It’s a very short road down from a person who is not an addict to the one who is and does not see the way out. It is a very long journey from a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol to a person who is no longer. Life leads us to opportunities and lessons, through pain and happiness, and with the help of others, we are healing ourselves through these paths and helping others to be heald as well. Nobody knows what is the goal of life and purpose, but one thing is certain – heal yourself physically, cure yourself mentally, be stable, be content, these are the things that certainly help and which should be one of the life goals. Helping others is another goal, but no one can help someone heal properly if they are not healed themselves.
It’s very difficult to get out of the toxic environment we are in, especially if we do not know where to go. Maybe it seems to us that we do not belong anywhere. It may seem to us that we do not deserve anything. But who are we to punish ourselves? Self-denial is not our right nor goal. The exit always exists. That’s why there are a large number of communities that give sober living housing – to give people the hand, to help them get out of the toxic environment. To show them that they are not alone.
Sober living housing is a community in which all its members are healing and living together. They also have their daily routine that keeps them busy and through which they repair themselves and others. Through these obligations, they build their base, their self-esteem, their faith in themselves and in others. They get the structure everyone needs, no matter how long they have resisted it. In such communities, there are also therapists who lead individual or group sessions. There are also those who, from their personal experience, understand each other and they help to go on. Sober living housing is a place where people who could not find anyone, now have found a whole new world.