcast it just hit me like damn… imagine if the only water I could drink was full Guilt and Grief: Making A Living Amends of parasites and worms. Imagine having no clothes, and getting through the day with only eating a banana. I was listening to this, and I looked down at my health infused organic smoothie, my clean jeans and collared shirt, my car and my iPhone 6.

In fact, more and more people are becoming “sober curious” as a way to have a healthier, more balanced life. Sober living isn’t just interesting; it’s fulfilling and vibrant. The benefits of being sober include real relationships and experiences that you might otherwise miss out on, along with many other good reasons to be sober. Getting sober is when someone stops using an intoxicating substance. It can include a medically-supervised detox, various forms of treatment, including therapy and 12-step programs, and calling upon family, friends, and professionals for additional support. If you find it difficult to make new, sober friends, try joining a support group.


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