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What Will It Take For You To Stop Drinking Alcohol
The Big Question Is ?
For anyone reading this, here are a few questions for you to answer honestly. What will it take for you to stop drinking alcohol?
- Does your life need to hit rock bottom before you do something about your drinking?
- Does your spouse need to threaten you for the 100th time that he/she will leave you?
- Does your health need to fail you enough to be hospitalized?
- Do you need to get one or more DUI to stop drinking?
- Do you need to have jail time added to your resume?
- Do you need to hurt an innocent person to realize you are doing wrong?
- Do you have to be told by your Doctor you only have X amount of months to live unless you stop drinking alcohol?
So, what would it take you to stop drinking alcohol? Do any of the above scare you enough to stop drinking? If one or two, or all of them have frighten you, what is your plan to change your life around?
I know I am full of questions here in this hub, but I have a feeling if those who are addicted to alcohol see questions in black and white you might just study them and think to yourself what will be your destiny in life if you continue on your road to self- destruction.
I truly believe it would take most of the above to happen to an alcoholic in order for he/she to stop drinking, but in some cases even the above will not make some alcoholics stop drinking and thinking of what they are doing to them self and others.
I guess it goes to show you that if you want to stop drinking and have to have it in your heart and soul to do so. If you have the desire it will happen and sobriety will be achieved. It will happen, but it will take work and pure willingness and determination to get and stay sober. Nothing is easy right?
So what do you think? What is it going to take for you to stop drinking alcohol? Help me out here and tell me if I missed anything above that would put some fire under your butt and help you decide to quit drinking and abusing alcohol.
When I re-read what I have written, those questions scared the crap out of me even now, and I have been sober for 2 1/2 years now. I don't understand why it takes someone to almost face death or possibly losing their family or get struck by poor health all because of a avoidable addiction to alcohol.
I think back at my past and find it so hard to believe that I was that weak to let the demons control my life. If you know you have an addition to alcohol and deep down you know you need help, and need to get sober, don't be afraid to just ask for the help and get yourself sober before something horrible happens to you or someone else.
Some May Never Be Ready to Quit
Lets face it. Some alcoholics may never quit drinking no matter what happens in their life. No matter who they hurt and possibly kill. No matter if they get numerous DUI or jail time. No matter how bad their health declines they will not budge and quit drinking until they take their last breathe here on earth.
It is really sad to say this, but their are many people just like this. I think they must say to themselves, "whats the use of quitting drinking now?" They may not realize that they can be helped or they just don't care about anything, including their own life.
So no matter what we say to those people, or any threats given, they will not budge and will continue to drink. Either you want to have sobriety in your life and get the help needed or you simply don't. That is the bottom line I would imagine.
© 2012 Mark Bruno