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Addicted To Alcohol - When Enough Is Enough
I can not count the times in my life that I said I have to stop or slow down with my drinking. This addiction I have is really ruining my life and my family.
That's real easy to say, but it is a tough thing to say that "I am addicted to alcohol and enough is enough". It took many years of alcohol abuse to come to the conclusion that I was an alcoholic.
That was always a tough word to say. I sounds so harsh, but so true, I just didn't want to admit it to myself. I played it off and said I have no problem the rest of the world has the problem not me. I'm doing just as everyone else is doing and they seem to be doing just fine, so I thought.
You know it takes a strong person to stand up to their addiction and admit there is a real problem and are willing to seek help to not only save possibly their family life, but their own life.
When I decided to surrender to my alcohol addiction I had a lot of concerns such as "how will I survive my everyday routines without my crutch? How will I explain to my drinking buddies that I have quit drinking alcohol and what will they say?
Will they give me support, or will they shut me out of their their lives due to my decision to find sobriety. These were some of the thoughts that I had, but I said to myself that these thoughts can not tarnish my wanting to to be clean and sober.
What I said regarding losing my drinking buddies really did happen. No big lose because I have found a new buddy called "Sobriety" and that won't let me down. Sobriety will only change me for the better, start to have a long needed happy life and enjoy all the things that life has to offer.
To be able to find my real self and not the person hiding behind the bottle and the addiction for so many years.
I am truly blessed that I was given a second chance in life and if anyone really wants to get sober if is definitely possible. I never thought in a million year I would ever have a clean and sober life again.
I just started out with a Positive Attitude about my journey to sobriety and told myself that I will conquer my demons within and lead the clean life that was given to me a birth.
You just have to be willing to work hard and tell yourself that enough is enough and I want to change my life around. Without being in the right frame of mind when starting out it will be a problem. Ask for help, enter a Rehabilitation Center if you need to and try as hard as you can to get your sobriety back into your life, you will never regret it!
Take each day one at a time "baby steps". Sobriety and feeling good again will not happen overnight just as your alcohol addiction didn't just happen overnight.
My word to everyone is to just STAY STRONG TO YOURSELF, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, USE THE POWER OF PRAYER, THINK POSITIVE, and over time you will see the bright light ahead to the beginning of a new and clean life that we all deserve and owe to ourselves.
Make Sobriety the Destiny and Main Goal in your lives, you can do it!