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Why Sobriety is a Good Thing

Posted on :  April 4th, 2016  |  By :  towardsrecovery

Recovering from opioid addictions is extremely challenging for the addict and the loved ones. The road to sobriety – living a drug-free life – can seem like a never-ending journey for men and women with heroin addictions. Fortunately, the road ends with a big pot of gold, if only recovering addicts could stay on the path.

It is common knowledge that heroin and opioids are dangerous drugs that can cause a lifetime of pain and trouble. Instead of staying caught up in the vicious cycle of drugs and disease, understanding the goodness of sobriety can be an eye-opening experience.

Giving up drugs can help bring families back together, work on track, and health back to the body. However, there are several other benefits to being and staying sober instead of continuing to take drugs. These are a few of the benefits:

  1. You no longer embarrass yourself. Drug addicts are not fun people to be around. They do things they regret. They behave in unusual ways. Their appearance diminishes quickly. When an addict becomes sober, all of those behaviors go away. They care about the way they look in public, which shows that they care about themselves and others. The embarrassment of acting like a fool and asking what you did that night (because you forget while you were high) completely disappears. People respect you for being sober and staying sober.
  2. You could actually prolong your life. One of the troubles with having a heroin addiction is that you could die anywhere. You might get shot making a drug deal. You might die in an alley where you passed out after getting high. You could die from issues with your internal organs caused by the drugs you took. You could also die from taking drugs that have been tainted with unknown substances. When you are sober, there is no way that you will have any type of similar troubles, because you are no longer taking a substance that could cause you to do something like pass out on a park bench or in an alleyway.
  3. You could build up your savings. Doing drugs is expensive. Every single high costs money that most addicts often do not have. When you stop taking drugs, you can start to build up a savings account and actually begin to own nice things. Drug addicts often run out of money, because they lose their jobs and their families stop giving them money, so many do ridiculous things to find money for drugs. Sobriety takes away all of those problems.
  4. You will feel better. Most drug addicts look significantly older than they really are. The chemicals in the drugs age them quickly. Sober people often look healthy. Once you become sober, you can begin to exercise, eat well, and gain more energy.
  5. You will be safer in public places. Many drug addicts will drive while they are high. This is extremely dangerous for everyone on the road. When you become sober, you no longer have to worry about being a danger to society because you will no longer drive while high. You will be able to avoid accidents and get more affordable automobile insurance. Many drug addicts lose their licenses, but if you get sober, you should be able to get one again.

When you look at the pros to getting sober, it is worth stopping the drug abuse. If you need help getting sober, we at Towards Recovery Clinics can help speed up the process. Our methadone treatment program has helped many men and women recover from their addictions and get back to a regular lifestyle. Contact us at or 905-527-2042.

Who We Serve ?

  • Individuals using/abusing street narcotics (e.g. heroin).
  • Patients abusing prescription narcotics(i.e., Codeine, Talwin, Percocet/Percodan, Dilaudid, Morphine or Demerol, et cetera).
  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.
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