Unfortunately, there are millions of people that have an alcohol addiction, and in other cases addicted to drugs as well. It is so sad to see so many people in the world having these addictions that will in the end ruin their life, and the lives they share, and in other cases, DEATH by self-destruction.
Here are a few things from my own experiences of being addicted to alcohol, and have been tagged as an alcoholic for the rest of my life. I made my bed so I must now lie in it right, BUT I was strong enough to admit that I had an alcohol problem and I did something to change my life. I stopped drinking alcohol and couldn't happier.
Alcohol addiction, and where your life is headed is something to really think about if you care to live a longer, healthier and happier life.
I thought many times over the many years I drank alcohol that I should really slow down or quit drinking alcohol for good, BUT I didn't have the willpower to just stop drinking and never touch alcohol again.
I thought, "how can I survive without alcohol in my life. Wouldn't life be boring I thought to myself." "What would my drinking buddies think if I decided to just stop drinking?"
Well, back in October of 2009 it finally hit me and I thought, "where is my life headed if I continue to drink and ABUSE alcohol?"
1. I thought long and hard of my past with drinking and abusing alcohol.
2. I thought of the hurt I put on others by my actions, and things I said to the ones that loved me and cared for me.
3. I thought of all the money I was blowing on alcohol when my family needed more important things such as food.
4. I thought about all the quality time and family gatherings I missed out on because I wanted to stay home and drink.
5. I thought about my health and what my physical appearance started to look like.
6. I looked in the mirror and said to myself, "I look like crap and not what I used to look like."
Do any of these statements ring a bell to you yet? I hope so because I think all of us alcoholics have thought about this, and deep down wanted to get sober, but we just didn't have to willpower to stop.
Well, for myself the statements above made my make a change in my life and a HUGE change in my family's life as well.
Any of us can do this, as I did, if you truly want a new life for yourself. It just takes some Massive Action on your part to make this happen for you. It won't be easy, BUT anything good in life doesn't come easy and that includes GETTING and STAYING SOBER.
God Bless all of you that are suffering from an addiction. You can do it!!! It is worth trying and trying HARD. You will not be sorry you changed your life, I Promise You!