Internal Feeling

How To Stay Sober

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Four Things Necessary to Recover

1) Internal Feeling
2) External Motivator
3) External Hope
4) Internal Strength

The first factor to recover and how to stay sober is an internal feeling, which is best described as “two half thoughts compromising a whole.”   This dual feeling is what is attached to the substance abuse itself as well as to sobriety.

For someone to fully recover, it is important that they have two primary feelings attached to their substance abuse

  1. Negative Feelings associated with the drug or alcohol use
  2. Positive Feelings associated with being sober

If there aren’t any negative feelings associated with the substance abuse then staying sober is usually difficult to maintain.  Occasionally, this feeling is what is referred to as “the bottom” or “being sick and tired of being sick and tired” for most alcoholics or addicts.   In addition, if there aren’t any positive feelings associated with being sober, then abstinence is usually temporary.

List below how I think the substance abuser in my life feels towards his/her substance abuse:

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List how I think the substance abuser in my life feels towards being sober:

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“Without positive feelings about being sober and negative feelings about using substances; recovery won’t last.”

Why They Recover: The Four Factors Necessary

For someone to have long-lasting recovery, they ideally need all four of the following:

  1. An Internal Feeling

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