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Things To Think About If You Feel You May Relapse
A PROUD AND SOBER FATHER ON MY DAUGHTER'S WEDDING DAY
MY THOUGHTS ON GOING BACK TO DRINKING
Here are some things to think about about if you feel you may relapse and go back to drinking alcohol. These are the thoughts I had when the temptation and the urge to drink alcohol came over me while I was trying to stay sober and live life with long term sobriety.
The temptation and the urge to drink alcohol came over me so many times in the very beginning, but I needed to stop and think what I would be doing to myself and my family after I was doing so well staying sober.
I can understand why so many people that have been sober for some time and all of a sudden something happens in their life and the first thing they think about is having a drink to make things all better.
Well you know as well as I do that drinking alcohol fixes nothing. It only make the problem even worse, not better. You may think that alcohol is the fix all drug, but I am here to tell you it doesn't work at all. You may forget about that large or small problem or that upset in your life while downing those drinks, but in the end and you sober up that problem will be sitting on your doorstep and still needs to be tended to.
AVOIDING A RELAPSE
THE TEMPTATION AND THE URGE
HERE IS WHAT WENT THOUGH MY MIND WHEN THE TEMPTATION CAME OVER ME. HOPEFULLY WHAT I SAY HERE WILL HELP YOU TO NOT DRINK OR RELAPSE.
- The first thing I thought of was, I have worked so hard to get to where I am now being sober.
- I would be so disappointed in myself if I were to drink alcohol to solve a problem.
- I would disappoint my family and friends that were so supportive, loving, caring and understanding while I was struggling to stay sober.
- I would have to start back at day number One (1) and relive the hardest part of sobriety and that would be to stay sober and to get through the initial days, weeks and for some months of that hard part of leaving your demons behind.
- I would lose my positive attitude and begin to be negative all because I let myself down and broke a promise to myself that I would never start to drink alcohol again no matter what happens in my life. I will NOT break and drink again.
- I thought to myself I was doing just fine being sober so why would I ever need to drink alcohol to feel good. I feel just fine and happier than ever not drinking.
- Everything is going so great with my new sober life and I am afraid if I drink and relapse everything will start to be negative and go wrong again just as it was when I was drinking alcohol every single day. I don't want to ruin a great thing I have worked so hard to get.
STOP AND THINK BEFORE YOU PICK UP THAT DRINK!
Think about what you are about to do to yourself and your family. Think of the heartaches that one drink you are about to consume will do to you and your positive outlook on life and your sobriety.
Is it really worth drinking alcohol to ease your problem? you can handle any problem or upset in your life being sober and believe it or not you will solve it much better sober than being drunk and trying to figure it out.
Yeah I know, everything sounds like a wonderful idea while drunk until the next day when you sober up is when you realize it was a stupid idea and why you ever even thought of it. It was the alcohol talking and thinking for you!!!
Alcohol in anyone makes horrible decisions and always the wrong ones!!
MY eBOOK ON MY ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL
- Amazon.com: My Life Of Alcohol Addiction eBook: Peter Mark Bruno: Kindle Store
My Life Of Alcohol Addiction: Peter Mark Bruno: Amazon.com: Kindle Store