It is essential to realise that getting involved in drinking socially can weaken your resolve. For a lot of people, social drinking has taken them down a dangerous road,addiction and dependency can set in, and the condition of life has decreased.
No matter what, we are still longing for drinks at a marriage, a company event, at a club, etc.
Acknowledging that your drinking has reached uncontrollable limits is not easy.
Supporting programs like AA aren't of any relevance to us as we don't consider ourselves addicted to alcohol.
Clearing our minds and recognizing our problem is the first and crucial step to be made.
Moving forward is much easier after we admit to ourselves that we need to change.
If don't learn anything from this article, at least remember this quote.
"The next drink will always come." Opportunities to relax, drink a cold beer and hang out with friends always seem to be on the horizon. 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. Things become a lot easier if we can bear in mind that an opportunity to indulge in drinking again will always be available.
You are in your office on a normal Tuesday afternoon for instance. Your mind starts to concentrate on a nice, cold beverage when you get home. However, is there any purpose behind the drinking on this Tuesday afternoon? Being in control of yourself this night and remaining the good friend, good husband, and good dad you have always been will be better, no? Is that drink absolutely necessary? What if you go to the bar on Wednesday for the ball game and you stay sober this Tuesday? And if the game is actually on Thursday, you could just as well stay sober for two days. You must understand and always remember that the next drink will inevitably arrive and therefore, when you decide to put it off for a couple of days, you will find it enjoyable.
It is important for you to create some diversions if you are looking forward to cutting back on drinking.
If you are concerned about being too weak simply to sit at home and not to hit the bottle you can find some other activity, which will provide the distraction needed.
As easy as it may appear, what more efficient way to detach yourself from the bottle? The alcohol addiction column is full of those who drink only at our convenient times.
We avoid drinking at work. Isn't working more therefore a very obvious solution. 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.
Hangover has become the new normal for chronic addicts. We feel horrible and wait for the moment we can have another glass to feel good again. But the mood is always superb whenever we avoid drinking the night before. Invigorated. Before having the first beer you should remember the time when you woke up without any alcohol within your system. You would have felt really great at that time. Take that as your drug
Consider the quality of life the live. You can get any information you need by simply picking up a magazine and reading about a family that enjoyed itself at today within an amusement park. Hear the tales of the outing enjoyed by your brother's family without alcohol by calling them. You need to figure out that not everything revolves around booze.
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. Are we fulfilling this duty by drinking heavily? Did our parents suffer from addiction? In some cases no, so why do we have to take this road? In some other cases yes, so do we want to be the cause of shame as our parents were? Shame. This is the core issue of the problem of the consumption of alcohol. Can you recall the moment of birth of your kid?
At that moment, you knew you'd do anything for them.Have hindsight, think how the heavy drinking may embarrass our children in the future. You should also consider how our alcohol addiction can harm our kids or make us not to give them the attention they deserve.
The option is ours, we don't have to be heavy drinkers. Do we want to get a hold of our drinking and lead better lives or do we want to wait until our lives are headed straight for a rehab centre? 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. Moving around and shouting "I'm an alcoholic and I'm sixty days sober," shouldn't be our case. We have a chance of being able to enjoy our drinks for the rest of our lives if we can only cut back. The main reason why alcoholics fail to seek for assistance is the notion that they will not get to take alcohol again in their lives, but this is made easier with the ideas above. With this program, you do not need to worry about it. Simply put, pull yourself away from the dependency of alcohol, and begin to enjoy it instead.