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Sobriety and Inner Connection 

How Disconnected We’ve Become

As we’re working to recover, we learn a lot of things about our addictions that might seem paradoxical. For instance, they can be both a way to feel more like ourselves and a driving force in our self-alienation. We can get caught in cycles of feeling the push and pull of our drugs of choice – we use to reconnect with ourselves but then feel even more estranged from ourselves as a result. For many of us, our addictions create a great deal of inner turmoil and confusion. We can feel like we have yet to discover who we truly are. Feeling so removed from our inner selves is a scary place to be. We feel lost, afraid, and alone. We don’t know where to turn. Dread, worry, and emotional chaos threaten to overwhelm our shrinking world. Our lives begin to feel chaotic and tumultuous as growing inner conflict cuts us off from our inner selves. We often find that sobriety is helpful in not only breaking our dependence on substances, but also in helping us to reconnect with ourselves.

Internal Abandonment and Neglect

A major reason that our addictions are so debilitating is that we come to neglect ourselves in various ways throughout our lives. We sacrifice our emotional needs for the sake of our drug of choice. Other people’s needs and desires come before our own. Chasing our addictions eclipses our goals and dreams. We lose sight of career goals, talents, and personal interests. The things we once pursued wholeheartedly, that brought us fulfillment and joy, become footnotes. We stop taking care of ourselves and give up on self-care. Eventually, we’re no longer even conscious of all the ways in which we’re harming and neglecting ourselves.

Self-Discovery and Self-Realization

Many of us find in recovery that sobriety can help us reconnect with our true selves. Recovery allows us to redefine our sense of self and to develop a strong and solid sense of self-worth. We’re able to get clear on who we are and what we want out of life, without the painful patterns that our addictions have been perpetuating. No longer hounded by addiction, we’re no longer running from ourselves, trying to avoid the self-discovery and self-realization processes that are so critical to our healing. In choosing sobriety, we’re making the conscious choice to reconnect with ourselves, to love and accept ourselves, and to prioritize self-healing. 

The Guest House focuses on guiding you as you discover the underlying causes of your actions and behaviors. Through abstinence and recovery, our goal is to reduce and reverse any harm that your self-defeating habits have caused. Call 855-483-7800 today for more information.