Breaking Free from Addiction

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated July 1, 2016

July 4th is a time to celebrate our country’s freedom, but it can also be a time to celebrate your freedom from addiction. Northbound can help you to gain a new perspective and realize that life in recovery does not have to be (and should not be) boring. You can still participate in activities you enjoy, just with a new approach and appreciation for how your life has changed for the better.

There is hope for recovery and rediscovering who you are and what you want in life. Embracing a lifestyle of sustainable recovery can have so many benefits you may not have realized at first:

  • Without the influence of drugs or alcohol, your mind will be much clearer. You do not have to remember lies and excuses you previously used to cover up for or downplay your substance use. When you are creating memories with friends and family, they are memories that will last and you can recall for years to come.
  • You will feel better physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Northbound empowers you to make positive changes and facilitate healing throughout your entire life. Instead of ignoring problems, you will learn to work through them.
  • Your bank account will look better because you are not spending a lot of your money on drugs, alcohol or their effects. You can save up for things you really want and live a higher quality lifestyle.
  • Relationships will be more meaningful because you have a better understanding of yourself and how to truly listen, communicate, and problem solve without turning to substance use.

In recovery, you are really regaining control over your life and finding the right balance. It can be exciting and motivating to set goals that you are able to reach and turn your life around for the better. Northbound works with you along every step of the way and helps you to see how much your life has changed and that achieving your goals is possible. Let us help you break free from addiction today.

What are some other benefits of recovery that have changed your life and outlook? Leave a comment and let us know!

Article Reviewed by Paul Alexander

Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.


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