Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* Did you have a moment when you finally decided to stop drinking? Not really - it's built over time. Alcoholism is living in my family, so I started drinking when I was 15 years old. It was normal to go drinking every weekend, which ended up becoming every day. Do you consider yourself an alcoholic? I guess so, but I do not think it was something that I was really ready to admit. I admit it now, but it's weird to say it. I just know that I can not drink.
* Know your "no" Have a "no thank you" prepared before you are offered a drink. I used to tell people - I do not have to work early, and you know how I am once I started. " It was enough to stop everything. You will need to deal with stressors at ground level. These things are immediate and profoundly personal. You need a plan. Do not worry, you will learn how to prepare for the problems you will encounter when you give up alcohol with the course.
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* Do you miss drinking? I really miss the good craft beer. We have atons of big breweries here. And I lack of red wine with a good steak. It kills me. Small price to pay for not waking up on Sunday morning and feeling like shit, though. Oh, it's pretty awesome. I can stay up late and get up early and be totally good. My children are up at 6.30am in the morning, and I can be with them if I want it without wanting a barf.
* I see the creep of the social drink in the fabric of our social capabilities, how that is the reason to meet and it's the center of relaxation, and I wonder if we can do without it as a group. I started drinking after having children, because that's what the other mothers were doing when we met for dinner, and I started to lose a little my center. Is not having a glass of wine with a dinner so grown up?.
* For some, cravings can last weeks, months or years, depending on the amount and regularity of alcohol use before quitting. You have probably seen that one coming. If you have drunk alcohol regularly, your body will take note when it is gone. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, cravings are to be expected when your drinking behavior changes. The balance created by your body to adapt to the alcohol in your system will no longer exist.
* Even after admitting that you have a problem, you must change your attitude to your situation. Do not get mad at people when they try to help. Do not get down because you have been through a difficult time. Instead, get in the right state of mind by realizing that you are taking the right steps on the road to recovery. Is it easy to have a good attitude to such a difficult situation? Of course not.
* Raise your hand. Tell someone. We need you, I promise. Your life is worth saving. And we will all encourage you. I love you more and more. Glad you wrote this follow up. So graceful. You have won the heart of another new reader, who aspires to write as beautifully as you. God bless you Oh, Ron this may be better than the original post! With that, you not only think about your original message but also the impact that message has had on your readers and beyond.
At the 2017 meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, the symposium “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Alcohol Treatment But Were Afraid To …