Many alcoholics that want to get sober ask the question, "is there a secret to long term sobriety?" My answer to them from my own experience with drinking alcohol is if you want sobriety to be back into your life and have admitted you are an alcoholic and need help, then you have a great chance of long term sobriety because you are taking a huge step in the right direction.
So many people that quit drinking alcohol do well in the very beginning until something upsets them and they can't handle it and revert back to the bottle thinking drinking may fix what ever problem that has arises. They have done so well in the beginning, but not well enough to stay sober.
There will always be things in our lives that will upset us and things that you think will never be fixed or resolved,, but you can't let those things make you go back to drinking. You need to stay strong and be firm to your promise to yourself to stay sober no matter what life throws at you. You need to have a positive attitude and continue to tell yourself nothing in the world will ever make me go back to my old ways of being an alcoholic.
Drinking alcohol will never fix anything in life. It will only make matters worse in the end. I always thought by me drinking alcohol any problem I might of had I could figure it out because I always felt that I had great ideas while being drunk and all of those ideas made perfect sense, but that was the booze thinking for me and not my sober mind.
Alcohol does exactly what it is supposed to do, and that is to mess you up and get you drunk. It makes you think you are indestructible and most people think they think much clearer and make more sense to them self while being intoxicated. I'll tell you what, I thought of all those those things while I was drinking and when the next day came and I sobered up, what I thought was a great idea turned out to be the worst idea when thinking about it sober.
So what is the secret of getting sober and staying sober?
Through my experience from drinking to getting and staying sober is all in your mind. Your mind is a powerful tool and you can train it be be negative or you can train it to be nothing but positive and that's were positivity is needed to stay sober.
By thinking positive thoughts will help you to stay sober. It helps by continuing to tell yourself that you can and will beat this addiction you have. Positivity helps you think of all the wonderful things life has to offer being sober and up beat. It helps you to be happy.
Can you imagine walking around thinking negative saying to yourself, "I will never be able to beat this alcohol addiction I have. Thinking this way and being negative, you can rest assure that you will remain addicted to something that in the long run will kill you one way or another.
Find out the secret within yourself to help you with long term sobriety. The secret lies within you and only you can find out what will help you remain clean and sober for the rest of your life. Always stay and think positive. I truly believe that by me staying positive and telling myself I will have long term sobriety no matter what it takes help me to achieve my sobriety.
Remember, one step at a time and one day at a time and before you know it, weeks, months and then years will have passed and you will look back being so proud that you have achieved long term sobriety and did it on your own.