The longer an alcoholic stays sober, the better their chances of staying sober in the long term. Overall, among people who are sober for five years, the chances of relapse are less than 15%, according to Psychology Today. Fortunately, there is data to support the idea that recovery is long-lasting and that the vast majority of people who stay sober for a long time will continue to do so afterwards. People who stayed sober for 10 years reported a stronger sense of purpose and greater satisfaction with their lives than other people who returned to drinking.
How can a woman find healthy activities to replace drinking or using drugs when living sober?Beth Zitzloff1 minute read
But for most people, staying sober isn't that simple. The more strategies you learn to identify triggers, cope with stress, and manage your new life of sobriety, the easier it will be to prevent relapse.
What should a woman do if she feels like she is not getting enough support while living sober?Beth Zitzloff0 minutes read
At some point in your recovery, you'll feel stressed, either from intense stress (such as losing your job) or from mild stress (such as being late for an appointment). When things like this happen, find a sober friend or loved one you can talk to for support.
What are the most common triggers for women who are living sober?Beth Zitzloff3 minutes read
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40 to 60 percent of people being treated for substance use disorders will relapse at some point. These rates are similar to those of other chronic diseases such as hypertension (50 to 70 percent) and asthma (50 to 70 percent).
What should a woman do if she feels like she is not getting enough positive reinforcement while living sober?Beth Zitzloff1 minute read
Simply being sober for 28 days doesn't always constitute a successful recovery. A long-term outpatient therapy program can keep you steadfast in your resolve and, at the same time, help you become a stronger version of yourself.