5 Reasons Why Now Is Always The Right Time to Get Sober

by | Last updated Mar 6, 2023 | Published on Apr 20, 2022 | Starting Recovery | 0 comments


Many people need to find the strength to get sober. This guide focuses on the best ways to do that, no matter your stage. It’s a journey similar to any other one, but there is also light at the end of every tunnel. If you’ve been looking for the perfect time to get sober, consider this your first sign. 

1. You Might be Working Remotely

Are you working remotely due to COVID-19? Perhaps you’ve put aside the chance of checking into rehab or getting treatment because you had to show your face in the office every day. Well, use remote working and hybrid work settings to get sober finally. 

Ask about outpatient programs for your addiction and learn how their flexibility can be part of your new reality. Many treatment centers only need you to attend treatment every other day for a set amount of hours, giving you the most flexibility to start your sobriety journey. 

2. There’s New Technology to Help You Find a Recovery Community

In the past, finding a recovery community was not as easy as today. There are several different ways you can find a community of people working on getting sober.

Here are some examples:

  • Online communities like Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery now host online meetings via Zoom
  • Online coaching like BetterHelp (paid) or SMART Recovery’s volunteer coaches (free)
  • Online therapy through companies like Talkspace and BetterHelp (paid)

3. You Can Access Rehab via Telemedicine

Telemedicine delivers healthcare services through remote, real-time digital interactions between patients and providers. Patients can access services from their own homes, reducing or eliminating the need to travel to an appointment. There are many types of telemedicine, including the following:

  • Live video conferencing – Providers can connect with patients via live video streams on computers or mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Remote patient monitoring – A provider closely monitors a patient’s health in their home using specialized equipment that collects vital signs data and transmits it to the provider’s office or hospital system electronically.

4. You Realized You’ve Been Drinking Too Much

Maybe you’re starting to feel some guilt and embarrassment. We’ve all been there: when we have one too many drinks and begin to talk ourselves into our problems. But now is the time to pull back and reassess your life before it’s too late. 

Start taking stock of how much money you spend on drinking each month; then ask yourself what kind of life you want to be living by making those kinds of choices regularly. This is where sobriety comes in. Think about the consequences of your drinking habits and how they might have affected your life these past couple of months. 

While you might not meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder, recognizing that your drinking habits aren’t healthy is the first step towards sobriety. 

5. You Can Get Sober in Private

Finding a therapist specializing in addiction is an invaluable part of the process. You can call your insurance company and ask them for a list of suitable providers, or you can look for one online. While it might be tempting to go with a general therapist, you’ll get the most help from someone who understands alcohol dependence specifically.

Once you’ve found your counselor or group, set up regular sessions where you can check in about how you’re doing and what obstacles have come up since your last meeting, your treatment program will likely encourage this kind of accountability.

In addition, because most people are still working remotely, you don’t have to tell anything about your situation to anyone. Most rehab centers are now offering hybrid programs that combine telemedicine and in-person therapy or group sessions to help you recover from your addiction privately. 

Now Is The Best Time to Get Sober

Your sobriety doesn’t exist in a vacuum; it exists within your mind, heart, and body. If you’re ready to stop drinking and find your journey to sobriety, this is your sign to get started. Honestly, the best time to get sober is when you realize you’re ready to get help. Reaching out for help is the bravest act you’ll make in your sobriety journey. 

Written by: Nick B.

Nicholas B. is the Corporate Director of Admissions for our substance abuse and behavioral health company. Nick’s mission is to provide quality care to every person that reaches out regarding substance abuse or behavioral health questions. Knowledge of an ever-changing industry, compassion when dealing with people, and compliance in every decision are the forces that drive his personal and professional growth.

Related Articles

How Many Years Can Someone Be in Jail for Drug Possession?

How Many Years Can Someone Be in Jail for Drug Possession?

In Maryland, drug possession is a common criminal charge. Despite being very common, drug possession charges remain significant, and depending on different circumstances; someone can be in jail for years. With more agencies reporting, the percentage of drug-related...

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

From our heads to our toes, there are thousands of miles of little tubes that carry blood throughout our bodies: our blood vessels. Veins are a kind of blood vessel located close to the surface of our skin. Their job is to carry blood from throughout our body back to...

What’s The Difference Between Dependence And Addiction?

What’s The Difference Between Dependence And Addiction?

Recognizing the difference between dependence and addiction can be tricky. It certainly isn’t something you could detect by just looking at someone, and the terms are often used interchangeably when anyone speaks on the consequences of long-term drug use. But those...

A Life Free From Addiction Is Possible

Our admissions coordinators are available 24/7.
(888) 530-5023
Skip to content