Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Are You Living In Denial With Your Addiction

There are so many people that are addicted to alcohol, but they think there is nothing wrong with them.  They think what they are doing by abusing alcohol is not a problem, but they have no idea what they are putting themselves and others that love them through.

The big question to the alcoholic is, "are you living in denial with your addiction?"  I know now being that I am sober, that I certainly lived in denial for many years.  I said the same thing.  I am not doing anything wrong and I am not hurting a soul so why is everyone saying I have an addiction to alcohol?  They were my famous sayings while so blinded by my addiction.

I believe the word denial is, "the absence of acceptance."  The alcoholic is not willing to accept they have a drinking problem, no matter what anyone tells them or even what they see when looking into a mirror.  They truly can see through their own eyes that they are slowly, but surely killing them self. The old saying is that, "pictures or mirrors don't lie" and I can testify to that by what I saw in myself as I slowing was declining in health and looks. 

Living in denial with your addiction is something that you the alcoholic can only change.  Hopefully the alcoholic will realize that they have a problem with drinking before it is too late.  For some people that are addicted may never see the light and get out of their denial and for others they may catch it in enough time to change their life and live it clean and sober for the rest of their time here on earth.  As for myself,  it took many years to see the light and to get out of the denial I lived in for so long.  I now know that sobriety is a wonderful thing and I only wished I would have realized it much earlier in life, but as they say, "better late than never."

Once you have realized you are an alcoholic and need help, and admit it to yourself and everyone else, than getting clean and sober is going to enter your life, because you have surrendered and want to get help and want sobriety back into your life.

As hard as it might seem, getting clean and sober is possible for anyone addicted to alcohol or even using drugs.  You may say, "yes, easier said than done," but I have to tell you, I did it and never really thought I could until I put my mind to it and got out of the denial I lived in for so long.  Once you realize you have a real problem then it should be no problem admitting you live in denial and you want to do something about it by surrendering to your demons.

If you want a quality life and to be healthy again stand up to your demons and surrender to your addiction.  Get out of denial and take action to change your life for the good.  Ask for the help you need to get better and never hide behind your addiction because those you are hiding from know the real story, but you may think they don't.  You would be surprised just how many people are talking about you without you even knowing.  I call say this because once I got clean and sober is when I found out the true feelings people thought about me.

Give sobriety a second chance and you will be surprised of just how great your life will be living life sober.