Back in October of 2009 I did something I never thought would ever happen, and that was I quit drinking alcohol. I asked myself, “how can I quit drinking alcohol on my own?”
My answer to myself was that I was really afraid to quit drinking alcohol on my own because of all the horror stories I have heard from people that tried to quit drinking on their own, How sick they became, with the Dt’s and everything that goes along with stopping an addiction to alcohol without the proper care from a Professional that specializes in Alcohol Detoxification.
I can tell you that I truly was afraid, but more afraid to seek the help I needed to get and stay sober. I was truly embarrassed of my addiction and was scared to death to ever go to a Doctor worrying about what he or she might tell me about my health because of my long relationship with alcohol and the way I abused it.
On the night of October 26, 2009 I took my last and final drink of alcohol and have been sober ever since. I would not recommend quitting drinking alcohol on your own just because I did. The panic of everyday that passed was worse than the addiction in my eyes. I worried everyday, “will this be the day I will get sick or even die?”
I was one of the lucky people that quitting drinking on my own worked out to my favor. Do yourself a favor. If you truly have it in your heart that you want your sobriety back into your life, then please seek the help you need to get sober the safe and healthy way. Do as say, and not do as I do!
I am really proud of myself that I am now a sober guy and enjoying life to the fullest. As each day passed after I quit drinking it came to me that I have just made it one more day without a drink. As each week passed it became much easier to deal with the absence of alcohol.
I know I will always be an alcoholic, but as long as I never touch alcohol, or try to have just one drink, I will be just fine. Granted, over these years of my sobriety there were many times I had the urge to drink, but what keep me from taking that first drink was the promise I made to myself back in October of 2009.
That promise was, “no matter how bad my life gets, whether it be Good or Bad I will never touch another drop of alcohol and I am a man of my word and never break promises, especially to myself.
If you have an addiction to alcohol and want to change your life forever, and have it in your heart to do so, it will happen. If you finally get out of the denial you have been living in, as I was, and admit you do have a problem with alcohol it will be much easier to get and stay sober. At least this is how it happened to me. I admitted finally I had a problem. I saw where my life was headed if I continued to drink and abuse alcohol, so I did something to change it and quit drinking.
You can do the same thing, but quit drinking the safe and healthy way. Get the help needed to change your life and live that life of sobriety once more.