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How To Take Responsibility For Your Addiction To Alcohol
Millions of people all over the world drink alcohol. Some drink alcohol responsibly and then there are those that totally abuse alcohol. These people need to learn how to take responsibility for your addiction to alcohol.
Don't get me wrong, I loved to drink alcohol, but I didn't do it responsibly meaning I didn't drink to be social, I drank to totally get drunk not knowing when enough was enough and that is not being responsible for your drinking of alcohol.
You must be responsible for your actions and just how much alcohol you drink on a given day. The alcoholics are not responsible people because if we were, we wouldn't be addicted to alcohol as we are. We just don't when to stop or say I have had enough. No, we need to drink till we get so drunk we don't even know what we are saying or doing. We act like fools and totally embarrassed the people that you are with while drinking heavy and that someone may be your spouse or even your mom or dad and even your children.
Children never forget the actions that their alcoholic parent or parents put them through. Sometimes we are a very poor examples of parents to our children by drinking the way we do.
If you happen to be an alcoholic that can't go a day without alcohol in your system then maybe it's time to make a life change not only for yourself, but your spouse and your children. I was in the same boat as any other alcoholic, but I took action and wanted to change my life for the better and the only way that would happen is quit drinking alcohol.
Sure it was a huge decision to make, but if I wanted to live a long life and be healthy again this must be done. I have to tell you if you are an alcoholic and think you will never get out of your addiction then you are dead wrong.
I thought the same way and look at me now, writing every night on my life as a\n alcoholic and ways I learned to live life sober and not have any more urges to drink alcohol again. I want my writing to help someone else that is struggling with any kind of addiction and them that there is always hope. The only thing you need to do is to surrender to your addiction and surrender totally and not say I will only drink on weekends or Holidays like I used to say, because believe me, it doesn't work.
I wasn't responsible enough to control way of drinking. Yeah, it worked for a few weeks drinking on only weekends and then slow but sure I started back to my old ways, Monday and the next day and so forth and before you know I was back at the weekend of drinking.
I kind of made this promise to my wife, but I knew deep down inside that I would never be able to just drink alcohol on weekends. I just tried to pacify my wife and family. Forget it, this will never work this weekend drinking is what I said to myself.
The only way to be able to kick this horrible addiction in the butt is to totally quit drinking all together with not another drop of alcohol to touch yours or my lips ever again.
Stand up for what is rightfully yours, and that is, Your Sobriety! Take the bull by the horns and surrender to your addiction and get some responsibility in yourself. Once you realize that you don't need your crutch to survive through each and everyday of your life you will be pleasantly surprise how great life is living it clean and sober.