When someone decides to get sober they may not actually believe they will ever see 30 days sober. For an alcoholic, even one day sober is a huge mountain to climb, much less thirty days. In fact, at the outset of entering treatment, many individuals with an alcohol use disorder aren’t all that convinced they really want to get sober. Breaking up with alcohol is a tough one to endure. But endure you do, eventually marking the 30th day sober as a key benchmark in the recovery journey.
Those who participate in A.A.’s 12-step program will receive a 30-day token for this accomplishment. Sure, the token is just a piece of stamped metal, but for someone whose life was all but crumbling prior to getting sober, that little coin has intense meaning. It signifies perseverance, inner strength, and a deep desire to succeed in the goal to truly change one’s life for the better.
What many who enter rehab cannot fathom at that early juncture is the amazing 30 days sober benefits that await them if they can stick to the program. Entering recovery features an alcohol-impaired brain and a depleted body, tentatively taking those first baby steps toward sobriety. The 30 days sober benefits at that point are all but an illusion, something that cannot yet be grasped. But benefits they are! Read on.