Nevada sober living homes allow people to reintegrate into society and begin experiencing emotions they have been numbing through the use of drugs/alcohol.
When you stop drinking/drugging and commit to a life of sobriety, you will experience happiness and joy, but also other emotions such as sadness, anxiety, anger, guilt, and boredom to name a few. It’s something you must get used to. No longer will you be able to blur away these emotions with drugs and alcohol. There no longer is a quick fix to take the edge off a stressful day.
Let’s be brutally honest. Initially, this is not a whole lot of fun. In the first few weeks of sobriety, feeling your feelings all of the time can seem like being on a furious rollercoaster. But slowly, over time, things calm down. You get better at navigating your way through tough situations and emotions. Your feelings will start to become familiar and you will become less reactive to them. The promises of the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous will come true and you will become a capable human being able to navigate life on life’s terms.
Over the course of time, you become used to feeling your emotions and you won’t be able to imagine it any other way. In active addiction, you are successful at avoiding emotions. In sobriety, you will begin to believe that the ability to feel your full range of emotions is actually a good, important thing. Difficult emotions arise for a reason. They actually protect you and connect you with other people, all the while teaching you lessons.
Every time you work through a tough situation and emotion and don’t drink or drug over it, you come out in a better state. You will know exactly how you felt and this actually makes it easier to get over. You become more in touch with your genuine self. It proves to be a calming and affirmative way of life. You learn that anger isn’t to be feared and sadness isn’t to be avoided. You learn that the ups and downs are what all people experience. Living sober and feeling your emotions will help you become more grounded. It is authentic, brave and rewarding.
In return for having to deal with touch emotions, you also get to experience the positive ones: bravery, satisfaction, joy, excitement, love, gratitude and hope, etc. Drugs and alcohol will NEVER give you what sobriety can. Feeling your feelings is absolutely the best way to live and you will ultimately become grateful to have learned the lesson.