How To Surrender To Your Addiction To Alcohol
The word, surrender can mean, giving up, giving in, quitting, but how to surrender to your addiction to alcohol means you are leaving something behind that you truly love and think you can't get along in life without it.
Not true at all, because I am proof that surrendering to an addiction to alcohol can be done. I know that many alcoholics that have surrendered to their addiction probably read this and think I'm tooting my own horn here, but I want and I need to put out to anyone that is addicted to alcohol, that there is hope for sobriety if you really want it in your life.
Surrendering to any kind of addiction and in my case alcohol is a tough job and it takes a huge willingness and desire to come clean and sober. Without the desire and willingness to be sober the chances are slim to none that you will see sobriety in the near future. Although, if you have that desire and you want to live a fresh and sober life then you are going to make it and surrendering to your addiction to alcohol will be much better to deal with because you have it in your mind and heart that you want to change and live a clean and sober life.
HOW I SURRENDERED TO ALCOHOL
Here is the way I surrendered to my addiction to alcohol and I hope something I say will turn the light bulb on in your live and you too can find sobriety as I did.
- I looked at my life years before I started to drink alcohol .
- I then looked at my life and how I was living it at that present moment.
- I looked at my family and saw it getting dimmer and dimmer as days went by.
- I looked at my physical appearance in photos of before drinking and looked in the mirror of the way i looked, and as we all know mirrors never lie.
- I looked in my closet at all the clothes I couldn't wear do to being too small for weight gain.
- I looked at my back account a small the difference from spending too much money on my addiction to alcohol.
- I saw how family and friends started to become distant from me when I drank alcohol.
- I realized that I was putting my addiction to alcohol before all else and that was including my family.
- I never wanted to go to parties or functions that didn't have alcohol, so I made an excuse to stay home and drank alone.
- I lost interest in things I loved to do before I started on my drinking life.
These are just a few things that when I really looked deep into them I then realize I had a real addiction to alcohol and I needed to stop drinking and real fast. These things mentioned above gave me the willingness to change my life and if I didn't there would be some real bad consequences coming my way sooner than I thought.
So if your are serious about quitting drinking than look at your own life and how you are living it. Look at what you are doing to the family that loves you and when you see all of this right in front of your eyes it may open up the gates to sobriety for you. You have to want to help yourself in order to be helped. Believe in yourself and believe in God that will help and hold your hand through all the rocky roads ahead while reaching for your own sobriety and changing your life for the better. I wrote a hub on just how my life changed in a second from a life changing whisper.
LIFE NOW WITHOUT ALCOHOL
I have to say that being clean and sober now going on 2 years has been a wonderful experience. So much has changed in my life such as and one of the most important my family and my wife and the closeness that has been missing for so long do the addiction to alcohol stepping in our way.
My dreams are beginning to come true and life overall is great, so just try sobriety out. You will never be sorry and it will not hurt you at all, although ALCOHOL WILL KILL YOU. It's your choice so make the right one!