How to Get Sober

Getting sober can change your life. For many who have started their journey in sobriety, they soon began to see the gifts of working a program of recovery. Sobriety can give you everything you thought drugs and alcohol would.

The following are several suggestions about how to get—and stay— sober:

  • Detox

Not everyone needs detox, but it is best to get checked out by a medical doctor. If you do require detox, professional, medical assistance is strongly suggested—we do not recommend that you attempt to detox on your own.

Inpatient treatment can last anywhere between 30 days to a year depending on the facility you choose and how you progress in your recovery. When you first get sober, it can be difficult to maintain your sobriety. Not only does inpatient treatment provide you with a safe environment, but it gives you the opportunity to address the underlying issues.

  • Outpatient Treatment with Sober Living

Drug and alcohol treatment is a gradual process. Research shows that addicts and alcoholics in recovery that complete an inpatient program and go on to continue treatment in an outpatient program while living in a sober living residence, greatly increase their chances of achieving long-term sobriety.

  • 12 Step Meetings

Treatment is where you get sober— 12 Step meetings are how you stay sober. Attending meetings, getting sober supports, finding a sponsor, working the steps and continuing therapy sessions can enable you to not only stay away from drugs and alcohol, but also to live and enjoy life free from the mental obsession of drinking and using.

Of course a huge part of getting sober is willingness. Being willing to give treatment a chance and do the work and take suggestions is by far easier and less painful that continuing in your active addiction. And it is important to remember that getting sober is process—and often an imperfect one. Mistakes will happen and there will be set backs, it is part of life. But there is no situation that a drink or a drug will make better.

There is a Solution is a treatment placement service. Our free services include treatment referrals and housing placement. We work to find you treatment that is tailored to your needs and continue to work with you throughout the treatment process to make sure that you are staying on track in your recovery.

Call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250 to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one get the help they need and begin the process of rebuilding lives.