Taking That One Sip Of Alcohol Can Cause You To Relapse
Will You Dare?
I am not a Doctor nor a Therapist, but I can ensure you that taking that one sip of alcohol can cause you to relapse.
None of us alcoholics want to relapse, but in many cases people that have been addicted to alcohol, and have got sober, think that we are in the clear because we have been living in sobriety for sometime and figure it may be safe to take that one sip of alcohol.
This will be the biggest mistake any alcoholic to do themselves. To put our bodies through those tortures of alcoholism and back to abusing alcohol. This I am sure will happen if you are too weak and take one sip of alcohol.
All of us that have found sobriety, and have been sober or any length of time, will be so mad at ourselves if we break and take that one sip. We all worked so hard to get sober, and then to stay sober, and it would be a horrible thing to ruin our hard work and our sobriety, not to say what we would put our families through once more if we decided to start drinking alcohol again.
Don't Make That Mistake
Don't Do It!
I know for a fact, and know my body pretty well, if I would take that one sip of alcohol I would indeed relapse and be right back to drinking alcohol every single day. It would be a miracle if an alcoholic that has been sober and takes that one sip of alcohol and drinks one or two drinks and puts it down and never drinks again for some time, but in my opinion I don't think that would happen.
Don't forget my fellow alcoholics, we love alcohol. We lived each day to drink alcohol and couldn't wait to have that first drink of the day. We are all alike. We don't know each other, but we have that one thing in common and that is drinking and abusing alcohol. We love that feeling of the buzz and getting drunk don't we?
We have urges and temptations to drink alcohol during our sobriety don't we? The big thing here is to be stronger than those temptations and urges. We have to be stronger than our demons that lurk in our bodies just waiting in the wings for us to break and take that one sip of alcohol.
Think About What You Are About To Do To Your Life
Think before you decide to take that one sip of alcohol. think about what you are about to do to your life if you decide to drink alcohol again after being sober for so long.
Really, it will be the worse mistake you could ever do to your life and your body. Don't you think we have put our bodies through enough hell and torture when we drank and abused alcohol?
when you get that urge or temptation to drink alcohol, stop and think for just a moment and remember back when you lived as an alcoholic. Remember what you felt like each and everyday while you got drunk and did and said things you of never said or done if you were sober.
Remember what you put your family and friends through while you were having a great time drinking and abusing alcohol. I am sure you don't want to put these people that love and care about you through this life of hell again, never less what you will put your body through once again.
Do you really want to go back to square one of trying to get and sober again? Imagine if you took that one sip of alcohol and liked it just like before, and started to drink on a daily basis just like before and in some cases you will most likely drink more than you did before. It doesn't get better it gets worse each and every time you relapse.
The only way to NOT RELAPSE is to stay far clear of any alcohol and it's temptations. Get your mind and body busy at all times. This way, being so busy will not allow time for you to even think about alcohol.
If you feel you are getting those urges and temptation to drink, stay clear of all that drink. Stay away for places that you used to go and drink and get drunk. Don't hang around people that are drinking until you are certain that it won't bother you.
I go to bars and many parties that alcohol being served and it doesn't bother me one bit. In the beginning of my sobriety I stayed clear of all parties, functions and bars because I knew I would get the urge to drink and party right along with those that drinking and having a old drunken time.
Once I felt I have overcame my temptations to drink, I started to go to all those family functions, restaurants that had bars in them, or just served alcohol during your meal. I knew I had it licked as far as being around alcohol, but don't get me wrong, I still to this day get those urges and temptations to drink, but I know how to get it out of my mind just as fast as it came into my mind.
Avoiding An Alcohol Relapse
Don't Think It Can't Happen To You
Please never think that you are different than all those other alcoholics that have got sober. Don't think you are cured of alcohol just because you have been clean and sober for some time.
I can almost guarantee if you take that one sip of alcohol thinking nothing will happen to you and you can have that one, two or more drinks and go right back to living a sober life the next day like nothing ever happened the night before.
Your body and your inner demons would be thrilled that you poured that poison back into your body. Once the demons get a taste of that alcohol they will NOT LET YOU OUT!
You will be trapped once more and listening to your demons. Give me more they will say and if you are not strong enough to say no in the first place I have a feeling that your sobriety will be no more for a very long time my friends.
Like I said in the beginning of this article, I am not a Doctor nor a Therapist. I can only say what would happen to me if I were to take that one sip of alcohol and I am pretty sure it would happen to you as well, and if it doesn't, you are a very lucky person.
I would give anything to have a beer or a glass of wine to unwind after a hard days work, but I know myself and my body and know what would happen if I did. So, know your body and no to say NO to all urges and temptations to drink alcohol.
You will thank yourself in the end,believe me!!
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