With Mother’s Day weekend nearly here, you will see a lot of advertisements for gifts and flowers and other tokens of affection. But if your family is struggling with drug addiction or alcohol addiction, one of the best gifts you can give is the dedication to staying sober. Whether your mother is your inspiration for remaining sober, or you are a mother (or father) wanting to stay sober for your children, there are many reasons on this Mother’s Day to choose sobriety.
Find Your Inner Peace Through Sobriey
Sometimes it can seem as if the cycle of addiction is a never-ending spiral of depression, guilt, and the stigma associated with addiction can leave you feeling ashamed. The instinct at these times may be to isolate yourself, especially from your loved ones. However, it is the connections we share with our loved ones that are the best motivators for remaining sober. Guilt and loneliness are the top reasons for relapse, but love and communication support healing.
This Mother’s Day, consider celebrating by:
● Thanking a supportive figure in your life. This could be your mother, a supportive friend, or another relative.
● Do a random act of kindness for another.
● Be kind to yourself, healing takes grace and time.
Learn To Love Again With Recovery
One of the most destructive lies our addictions tell us is that we are not worthy of love. This can not only make it difficult to love and respect ourselves, but to participate in loving relationships with others. One of the keys to remaining sober is rejecting this lie for what it is and realizing that we each are valuable and deserving of love. This Mother’s Day, accept the love which is given to you in the spirit in which it was given, and try not to second guess why you are worthy of it. If this proves to be too difficult, do not be ashamed of reaching out for help.
This Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of sobriety. Making the commitment to remain clean and sober today is the first step. The Anthony House can help you maintain or rebuild that relationship by offering custom-built treatment plans to help you maintain your sobriety. We recognize that each person’s journey is unique and will work with you to determine your individual needs and desires for recovery.
If you’re interested in learning more about sober housing in Maplewood or St. Paul, MN, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. We’ll be glad to give you a tour of our facilities to see if one of our sober homes may be a perfect fit for you. Let’s work together to help you maintain your sobriety and start to reclaim your life and continue your recovery. We look forward to partnering with you on your recovery journey soon!