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What Defines An Alcoholic
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE AN ALCOHOLIC?
Millions of people though out our world we live drink alcohol. Some of them drink responsibly and then there are those that abuse alcohol. That being said, "what defines an alcoholic and do you think you are one?
These are things I have come up with that define an alcoholic and my life as an alcoholic through my own experiences drinking alcohol.
- I couldn't go anywhere if I knew there would be no alcohol served.
- All I thought of when I would wake in the morning was how many hours would it be till I could have my first drink of alcohol?
- I was so embarrassed of my addiction to alcohol that I would hide and drink.
- I would sneak beer into the house or garage in fear that the neighbors would see it.
- I lived in denial for many of years and never thought for a minute I had a problem.
- Many of us might get into arguments while drinking alcohol, but when if sober the argument might of never happened.
- Putting everything second in life with alcohol being number one before all, including spouses and family. The alcoholic might not think they are putting alcohol first in their life, but others see it just fine, and may say something to us, but we won't listen.
- You can't have just one or two social drinks and call it the night. As for myself, I wish I could of done that, but one or two drinks were just not enough.
- Drinking alcohol everyday of the week, month after month with no breaks.
- Drinking more and more to get to that buzz you had the last time you drank.
- Spending money you don't have to support your addiction to alcohol and depriving your families needs.
ADMITTING AND ACTING ON IT
Admitting that you are an alcoholic is a huge step in the right direction, and acting on your addiction is next. Getting yourself out of denial and admitting you have a drinking problem is a wonderful achievement, so now you have to take massive action in order to get and stay sober.
First, the alcoholic needs to want sobriety for them self and no one else. YOU need to want sobriety and not be forced into it by someone else, otherwise I feel it will not work long term. Once you have made up your mind to get clean and sober the rest will follow.
Sure, I am not saying it will be easy, because it won't. I went through it and it was tough, but as the days and weeks passed by I looked back and said to myself, "Look Mark I have been sober for two weeks now." It is such a great feeling to say the word sober."
Many people may call me and you an alcoholic, but your are the one that can really define if you are truly an alcoholic. You know best by your own actions and lifestyle you choose to live. If you define yourself as a alcoholic then do something about it and change your life around and get yourself clean and sober. You won't be sorry you have taken action on your life.
We all have one life to live, so why live it in a daze and drunk most of time. If you think continuously about drinking alcohol and when your next drink will be than I do believe you might have a huge problem with your life and your drinking. Think about it long and hard, as I did, and you will see just how messed up your life is. If you think about it long enough it just might trigger something in your mind, as it did for me, and you will wake up to see just where you life is heading. By drinking alcohol and abusing it you will only go one way and that is to rock bottom.
If you reach that stage in your life you will change, believe me. Sometimes it takes something drastic in your life to make that change in your life, so why wait till that happens. Do something about it before you get to that point in you life.
Just try out sobriety for a month or two and I do believe if you have it in your heart to get and stay sober you will not go back to that horrible lifestyle you had before.
These are all the different things that went through my mind and I try to pass my experiences of drinking alcohol and what made me see the light to get and stay sober. I try to express my feelings and tell my stories to help others realize there is a life after an addiction to alcohol.
GO FOR IT !!! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, ONLY GAIN, AND THAT IS MORE YEARS ADDED TO YOUR LIFE!