Finding the willpower to quit drinking takes some real doings. I should know, it was the hardest thing I'd ever done.
My question to myself was, "what will my life be like if I stop drinking alcohol?" Will I get sick, or will I be bored to death with the new life I will have with alcohol not in my life?
The way I finally quit drinking alcohol back in October of 2009 was, I finally admitted I truly had a alcohol problem and I got out of the denial I was living in for so long. That was number one, and the first step towards my sobriety and my new life.
It truly takes willpower to say NO I don't want and alcohol ever again. For someone like myself and for all those that do have an addiction to alcohol it is really hard to say goodbye to something you love and for something that has been a huge part of your life for so many years.
You need that positive attitude telling yourself that you can and will beat this addiction to alcohol. Being negative and thinking you may not be able to get sober will make this harder than you think.
You need to be in the right frame of mind. You have to want to get sober on your own and not be forced into something you are just not ready to do yet. Once you have had enough of your life and want a new life for yourself, and those that love and care for you, you will be on the right track to sobriety.
The willpower to say, No I don't drink anymore is something I thought I'd never say in my life, but it happened and I am proud to say, "I don't drink anymore!"
Anyone can stop drinking like I did, but you must want it first and foremost! If sobriety is not in your heart and soul, it will never work.
Ask for Professional Help to get you on the right track and get yourself clean and sober. It is never too late to change your life and those lives around you, because remember, your family is suffering right along with you and your addiction.
Give yourself the gift of life, and get and stay sober. You will never be sorry you did.
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