9 Reasons You’re Not Staying Sober (+ What To Do About It)

Why can’t I stay sober???

Funny thing about tomorrow, though.

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Does this sound familiar?

Anticipation hits and does its thing.

So that’s what you do. You drink.

That first drink is a dopamine triple shot.

It’s a brutal cycle.

Why are you struggling so hard to get sober?

1. You don’t actually want to get sober.

2. You’re not taking it seriously.

3. You refuse to get help.

4. Denial

I thought if I could “pretty” it up, I could live with it better.

5. I didn’t want the label.

6. I didn’t do the work.

I didn’t do any of those things.

7. I was paralyzed by fear.

8. I left my life empty.

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I didn’t want to do anything and figured I never would again.

9. I was hiding it.

A lot had to change for me to get sober.

Alicia is a full-time writer and blogger. Her website, Soberish, focuses on recovery, mental health, and wellness. Read more at https://soberish.co

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