The medical term alcoholic means someone that is dependent on alcohol. Not being able to limit the amount of alcohol that you consume within a given time is termed alcoholism. Drinking alcohol in excess in a single sitting or to an enormous amount, daily is alcohol abuse. Abusing alcohol continuously is one step closer to becoming dependent upon it. Dependency is unhealthy both mentally and physically, and it’s challenging to overcome.
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. 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 you have experienced such symptoms then you are an alcoholic.
A step in the right direction is accepting your situation and accepting that you need to sober up. You need to want it so that you don’t go back to your sad habits halfway through the recovery.
If you have any alcohol in your house you will have to throw it as well, if there is a small house bar clear it out. 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. 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.
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 regain your strength back and start having more time that you can spend with your family and friends. There are other things you can do other than exercise. You can join a clay moulding class, poetry sharing, maybe take some photography lesson. Don’t allow yourself to be idle.