Doing Sobriety For Yourself


By Victor yocco

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Entering sobriety with the expectation you are making up for something wrong is not doing it for yourself.

Getting sober is one of the hardest things you can do. Staying sober is even harder. Most alcohol abusers hit some type of bottom before gaining the motivation to attempt a sober life. This temporary jolt doesn’t mean people will maintain motivation over the long term. We see that in the frequently cited National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism statistic showing an up to 90% relapse rate in the four years following treatment.

I’ve accomplished four years of sobriety as of this April. While I’m still considered early in my sobriety, I’ve done the past four years completely dry. It hasn’t been easy. I’ve needed the help of in-person and virtual support groups, peers, family members, and counselors to…click here to continue reading