What does it mean to be sober? Well, I know I can’t speak for everyone and I surely can’t speak for anyone’s experiences but my own. Webster’s dictionary describes Sober as:
1a: sparing in the use of food and drink :abstemiousb: not addicted to intoxicating drinkc: not drunk
2: marked by sedate or gravely or earnestly thoughtful character or demeanor
4: marked by temperance, moderation, or seriousness <a sober candlelight vigil>
5: subdued in tone or color
6: showing no excessive or extreme qualities of fancy, emotion, or prejudice
For me, I agree with everything above and I’d add a few little things from my experiences.
- To try hard every day to make good choices
- To put others above yourself because selfishness leads down the wrong path
- To not give into temptation, even when it’s alluring and sounds amazing
- To remember your WHY; Why am I doing this in the first place?
Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree. Bottom line is that being sober is a daily choice. Not a once in a lifetime statement someone makes and then never thinks about again.
Good luck in your sobriety today.