finances Tag

When I was new in sobriety, I had the idea that life would become exponentially easier the longer I stayed sober. In many ways that is true. But one of the biggest things I had to learn is that just because I chose to work on myself, doesn’t mean that life will stop moving around me. I quickly started to realize how many things I missed, and how much growth I avoided while I was drinking and using. The truth is that I never allowed myself to become an adult until I went to sober living.

Most people, addicted or not, have a complicated relationship with money. Not just money, but the way that money relates to their self-worth and how they use it to define themselves. What we often forget is that money is only as important as we tell ourselves it is. This concept becomes exponentially more important in sobriety, as financial insecurity can often compromise our recovery if we aren’t careful.