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So you've decided to live a sober life; this decision to kick your drug or alcohol habit is not an easy one. Recovering from addiction can feel like a whole new world. Addiction to substances requires that the user prioritize their life to acquiring and using. Becoming sober is a long and challenging road, but it is attainable with the support of loved ones and professionals. Once you've broken free from addiction, you will need to reinvent your lifestyle around a sober, healthy life, including your hobbies. Here are some of the best hobbies that will help recovering addicts stay on track.

Accountability (ac-count-a-bil-i-ty): The fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.

 

Accountability is an important trait for individuals who are working to make a change in their life. Taking responsibility for your actions will help your recovery process and increase your chances of staying sober. In addition, accountability will allow you to gain the most out of your recovery process because not only will you have physical sobriety, but you will have emotional sobriety as well.

Getting sober is not a quick and easy process. You want to make sure you do anything you can to avoid relapsing. Many of your lifestyle choices were changed, and you continuously work towards creating a better you. Stress, triggers and temptation of everyday life can run you off track in your recovery process. Stay focused on what is important; make recovery your priority.

You have finally decided to take the chance and live a sober life. Recovery is a complicated process. Many significant things will have to change, like your lifestyle and new coping skills. One of the hardest parts of sobriety is the first couple of months. To help you avoid making mistakes, here is a list of a few mistakes people make during recovery.

Early recovery is both exciting and challenging. Drastic positive changes can make you feel overwhelming. Everything in your old life must now be different in order to support your new sober life. Rather than using substances to cope with stress, a person must find new ways to manage triggers and temptation on a daily basis. Why is a routine important?