For anyone that has an addiction to alcohol first must get out of the denial they are living in. I for one lived in denial for many years and really thought I had no problem whatsoever with drinking alcohol. Although many people may tell you that you indeed have a addiction to alcohol, many of us just can not accept the fact that it is true.
Once you have gotten out of denial and accepted the fact that you indeed have a drinking problem is when you can start to work on how and why you should stop drinking alcohol.
- Think to yourself, why am I drinking so much, and how many peoples lives have I effected by my addiction to alcohol.
- Think of what you are missing out on in life because you have put your addiction before everything else, and in many cases, before your own family.
- Think of your health and how your addiction has changed you, and even your appearance.
- Think of the dreams and goals you once had in your life, but your addiction to alcohol has held you back from achieving those dreams and goals you once had.
I can tell you that surrendering to an addiction is very hard to say the least. I know for myself it was a huge decision. These reason for myself and for many other alcoholics is that your alcohol addiction is your crutch. I felt like I could not survive the day without having alcohol.
We depend on having that feeling of a buzz thinking that our life is just grand. Alcohol also blinds us to the outside world and nothing comes before our addiction, sad to say, but very true. At least this was my case for many years that I drank and abused alcohol.
Many of us, including myself, can not just have a social drink or two. We must continue to drink alcohol until we get to that point of feeling mellow and having that buzz we had the day before. The problem with that is each day we drink it takes more and more alcohol to get to that point of feeling great and we are satisfied enough that we can stop drinking for the day or evening.
It is a vicious cycle and get worse as the days, weeks, months and years go by.
Sobriety is a wonderful thing, and I am very sure if you have the willingness, the strong desire and the determination to change your life, you will see what you have missed out on living a life of sobriety.
Just make up your mind to change your life and stop drinking and abusing alcohol, then start your recovery taking one day at a time. Before you know it, days and months will pass as you are living each of them sober.
Continue to always stay positive and keep that positive attitude in everything you do in life and that includes staying sober. Never let anyone or anything stand in your way of sobriety. Your life will indeed change for the better once you are sober and stay sober. My life has changed in so many ways since my last drink on October 27, 2009.