Looking back, there are things we all wish we could change. Hindsight truly is 20/20. The knowledge we have now could have saved us from a lot of trouble in the past. Unfortunately, we aren’t always privy to certain information. If you are feeling stuck in your recovery and feel like certain information that you don’t already have would be helpful to you, Arbor Behavioral Healthcare is here to help clear up some of what is standing between you and your recovery. Below are some common misconceptions about substance use that we’d like to address.
Using Substances Does Not Make You a Better or More Fun Person
Your personality is not enhanced just because you are using drugs or alcohol. Many people believe that being high or drunk makes you more fun. This simply is not the case. You’re the real you when you’re sober. Allow yourself to get to know who you are when you are sober. You are better when you’re sober.
Using Substances Will Not Give You the Happiness That You’re Craving
Many people try to find happiness once they have used a substance. Here’s the thing: happiness does not come from outside sources. No matter how hard you try to find it in other places, happiness comes from within. Healthy choices can help you clear your head and give you the space to find genuine happiness. Put down the substance and find your joy.
Using Substances Will Not Clear Things up for You
Substances do just the opposite of clearing things up. Using substances clouds your vision and judgment. You cannot possibly make good decisions when you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You cannot be informed and make healthy and safe choices when using. Allow yourself to have clear judgment.
Using Substances Does Not Add to Your Life
Using substances doesn’t add to your life, it only subtracts from it. You don’t gain things when you’re using. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. You can lose friends, family, and even your career because of your use of substances. Don’t let your addiction control your life. It doesn’t add anything positive.
Arbor Behavioral Healthcare wants to help you get and stay sober. We know there are things we wish we knew sooner. Those things are often the hard truths. Call us today at (844) 413-2690. We can’t wait to speak with you and help you today.