Someone who is dependent on alcohol medically is called an alcoholic. Alcoholism is the incapability to control the amount of alcohol that is taken at any given time. Alcohol abuse happens when there are unhealthy drinking habits such as drinking too much in one sitting or drinking to an excess daily. Abusing alcohol continuously is one step closer to becoming dependent upon it. Unfortunately, becoming dependent will mess up with your health both physically and mentally.
These are the red flags that show one is slowly becoming an alcoholic. An alcoholic will; have problems at work, they will be less energetic than their colleagues, they will have random blackouts and worst case scenario, they will start hurting other people Having a desire for alcohol and getting withdrawal systems is another sign of alcohol dependency. Withdrawal takes place when an alcoholic chooses to stop drinking. Symptoms like sweating, nausea and anxiety start taking course over the body. If the symptoms above seem too familiar to you then, you are an alcoholic, and the journey to sobriety is long but worth it.
The first thing you need to accept is that you are an alcoholic and that you want to work yourself out of this addiction. You need to want it so that you don’t go back to your sad habits halfway through the recovery.
If you have any alcoholic drinks in your house, you will have to throw them out, remember ‘ out of site out of mind’. Choose being sober be your life project, think of it as a matter of life or death stance.
Talk to your friends because they will be your backbone and strength throughout the journey. Keep away from friends that take your situation as a fad and make fun of the idea..
Other than a home support group, you can take it a step further and join an AA meeting, where you can share stories with other people going through similar things that you are going through. This networking will motivate you to get out of your situation.
Write down what you feel and record situations that you would have otherwise missed if you were drunk.
Start making healthy decisions and stay in tune with your emotions. Such small actions will have a great impact in your life and keep you going when you feel like you have hit a wall. You will regain your strength back and start having more time that you can spend with your family and friends. There are various things that are waiting to be discovered, and you can use that time to find them. You can join a clay moulding class, poetry sharing, maybe take some photography lesson. Being idle and lazy will get you back the beginning.