Between movies, celebrities, and nighttime activities, it can be hard to avoid drug and alcohol exposure. The constant danger of substances, such as alcohol and narcotics, can make it difficult to avoid temptation. While it may be difficult to avoid these substances, sobriety is a far better choice for your life. Your health, mind, and support system will all benefit from your decision to choose sobriety. To learn about choosing sobriety, reach out to Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge by calling 844.442.8673.
1. Improved Mental Health
The media has portrayed substances as being able to help individuals unwind after a long day. However, these substances can actually do more harm than good. Your mental health suffers each time you engage in any form of substance abuse. An increase in anxiety and a feeling of loneliness can occur when you continue to engage with substances.
When you begin choosing sobriety, you will notice you can focus time and attention on other activities. Instead of being around individuals who are unhappy and make you feel like you need to be out on the town, you can take all the “you time” you need. Whether it be yoga, reading, gardening, or other activities, you provide time for your mind to stop racing. Your mental health will improve over time, and you will find joy in many different aspects of life.
2. Better Sleep and Focus
Substances can have adverse effects on your sleep and ability to focus. A hangover from alcohol or narcotics can make it difficult for you to get up and get started with your day. Unfortunately, this means you can fall into a routine of staying up at night to engage with substances and miss out on crucial sleep. When you miss out on sleep, you do not set yourself up for success, affecting your ability to perform at school, work, and home.
When you focus on sobriety, you achieve more sleep and better rest. You can wake up with enough energy to tackle the challenges of the day. You won’t feel like you need any outside stimulates to focus on the task at hand. You will be the best version of yourself that you can be every day of the week.
3. More Money In Your Account
When it comes to substance addiction of any type, it can be an expensive habit. A night out can quickly cost someone hundreds of dollars. Those who choose to use hard substances can see their bank items quickly drained as they try to maintain their costly habit. It is not uncommon for individuals to skip out on other things they desperately need to get their substance of choice.
By choosing sobriety, you eliminate the need to find the funds for substances. All of the money you would spend on drugs or alcohol is now left untouched in your account. Instead of wasting money on substances, you can actually pay down your debts and build your savings account. Sober living promotes healthy spending habits and allows you to leave more money in your account each day.
We’re Here To Help On Your Journey Of Choosing Sobriety
For some individuals, the idea of choosing sober living is not an easy one. For others, it becomes a simple decision. Wherever you are in your decision process, know you are not alone. If you are struggling with sobriety, you may benefit from one of the many treatment programs we offer at Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, including:
- Inpatient addiction treatment program
- Outpatient addiction treatment program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Residential addiction treatment program
If you desire a life of sobriety, we can help you. You do not need to let your substance addiction rule your life. If you or a loved one needs assistance with sober living, please call us at 844.442.8673. Our faith-based program has been helping teens and adults since 1959. Let us help you today.