Getting Sober: Taking the First Step
Deciding that you no longer want to drink alcohol will allow you to take the first step to change your life. Quitting alcohol is something that every alcoholic wants to do. But, not all of them have the power to change themselves. The addiction to drinking alcohol may be strong but it can be beaten and millions of people have done it. Being an alcoholic can leave a person without a home, without a job and without a family.
Quitting drinking alcohol takes several steps. Quitting alcohol does not happen overnight and is quite hard but taking the first steps will give the person the conviction to follow through. These steps are clear and concise and attainable that any alcohol addict will be able to say no and stay sober. Taking the steps to being sober will always be a challenge and getting to your goals will require strength of one’s conviction. With perseverance, a drinker will have won the battle against alcoholism.
How to quit the bottle in several realistic ways:
Believing in one’s self. Have faith that you can change and that you can stop drinking alcohol. Faith in yourself that you can do it and be sober is very important just like knowing and admitting that you are an alcoholic. Making the pronouncement that you are able to quit drinking is essential in order to strengthen your conviction. Repetition is key as it will keep you focused on your goal and strengthen you conviction. By believing in yourself, you are able to find that you have the power to make your life better.
Next ask yourself why you choose to drink. Know what kind of drinker you are like if you are a social drinker. Are you a heavy drinker but does it in secret? Or are you an alcohol addict who drinks every night with buddies. Being aware of this will help you avoid getting yourself in a situation that will get you into drinking.
Put down the good effects of being sober. Think about what it does to your helath. Give consideration also to what it can do for your family. Always read your list every day and remind yourself that you are doing all what it takes to stop drinking.
Every day think about the changes and the good things that have happened because you have said no to the bottle. Remember how much it took to get you where you are.
Reminding yourself of the negative moments is also important. Remind yourself how life was when you depended on alcohol. Remember all the time how much alcohol made you feel awful. Be with people who can support you in your road to recovery and not ones who will weaken your convictions.
Find other hobbies that are well worth your time. Having something else to replace the drinking sessions helps. Rather than drinking the night away, a much productive alternative would be to go to the do activities to improve your health. Get to know what you like more than drinking.
It is difficult mostly at first. But then, with the will to follow these steps, you can live an alcohol free life.