Here are some tips on how I stopped drinking alcohol and have been clean and sober for over 3 years now.
First and foremost you need to want to get clean and sober and have to honest with yourself. You can not cheat and say, "I will only drink on Holidays and weekends, like I did in the beginning of my partial sobriety.
If you know you have an addiction to alcohol and want to get sober, then it has to be all the way or nothing. I thought that I could drink on weekends and Holidays, but it didn't work for too long. The weekend drinking then went into one more day of the week and then no drinking for the rest of the week. I was only kidding myself, but thought I was bringing peace to the household by not drinking alcohol for half of the week.
If you are like me and always needed alcohol in your life each and everyday of the week, then there is no happy medium for us. There has to be a commitment to yourself that if you were to stop drinking alcohol, it has to be totally and not drink a couple days a week. It didn't work for me and more than likely it will not work for you if you have an addiction to alcohol like I did.
So, the first thing you need to do is to want sobriety back into your life. You need to change your outlook in life and stop feeling sorry for yourself and saying, "poor me, why is nothing going right in my life." You need to change your attitude and make it a positive attitude and stop being so negative in your life. Trust me, if you have a positive attitude and have a very strong desire to get sober and stay sober, than you have made a great decision and you will get sober with that attitude.
You can not think to yourself, Oh it will be too hard to get sober so why ever try to stop drinking alcohol. That is one shitty attitude, and with that kind of attitude, you will continue to drink alcohol until the day you day from it.
Nothing great in life is easy, and that goes for getting and staying sober forever. Everyday you will face alcohol somewhere in your day, but you must stay strong and not let the demons come back into your life and start taking full control over the one and only life you have.
This is the cover of my Ebook titled "My Life With Alcohol Addiction."
It simply explains when and why I started to drink. It was to hide from my problems and as I continued to drink I became more addicted and that lasted for 33 years of my life.
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