Treatment and Sober Living
Melissa Borlie Says...
Before I start, let me explain that every individual is unique and their path to sobriety is just as unique. Not everyone takes the "established" path and many people achieve true and lasting sobriety in their own unique way.
That said, the established path to sobriety is that an individual completes a treatment program, achieves new sobriety, and moves into sober living as a way to maintain that sobriety. The first problem is that you have not been able to achieve sobriety for more than a short time, so sober living cannot maintain something that doesn't exist. Another problem is the feeling that "people, places and things" have to change in order for you to achieve sobriety. You have been through treatment twice and know thoughts like this go directly against established 12-Step thinking which is that you can get sober--spouse or no spouse, job or no job, etc.
My best suggestion is: find a sober living program who will accept you without treatment, go there and learn how to develop a new way of living without alcohol. If you cannot, enroll in another treatment program, learn everything you can, and then contact sober living.
I wish you the best in your journey to a sober life!!
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