We as individual people get to choose what we want out of life , but some of us choose the wrong direction in our lives. As far as drinking alcohol and abusing it, I would say that alcoholism is a choice.
I chose to drink alcohol like many of us do and no one forced me into drinking, I did it all on my own. I was the one that chose to self destruct myself and almost ruin my life and my family. I chose to drink and I paid the consequences in the end.
I was fortunate enough that my alcohol addiction did not make me ill enough to be hospitalize, but as far as everything else, it just started to fall to pieces a little at a time until I basically hit rock bottom. I buried our lives in debt and found it very hard to get out.
No one made me do anything. I was the only person that listened to my alcohol demons that took over my life and body. I blame no one, but myself.
Now for the big thing, to be able to get out of something I put myself into, and that was my addiction to alcohol. It was my choice to drink alcohol, (as it is yours and everyone else) that has become addicted to a substance that can and will ruin your life in time, if not drank responsibly.
I chose alcohol over my family and my own health and life and now it was time to surrender to my addiction no matter what it took to get and stay clean and sober.
If you are one of the ones that became addicted to alcohol and alcoholism has taken over your life, I have to say never give up on yourself. If you want to be clean and sober then start taking action to change your life around and live it like it should be lived, and that is sober and happy.
If you want to be sober than the first step is to admit you are an alcoholic and you want and need help to get sober. Ask for the help you need and never be embarrassed of your addiction, because what is inside you, your demons, have simply taken over your life and the only way to get rid of them once and for all is to surrender too them and start living a clean and sober life.
I thought is would be so hard to surrender to my demons, but believe it or not, it really wasn't that bad. I have been clean and sober now two years. I had it in my mind from the very beginning that I would achieve sobriety no matter what it took, and nothing or anyone would stand in my way of getting clean and sober. Once you have it in your mind like I did, and you are serious about quitting drinking alcohol, you will conquer your addiction.
You have to have the determination, the willingness and a strong desire to get clean and sober and with these things and keeping a positive attitude you will indeed find sobriety as I did.
I was your choice to drink alcohol and it is your choice to get get clean and sober. The bottom line is, THE CHOICE IS YOURS AND NO ONE ELSE."