It’s amazing the amount of growth we get to see after receiving alcohol addiction help and getting sober. The difference is night and day. Before we come in we are usually broken, beaten down, and desperate. We have very little sense of self. We didn’t know how to show up for others, ourselves, or life in general. As it says in the big book of alcoholics anonymous “We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn’t control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn’t make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, and we couldn’t seem to be of real help to other people.” It also goes on to say “once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve.” These two quotes pretty much sum up our entire existence before we get sober. With that being said we have the opportunity to change things around. When we reach out for help whether it is to a drug addiction detox, AA, or a 30 day rehab program we almost immediately begin see results. At first we may not recognize this change or growth but it is there. Many of us may have fear as well as many other emotions cropping up and because were in the middle of it we are unable to see at first how quickly our lives are changing for the good. While others are usually the first to see this change in us eventually we will be able to see it for ourselves. We will be able how we have regained control, repaired broken relationships, and repaired our entire moral structure. We will begin to experience peace, love, happiness, joy, and finally be able to start feeling comfortable in our own skin again.