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How The Urge To Drink Alcohol Comes Over People In Recovery
It Has Happened More Than Once
This hub is dedicated to myself, for the simple reason that I have been having the urge to drink alcohol after almost 4 years of sobriety. These urges come and I make them go. I need to continue to keep positive, and keep that willingness to stay sober alive for the rest of my life.
I am sure that anyone who has stopped drinking alcohol, and has been sober for sometime has had these urges or temptations to drink more than once.
How the urge to drink alcohol comes over people in recovery can be for many different reasons, but here in this hub I will tell you when and why these urges to drink alcohol have been coming into my life lately.
For one, I hate the fact that these urges or temptation to drink alcohol are happening to me. My demons are still alive in my body, sad to say, but very true. They are just waiting for me to give in and start drinking once more, but they will have a long wait because I will never give in to them ever again.
I am very sure many alcoholics that are in recovery have had this horrible experience more than once in their lifetime.
It is a terrible feeling to have knowing you have to be strong and not let the demons take control over your body again. It is a horrible feeling to know that those demons still exist in your body and waiting to be let loose.
It is up to each alcoholic that is going through these urges and temptations to drink alcohol to be strong and not give in whatsoever.
It would be horrible for a alcoholic in recovery to give and take that drink that their body is craving. The urge will pass as it came.
We the alcoholics have to get our minds off of alcohol in any way possible. Do anything to get your mind off of that urge to drink, and as you are focusing on something other than alcohol, the urge and temptation will indeed pass. It has for me, and I haven't broke that promise I made to myself almost 4 years ago to not drink alcohol ever again not matter what happens in my life and that includes the temptation and the urge to drink alcohol.
Why Do These Urges Come About in Our Life?
There may be many reasons these urges and temptations to drink come about in our lives. It could be that you are experiencing financial problems and don't know where to turn.
It could be a dear friend or a member in your family takes has taken ill and it upsets you so much.
It could be that you lost your job and have no more income and don't know what you are going to do to support you and your family. It could be hundreds of different things that upset a person in recovery and make them feel as if they had a drink it maybe some what better, but you know as well as I know that drinking alcohol solves nothing in life whatsoever.
Here Is What I Do and Think of When the Urge to Drink Alcohol Comes into My Life.
What I have been doing and thinking about when the urge to drink alcohol comes back into my life is I admittedly think of what I can do physically to get my mind of alcohol, such as cleaning the house, working in the yard, clean and check out my car, anything helps to get your mind off alcohol. You get the idea I'm sure. Just find something to do fast and the urge to drink will soon pass. Don't dwell on that feeling you just had regarding the alcohol and that urge you just had.
My urges come out of nowhere, but I make them go away just as fast as they came.
What also helps for me is to think to yourself just how hard you worked to live this life of sobriety! Just think how disappointed you would be and upset if you were to take that drink of alcohol that the demons are waiting for you to partake.
For me, I would be so upset that I lost the willpower to say NO to the demons that still are hiding in my body.
Thinking of how hard I worked for years to stay sober, and believe me there has been many occasions over those years that I wanted to drink because of something that happened bad in my life, but I hung in there and didn't touch a drop of alcohol.
This is what you should do when that urge to drink alcohol comes over you. STOP AND THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK!
Yes, stop everything before you pick up that glass or bottle of alcohol. Take a moment to think what you are about to do to your life! Think to yourself, is it really worth all your hard work to get and stay sober because something may have upset you?
The demons will always be there casing you, but your job as a recovering alcoholic is to NOT let them catch you, because if they do catch you and you give in for only that one time the urge strikes to drink, you will be back at square one of trying to get and stay sober once more in your life.
Be strong and stand up to your addiction (and your inner demons) that are waiting for that chance to run and ruin your life once more.
THE URGE AND TEMPTATION TO DRINK ALCOHOL WILL GO AS IT CAME.
© 2013 Mark Bruno