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. Since it’s become habitual, like any other habit it becomes hard to break away from the cycle.
There are signs that you should be aware of when it comes to alcoholism. The signs include problems at work, drinking and driving, blackouts, legal problems and hurting others or getting hurt while drinking. Having a desire for alcohol and getting withdrawal systems is another sign of alcohol dependency. When someone who has been drinking decides to stop taking alcohol their body goes through withdrawal. The body shows signs that a withdrawal is happening, such as nausea and anxiety. 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.
Start from a fresh palate throw out any alcohol and rid yourself of any trace of it. Be as stubborn as you can with your recovery, refuse to let anything else to come before it.
Catch up with your friends about your journey so far. Bring close friends who realize your situation is dire and that are willing to help you out to get through your addiction..
You can also join an AA meeting just so you can share stories and ideas with people in a similar situation. Socialising will help you to meet people who have tips and ideas that can restore your life and help you to recover.
Keep a journal and write about your progress and how you feel daily.
Maintain healthy lifestyle and take on practices such as hiking and walking to keep you healthy mentally and physically. This idea will present positive impacts in your life. You will feel more fulfilled and energized and aware of everything going on around you. There are other things you can do other than exercise. You can start a blog and share your journey, even start meditating and keep yourself at ease. Being idle and lazy will get you back the beginning.