Overcome Alcohol Addiction

Friday, June 3, 2011

Alcoholism is one of the worlds most common addictions around the world. Becoming addicted to alcohol can not only do harm to your physical, mental, and emotional health; It also can damage emotionally the ones who love you most. If you are an alcoholic you have completely lost all control of being a responsible drinker.source:ehow.com



Instructions

Clear your mind. Start off with a clear clean mind. Forgive yourself for your past mistakes and ask higher power for forgiveness and to help you through your new journey.

Set the date. Set a clear date to where you will completely stop drinking. Try to make it within a month. (For example: I will quit drinking on June 1st because that is the start of my summer break.) Make sure to write it down somewhere and keep with that date. Gradually try to drink less and less each day as it comes closer for it will save you from the more severe withdrawal symptoms.

Spread the word. Tell all of your loved ones about your goal and your date. Ask them for there full support to quit drinking and tell them your reasons why. Most likely they will be surprised and excited about your choices. Be prepared for some family or friends not to take you completely serious but let that be something to prove to them and yourself.

Take it easy. As the date comes closer start to really take it easy on the drinking the last few days try to drink as less impossible. Having a big binge drinking fest the last night is a big no no because it will most likely lead to a nasty hangover in the morning. The hangover could encourage you to drink more which is what you DO NOT want to do. So remember this step!

Be ready for that day. Congratulations! Today is the big day. Celebrate this day for it is going to be your new sobriety date. Invite some close family over, go out to eat, play a round of golf. Remember your now free of the addiction. Keep you mind off alcohol. Do whatever it takes and stay busy for the day. Remember that your celebrating your sobriety date so dont confuse the word celebrate with drinking (celebrate sober!)

Celebrate your new future and sobriety. So you have made it finally. You have to remember that the battle is not over yet. You will still have urges to drink and you have to keep in mind all the reasons you quit. Think about you family,job,health, and overall well being. Alcohol has never helped you in any way and will not ever. There is no reason to drink again besides satisfying your addiction. For the next week or so withdrawal symptoms will be common including nausea,vomiting,stomach pains, and headaches. Give your body time to get used to your new sober self. Remember life is great but its also short so enjoy it! I wish all alcoholics great luck out there on there road to getting sober!!!

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