Understand that your decision to quit could be hampered by social drinking. In many cases, it doesn't require much for things to spiral out of control and many people find themselves drinking excessively in situations that started with a few social drinks.
Nevertheless, we still continue the habit of drinking at weddings, a Super Bowl party, a Halloween party and numerous other places.
That your drinking has been unleashed can sometimes be tough to recognise.
We do not usually view ourselves as alcoholics, and we show no interest in watching treatment programs like alcoholics anonymous, which are offered.
Clearing our minds and recognizing our problem is the first and crucial step to be made.
We can only forge ahead when we agree to retrace our steps.
One thing amongst all, that you need to always call to mind from this article is the quote below.
"The next drink will always come." The chance to grab that cold beer will always present itself at some point. It is important that you know this. We're not seeking to eliminate drinking from our lives completely - but looking to be able to cut down and control it. Everything is way simpler if we understand that there will be a possibility to have it again.
For instance, you are in the office on any Tuesday afternoon. You can begin thinking about hitting the scotch when you return home. But, what is the meaning to actually having a drink on a Tuesday evening? Couldn't you stay without the drink on this given day and still manage to be a good friend, partner or parent? Is that drink absolutely necessary? What if you had that drink on Wednesday instead when you're sure to be at the bar watching a game? And if the game is actually on Thursday, you could just as well stay sober for two days. Don't forget that you will always have another drink that will have a better taste if you stay sober for a few days.
Reducing drinking is possible with the more alternatives you have.
Have a hobby to swerve from drinking if you are conscious of the fact that staying in the house will lead you to alcohol consumption.
There are few better ways of getting to drink less than occupying your time with more work. Most people who regularly consume alcohol are known as functional alcoholics.
Most of us though don't drink and work at the same time. So, who doesn't see how simple it is? You could even get a part time job. You've gotten yourself the best alternative to stay away from the bottle, besides having additional cash for yourself and your family.
For many of us, who have experience in thinking too much, the hangover is far to familiar. It makes us crave for the next bottle in order to get back to that mood; otherwise, we don't feel better. And, in those mornings where we did not drink the night before, how great do we actually feel? Invigorated. Think about the last morning you woke up without alcohol in the blood before you have another can. You would have felt really great at that time. Let that feeling be your high.
Think about how good they feel. Collect any of the periodicals and enjoy the tales of families enjoying their break at the beach. Speak with your friends and family, find out what they have done this week when alcohol has not been a primary factor in how they spend the day. Think about the fact that things don't have to be alcohol related.
Think about how your kids or future ones will react to your current state. As parents, we are obliged to mentor the children and to provide them a positive influence as is possible. Do we still accomplish this function when we abuse alcohol? Did our parents drink all the time? Majority of us have no as an answer, so why do we want to get into it? For those parents who did drink, do we really want to follow the shame, lack of love and embarrassment? Shame. That's the most important word in this context. Think back about the moment our kid arrived into this world.
We will do anything and everything for them.The shame that our alcohol addiction may cause these kids should be considered. Think too of how your child/children may end up injured or worse because you were too drunk to pay attention to them.
As heavy drinkers we have to take a decision. Do we want to reach the point of no return where the only option left will be to go into rehab or are we looking forward to controlling our indulgences to become a better person? If you've read this far, we presume you are leaning towards regaining control over your life yourself. While our self respect is still intact, we still have the opportunity to take control of our lives. No one has to proclaim "I'm an alcoholic and today I am eighty days sober". The potential to cut back on our drinking is definitely available even when you're not considering becoming a teetotaller. Being focused on not drinking again at all prevents alcoholics from looking for therapy and these hints make this task simpler. This is not part of the deal if you follow my program. The movement is from being addicted to alcohol, to enjoying alcohol as an extra, so there are no difficulties involved.