|Why the flower? Well, I could give you some |
bullshit answer about how the flower represents
the optimism of early sobriety, but actually
it's because I liked the picture and it's my
damn blog. So there.
I've been thinking about the question for awhile.
In a lot of ways, it's quantifiably easier after the first year mark. I remember reading somewhere that the relapse rate is 85% in the first year and it drops to something like 10% after that. So, apparently, time's got something going for it.
But I wonder if it might not be easier (after the initial couple of months where you're just trying to hang on by your fingernails some days...) in the early days of sobriety. When you finally "get" the program, you have this pink cloud thing where you think that the world is great... that life is so much rosier... that you love everyone.