When you’re constantly drinking, you can’t feel your emotions. It’s a well known fact that addiction to alcohol is often traced back to a need of not feeling those emotions. The problem is, as you block out the bad feelings, you also block the good. The repressed emotions are still in you and affect you every time a certain trigger sets it off.
Part of getting sober will include dealing with the dark feelings that you’ve perhaps been trying to hide. This is a major part of any addiction treatment program for good reason. When you can begin to peal back the layers of emotions within you, this is where healing begins. These emotions stop ruling your life and you can truly start moving forward. Once you can make amends with the emotions that have been so uncomfortable for you, you’re free to start feeling the good emotions again. This is a huge reward when you can experience moments of joy and bliss in your life.