Breaking Down Barriers & Embracing Freedom Through Sobriety

Kohdi Rayne
2 min readFeb 6, 2023

Reaching sobriety is kind of like running a marathon but without the beer at the end.

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You’ve got to put in hard work, dedication and self-reflection which can be exhausting!

But having access to resources during your journey makes all the difference between success or failure.

Find someone who has experienced addiction themselves because they know what it’s really like — ‘been there done that’ type stuff — as opposed to everyone else giving advice based on theory only.

Counseling is also great for exploring underlying issues connected with substance use disorder (SUD).

It may not always feel linear or straightforward so find small ways each day that give you motivation throughout this process; digital sobriety solutions, yoga classes or trying out meditation are all excellent achievements even if they seem insignificant.

Because think about it, every little step counts towards long term health and wellbeing goals!

Mindfulness interventions have been proven to reduce cravings & improve psychological well being according to NCBI research study findings; plus regular practice of activities such as yoga & mediation helps build resilience against triggers while promoting an overall sense of relaxation within the body AND mind…

And honestly isn’t that something we could all do with?

Plus organizations such as Beyond Sober provide peer support groups along with educational materials regarding sobriety options & relapse prevention techniques — allowing individuals a safe space where you can grow at your own pace without judgement or criticism from others who’ve gone through similar struggles before them.

As if anyone needs any more reason why recovery rocks!

So when life throws curveballs at ya just remember: staying focused on remaining sober now and into the future will require continuous check ins mentally whilst being mindful of potential triggers leading back into relapse mode…

Just by reading this, you’re so much closer than you think.

-Kohdi | Beyond Sober

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Kohdi Rayne

I’m an ex-alcoholic and liver failure survivor actively helping the world recover from toxic habits and design a life they love to live.