Wednesday, June 19, 2013

14 Reasons to Stay Sober


By 
Chris Newcomb, M.Div.
 
Every day I talk with people who are exiting the drug and alcohol scene via medical detox.  All of them swear they don’t want to go back to ‘that lifestyle’.  Yet, as the conversation progesses, they inevitably say that being sober is ‘boring, stupid, and lame.’  Kindly, I tell them that perhaps it’s just a matter of perspective because those who don’t participate in the drug/alcohol scene usually find it boring, stupid, and lame.  At this point, they usually look at me like I am a mascot for purple popsicles trying to sell them all before the end of the world.  After all, sobriety is dumb right?!?  I don’t think so.  Here’s 14 reasons to stay sober.  Read them and make some up of your own.  Then put them into practice for 6 weeks and honestly see if your life isn’t any better at the end of that time!  

14 Reasons to Stay Sober:
1. You keep your money.
2. You don’t throw up. 
3. You don’t have diarrhea. 
4. You don’t pass out and get marked up with a sharpie by your ‘drunk friends’.
5. You don’t get arrested
6. You don’t get robbed.
7. You don’t get murdered.
8. You don’t get a DUI. 
9. You get to keep your health.
10. Your waist doesn’t expand. 
11. You don't get pregnant.
12. You don't get an STD. 
13. You don’t regret the stupid things you said and/or did last night. 
14. You  realize that life is so much more beautiful, enticing, exciting, and exhilarating when you are in your right mind!!!  

At The Coleman Institute, we are very interested in your health and well-being, particularly your sobriety.  If you or someone you love needs to detox from alcohol, opiates, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer or Amy at 1-877-773-3869. 

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