There are millions of people all over the world that drink alcohol, but how many of them will admit they have a drinking problem?
Admitting your an alcoholic is the first step towards a new life and a life of sobriety. That's of course if you really want to get sober and live that life of sobriety. I know so many people that really think they have no problem whatsoever with their alcohol consumption. In fact, I was one of those people back almost four years ago.
Denial is a huge thing when it comes to drinking alcohol, drugs or any kind of addiction for that matter. We never think we have a problem, but many people that know you and see you and your actions know better. They can talk to you until they are blue in the face and you will look at them like they have two heads. I know I did when someone approached me and told me I drink too much and I might have a problem.
If we, including myself, just would look at our lives and see which way our life is going, and if you have your eyes wide open and be open mined you will see exactly where you are headed in the future if you continue to drink and abuse alcohol.
If you ignore what you see, and what you have been told by others, then the future will not be a surprise as you look back at those statements, because you were told, and you saw your life through your own eyes, but blew everything off because you were living in denial and never believed a word.
I know for a fact, for me, I knew deep down inside that I have a serious drinking problem, but never wanted to change my life for I was so afraid to be without my alcohol. I was afraid to admit to my family and friends I was a true alcoholic. Although I was a functioning alcoholic, this was one of the reason I thought there was no problem with my drinking.
After all, I never missed work because of those late nights of drinking and never got into fights at bars. I never got a DUI and never arrested for drinking in public or drinking and driving. So I thought to myself, "what seems to be the problem with my drinking?" See, that is how I thought, and I am very sure many alcoholics can relate to these words I speak.
When I speak of the first step admitting your an alcoholic means to get out of your denial you live in and take a good hard look at your life and the lives your are taken down on the way to your rock bottom. Remember you are not only hurting yourself, you are hurting many people that love you and care for you, such as your spouse, children, parents and your friends.
Don't let yourself down or the people that love you. Stand up to your addiction to alcohol and tell your demons goodbye once and for all. You don't need alcohol believe me. Once you have got sober and stay sober you will then realize why in the world was I killing myself when all I had to do is to stop drinking.
Yeah I know, it sounds pretty easy by just writing this, but anyone can stop drinking alcohol anytime you want. The problem is, and the question is, "Do You Really Want To Stop Drinking?"
If you said yes I would love to stop drinking alcohol, then you are on your way to a new life of sobriety. Yes it will be hard and yes it will not be easy by any means, but if you have that determination, the willingness and the desire to change your life it will happen.
You have to make up your mind and just do it and stick to it with no cheating whatsoever. You will need to stay clear from your drinking buddies, the bars and anything that has anything to do with alcohol.
As time goes by you will find it easier and easier to live each day without your crutch, the demons of alcohol.
God Bless to all those that have made it to sobriety and those that are trying so hard to get sober. Never give up hope because your life is full of hope and sobriety is just sitting there for your taken, so go after it and don't look back at your horrible past of addiction.
Stay positive and strong to yourself and never let anyone or anything stand in your way of changing your life and living that one and only life you have, clean and sober.