A recovery journey is filled with ups and downs, but one common experience is the pink cloud phenomenon. This natural feeling of euphoria and extreme happiness can serve as a reminder that the clarity and freedom of sobriety are worth celebrating, but don't let it fool you! It can be vital to stick to your programme, even when you don't feel like you need to.


Have you ever heard of the pink cloud phenomenon?

It's a term used to describe the euphoria and extreme happiness that some people experience in early recovery. It's a natural response to the newfound clarity and freedom that comes with being sober. But it's important to remember that this isn't a permanent state of mind.

The pink cloud can sometimes often lead to unrealistic expectations and make it harder to cope when things get tough. But don't worry, it's completely normal to experience the pink cloud. And it's important to embrace positive feelings while they last. It's a reminder of why you started your journey in the first place and can give you the motivation to keep pushing forwards. Just remember to stay grounded.

Keep setting achievable goals and continue to work your recovery programme, even if you think you don't need to. Remember to reach out for support when you need it. We recommend support groups, online or in-person therapy to help support ongoing recovery. For a free assessment, online therapy or in-person treatment, contact one of our fully trained treatment advisors today.

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