One of the biggest fears for a person in recovery is the fear of relapsing, whether is be alcoholism or being addicted to drugs.
When I became clean and sober people would ask me, "are you afraid of relapsing?" My answer was no and I have tips to help you stay sober. I have written many articles on tips that have helped me stay sober. These tips worked wonderful for me and I must say, if you are serious about getting sober and staying sober read what worked for me and took the fear out of me relapsing. They just may help you not to relapse after working so hard to get clean and sober.
THIS IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME TO STAY SOBER:
First off, when I decided to surrender to my addiction and you have decided to do the same, you must tell yourself you will never be able to pick up an alcoholic drink for the rest of your life. If you can accept that strong promise to yourself, then you are on your way to sobriety.
Please don't get me wrong. When I surrendered to my alcohol addiction the first few month and sometime even to this day, I get the urge to drink alcohol, but I continue to remind myself of the promise to myself back when I quit drinking alcohol.
The thoughts that went through my mind were powerful in the respect of just how hard I worked to get to the point of sobriety I was in at that moment the urge came about me to drink, and I must say, by thinking how hard I worked stopped that urge right away.
This goes for anyone that is trying their hardest to stay sober without relapsing. Think of all the hard work and determination you have to stay clean and sober. Just think if you were to have that urge to drink and you figured, what the heck, one drink shouldn't hurt. Once you put that drink to your lips and swallow it, the demons will then be waken and your life may just change by one single sip of a drink. I say these things by my own experiences with drinking alcohol, but some of you may be able to have that one drink and call it quits, BUT I hardly doubt it would work out for those who wish to try their luck at drinking alcohol again.
There will be many things in the rest of your life while in recovery that may upset you or huddles you may to jump, but never let any of these things in life make you back down from your demons and wind up relapsing. You can solve anything being sober. You don't need drugs or alcohol to get through life anymore and always remember that!
Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic sad to say. I know for a fact if I were to take a sip of alcohol I would be doomed and back to drinking alcohol everyday and I am sure many other alcoholic would fit right into the same category as myself, so the best and only thing to do is to NOT PICK UP that drink.
Aways remember, whether you believe it or not, that you can have more fun being sober than being drunk, at least that is what I have learned now being clean and sober. .
If you keep a positive attitude and stay strong to yourself, and most of all, learn the most important word in the world for any person addicted to alcohol or drugs, and that is the "WORD NO."