ARTICLES, DRUG ABUSE & EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL. REHABILITATION
Staying Sober Is Worth It in the Long Run
Many alcohol addicts have a difficult time making the decision to stay sober.
It can be very difficult to refrain from drinking alcohol when you’re addicted. Making the choice of avoiding alcohol can be challenging and sometimes many addicts are unable to maintain their sobriety
To help, here are 6 ways on how to maintain your sobriety and remain alcohol-free:
- Admit you have a problem. The first step for any addict is to admit they have a problem with alcohol. It is very important that the person who is struggling understands that they have a problem and that they need to get help. A person can’t get better until they admit they have a problem.
- Learn how to stay sober. Once you admit that you have a problem with alcohol, the next step is to find ways to avoid alcohol. It is important to seek the services of an addiction counsellor who can give you tips on what you can do to stay sober. It is important that once you learn the techniques on how to avoid alcohol, you follow the steps to maintain sobriety on a daily basis. Staying sober is not a one-time thing.
- Ask questions. It is a good idea to ask any questions you may have when learning how to stay sober. Do not be afraid to ask how to stay sober when talking to an addiction counsellor. It is important that you are informed on all of the ways to help overcome your addiction to alcohol. In addition, it is important to write down the answers on a piece of paper for future reference.
- Hang out with supportive people. Be careful about who you hang out with when trying to maintain your sobriety. Make sure that you deal with people who are supportive in your decision to remain sober and do not go to any place where the temptation of drinking alcohol is high. Your better to be safe than sorry to avoid anyone who can cause you to start drinking again.
- Do not be afraid to make a mistake. Nobody is perfect and things will not always go according to plan. Do not be afraid if something goes wrong and do not get upset. If something doesn’t go right, then learn from your mistakes and try again. Staying sober is a lifelong process so the best thing is to learn what you did wrong and try again. This will increase your chances of remaining sober in the long run.
- Staying sober is worth it. Some addicts wonder if it’s worth all of the work to maintain their sobriety. Although it takes some effort, you are better off in the long run where you can live your life where alcohol doesn’t control your life. In addition, it gets easier over time if you make it a daily habit to stay sober. You can also join a support group where you can get additional advice.
Staying sober is worth your time and effort, so make the choice that you want to get better.
About the Author:
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non-Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to http://www.managingfear.com/