This is an introduction to our own Sobriety Guide. We created it because of our situation with not having the ability to attend an inpatient treatment program. When creating our Sobriety Guide, we looked at many programs available. We evaluated the AA 12 step program and various other programs. We then cut off portions that just didn’t apply to us, added some things that did and created some new approaches/ideas which then became our own hybrid program. We also believed this should be shared, not kept a secret or put up for sale. As of this writing, it has been just over 4 years since this journey in sobriety started and it’s going strong with zero relapse or mishaps. Our podcast from the beginning was extremely raw, very passionate and real. As time has passed, you see that trust has been rebuilt and the resentment gone. Hope has been restored and proven, but you need to believe in yourself and believe in your treatment and recovery.
So you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction or know someone who is. You probably think becoming sober is an impossible goal, right? You probably feel recovery is out of reach for you and your situation is hopeless. Take a step back and think about this for a minute. Remove the word sober and replace it with say weight loss, or gambling addiction, or porn addiction, or video game addiction. No matter what your addiction is, many people deal with them everyday and many feel its hopeless that they will never beat it. This is the time, you really need to believe in yourself and make the effort to put yourself on the tract to recovery. It can be done if you want it bad enough or if there is something to lose if you don’t get a handle on it.
There comes a time where your addiction spirals out of control. Maybe that dream job you want to land requires a drug test. Imagine that drug test is one of the hardest of them all because they are examining samples of your hair and blood. You pretty much have zero chance passing that test and landing such an awesome job to propel your career to the next step.
What if your current job is OK, but your addiction is now causing you to drink on the job or get high during work hours? It’s a matter of time before employees notice or worse, your boss does. Imagine losing your job and having zero income to support yourself? This is how people go from the top and spiral right down to the bottom. Once there, its easier to just give up, rather than to fight. Well, were here to help you fight this battle and win, but it will take a lot of effort on your part. In the end, you will be sober and enjoying the good life. Of course, there will always be challenges and occurrences in your life that will try to challenge your sobriety. Don’t fret, with some will power and reaching out to your support network, you will overcome them.