In this episode, I discussed the flawed reasonings behind thinking that we must first hit rock bottom before getting sober.

Many people think they must have a great event that qualifies as a rock bottom to get and stay sober.  They think they need something like getting a DUI, losing their job, having a spouse leave them, getting evicted, or having a car repossessed.  Maybe it is something even more serious like a lengthy jail or prison sentence or losing their kids.  All of these are very good reasons to take a good look at your drug or alcohol problem, but if these alone were sufficient reasons for people to get and stay sober, no one would relapse afterward.

I think your focus could be better directed towards finding your “why” to get motivated to get and stay sober, rather than continuing to keep digging for your bottom.