For many, the path towards addiction begins uncomfortably. While our alcohol and drug use may be fun and without consequences, we get this feeling that we are doing something that is wrong. However, as our use progresses we ease into this comfort zone, where using becomes what we are most familiar with, and healthy living becomes increasingly uncomfortable. The good feelings of use are diminished, and consequences mount, but healthy living seems out of reach. We can feel trapped. We know that our lives become unmanageable, but we may stay in place because it has become what we know. In order to find our way out, it is essential that we step out of our comfort zone and take the risk of life without alcohol and drugs. The longer we stay sober, the more we become comfortable in this new way of life. Today, I will step out of my comfort zone and leave the comfort of the life of unmanageability behind. I will understand that life in recovery may feel initially like putting shoes on the wrong feet, but in time and with effort, I will experience the comfort of recovery that so many others have found. Today, I will recognize that a life of comfort without substances is possible for me.