Recovering from an addiction doesn’t mean things are now going to be easier and happier while you get sober. No – there is a long journey ahead of you, but it is one worth taking. But just because you aren’t happy your first day or even week at of getting treatment, don’t give up! It takes time, but you will definitely get there. It is important that while you detox in Sacramento, you are getting back to being happy.
You are like a puppy…
When it comes down to it, the only person who can make you truly happy is yourself. So, UCLA neuroscience researcher, Alex Korb wrote in her book, The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, “Be as patient and kind with yourself as you would be with a cute little puppy that you’re trying to house-train. Stressing the puppy out will only make it pee on the floor.” She also includes some tips in her book on how getting happy is not impossible.