4. Your family won’t suffer at the hands of your addiction.
Parents are inclined to worry about their children, even when alcoholism isn’t a factor in the parent-child relationship. Throw alcohol abuse into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for sleepless nights and ongoing panic. “Where is he?” “Why didn’t she come home last night?” While your parents may not immediately trust that you’re on the straight and narrow, they will eventually begin trusting you again and their minds will be put to ease. If you are a parent yourself, you’ll finally be able to be the parent your child deserves and be the role model your child needs.
5. You will actually be able to reach your full potential.
There is no question about it – it is impossible to live up to your full potential while you’re active in your addiction. Once you get sober you’ll start to realize your passions and talents, and you’ll be much more inclined to explore them. Finally you’ll be able to be the person that you always dreamt of being.
6. You’ll remember what being authentically happy feels like.
Even though you might feel small spurts of happiness or contentedness during your active addiction, you won’t really remember what being authentically happy feels like until you get sober. Belly laughing with friends until you cry, being able to enjoy the small things, smiling at strangers because you realize how strong and amazing people are in general… all of these moments of pure joy are right at your fingertips.