March 15, 2011
How You CAN Quit An Alcohol Addiction Cold Turkey
When a close friend or household member confronts you about your alcohol addiction, you will really feel as though you’re completely worthless to society, particularly coming from someone you might truly love. But don’t shy away as this could be your initial step towards overcoming your alcohol addiction.
Now, quitting an alcohol dependency might be the hardest thing you’ve ever tried in your lifetime, and It certainly was for me when I finally surrendered to my addiction after several years of consuming alcohol. What I would like to explain in this blog post are the ways which I found to help me get through one of the hardest periods of my life.
Quitting an alcohol addiction cold turkey is some thing you must really be prepared for. You need to have it really clear in your mind that this decision will be fulfilled to the end as only this will help in combating your addiction to alcohol.
You must initially have a desire to alter your existing lifestyle and have that want to lead a healthier and happier life. Promise yourself that as soon as you start your voyage towards sobriety, that you won’t do a u-turn and return to that horrible life you possessed before.
First of all, I picked a date to start my new alcohol free life and I stuck to it. You can not change your mind for any reason once you have selected a date. Prolonging time would only make issues worse. So, once you have chosen that date, stick with it no matter what happens or what thoughts might enter into your mind about prolonging your alcohol needs for an additional day.
I made a promise to myself that I’d never return the bottle again. I must admit, over the initial few weeks it really was a tough ride, and I continued thinking about alcohol virtually all day long, but I knew that I couldn’t go back on my word, no matter how I was feeling.
Whenever I was possessed with those thoughts about drinking, I would just have a firm trust in how my life would change, not only for myself, but for my family too. They had put up with so many issues throughout my alcoholic years, and I just refused to allow myself to let my family down again.
One of the biggest fears I had had prior to quitting my alcohol addiction cold turkey was that I would regret having given up so soon. That was the main reason that I hadn’t been able to stop years before, as I tried to convince myself that the damage had already been done, and that my life was in such a mess anyway, so why bother quitting. So I just continued drinking myself towards self destruction, until I finally realized that I was also hurting my family as well as killing myself at the exact same time. That was my wake up call!!!
I did have cravings and urges at the beginning of my journey, as my demons possessed me, torturing me with a need for alcohol. I just had to be stronger, and when I changed my attitude to being positive, it just gave me even more determination to make it over this giant hurdle that I just had to stride over on my own.
Needless to say I managed the hard way with my alcohol addiction, and did it cold turkey. I have listed several other things that I needed to confront throughout the time I spent removing that alcohol addiction from my life in the free stop drinking report mentioned below…