You Know What You Did This Summer

Sobriety Is What You Make It

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Congratulations! You are now sober. Possibly, it has taken you years of year life to get to this point. You haven’t had a drink or a drug in at least twenty-four hours. It’s a feat you weren’t sure you’d be able to accomplish. If you’ve recently completed a detox, residential inpatient, intensive outpatient, or other level of care program, you’ve been sober for longer than 24 hours. You’ve made it through months of treatment, staying sober the whole time. No longer are you “getting sober”, you’re officially on the other side. You’re sober. You’ve made it.

It might not have been as hard as you thought it was going to be. On the other hand, getting sober and learning to stay sober might have proven to be even more of a challenge than you were prepared for. Addiction takes over the mind and the body as well as more areas of your life than you could have imagined. Now that the worst of it is over, the struggle of early recovery has subsided, and you’ve graduated treatment, you might be finding yourself asking a simple question: What now?

The answer, is everything. Now that you are sober, everything is now. Life is now. You are no longer fighting to get or stay sober Everything you’ve learned in treatment to make your sobriety sustainable is put to practice. As it is said, this is where the rubber meets the road. Your entire life is ahead of you and anything is possible. Treatment at Tree House Recovery has showed you what you are made of. Through strength and cardio fitness training, you have pushed your body to the limit and gained physical capacity beyond your imagination. Taking hikes in the wilderness, having adventures, and connecting with the wonders of living in Portland have provided you with a new perspective on what it means to live sober. The challenge you are now tasked with facing is doing just that, living sober. You live in accordance to your values and morals. You take care of your body and health. You get out in life and you have fun. That is living sober. Welcome.


Tree House Recovery creates sustainable change by teaching men how to find freedom from addiction. For information on our residential treatment programs in Portland, call us today: (503) 850-2474

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