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. 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. Alcoholics become a menace not only to others but themselves, they will blackout, get arrested for drinking and driving and sometimes end up hurting themselves or others in the process. Withdrawal, and a strong want for liquor are all signs that one is an alcoholic. Withdrawal occurs when someone who was drinking before decides to stop. Symptoms like sweating, nausea and anxiety start taking course over the body. If the above symptoms are a little close to home, then you or the person facing them needs to see a doctor.
A step in the right direction is accepting your situation and accepting that you need to sober up. You need to look at the bigger picture so that you can move past the doubts that will reel in the moment you put the bottle of alcohol down.
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. 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 join AA meetings, or if it does not vibe with you, take it upon yourself to find a group even through the internet that you feel you can be free with. This networking will motivate you to get out of your situation.
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.