There are many adversities that an addict in recovery must face. Aside of the temptation for relapse there’s the difficulties that come naturally. This can even be trying to enjoy the company of friends that are not in treatment. I’m not saying that I am trying to hangout with my old drug dealer but my best friends are not addicts. They are just grown men that want to have a drink, and that’s cool, but that’s not the life for me.
Below is a cat’s dramatization of issues that addicts who want to get sober must deal with on a daily basis:
The ignorance of people thinking that being sober means you don’t know how to have fun anymore.
Helping your drunk friends even when you don’t want to.
No more passing out on the couch on your way to your bed.
You will never wake up wondering where you are again.
Having to tell people over and over again that you “don’t drink!”