Stick around people in recovery long enough, and you’ll hear a common message: Sober is better. In Boston, it sounds more like Sobah is Bettah! But there’s a reason for the statement, however you pronounce it- for those who stay sober and get recovery, life gets really good!
Road to a better life:
Let’s be clear. Not many people wake up one day, decide to stop using substances for no reason, and then find that life is better without them. Usually, there is a reason to stop. What worked for us at one time, has stopped working. So we’re willing to try something different. Some of us engage treatment, a sober community or sober housing. We look for ways to engage sober support to help us stay sober while working on our recovery. Yes, most of us had to find sobriety, in order to find recovery. Sober recovery led us to a life where we felt better, found joy, and discovered, sober is better!
What is sober recovery?
Sober recovery is more than abstinence from alcohol and drugs. Recovery is about changing the way we engage in life, looking at what’s important to us, and taking action to build a life we want to live without substances. Stopping your coping mechanisms (drinking/drugs) and taking no further action isn’t likely going to give you much recovery. If you like white knuckles, this is your path! To get more, we do more.
What is the sober way?
Finding your path to a life of recovery isn’t easy. But it’s worth it, and you can do it! Most of us find it important to build a sober network, surround ourselves with a sober community, and engage sober support, like a sober coach or a sober house. At Tharros, we’ve combined community with aftercare, and our house offers a safe place to explore sober meaning. We focus on recovery, with you choosing the fellowship and resources that speak with you. Our team has many different experiences in recovery, and we make many suggestions, while following a framework designed to help each person move toward a full and meaningful life. We help you build a life you want to live!
We involve sober entertainment, sober games, sober jobs, and sober dating too! Living life in recovery doesn’t mean giving up what’s important to you; to the contrary, it’s about finding what’s important to you, building it, and living life in a way that’s meaningful to you! For those of us on that path, it’s easy to say, Sobah is Bettah!