Someone who is dependent on alcohol medically is called an alcoholic. The name alcoholism is defined as the inability to control how much alcohol can be consumed at any given time. Drinking alcohol in excess in a single sitting or to an enormous amount, daily is alcohol abuse. Doing something consistently can become a habit, and gradually someone becomes dependent on the drinking lifestyle. Since it’s become habitual, like any other habit it becomes hard to break away from the cycle.
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 Withdrawal, and a strong want for liquor are all signs that one is an alcoholic. Withdrawal takes place when an alcoholic chooses to stop drinking. The body shows signs that a withdrawal is happening, such as nausea and anxiety. If the above symptoms are a little close to home, then you or the person facing them needs to see a doctor.
The first thing you need to accept is that you are an alcoholic and that you want to work yourself out of this addiction. No one can force you to stop something unless you genuinely want to; thus you must have a goal, you should know what you want at the end of this journey.
If you have any alcoholic drinks in your house, you will have to throw them out, remember ‘ out of site out of mind’. Be as stubborn as you can with your recovery, refuse to let anything else to come before it.
Engage in meaningful talk with your friends about how you are doing and be honest. Keep away from friends that take your situation as a fad and make fun of the idea..
You can also join an AA meeting just so you can share stories and ideas with people in a similar situation. This will give you strength and hope especially when you hear testimonies of people who were able to come out of their addiction.
Take notes of every good thing that has been happening around you after you decided o take on this journey. If you enjoy spending time with your family, note that down.
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 very many things you can do to keep your mind occupied if the idea of exercising is not your type of palate. You can take on cooking classes, perhaps try your hand at painting, just anything that is positive to the mind and soul. Being idle and lazy will get you back the beginning.