It’s usually pretty easy to recognize when alcohol is destroying you. The debilitating effects of alcoholism are felt in every way imaginable, from your physical appearance and personal relationships, to your employment and financial health – right down to a general feeling of being sick of the lifestyle. No aspect of your personal or professional life is safe from the damage alcoholism causes, and the longer you drink the worse things tend to get.
Of course, when most people see these problems in their lives they conclude that SOMETHING has to be done about their drinking problem. They’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, and something has to change. That much is obvious. But, the hardest decision isn’t WHETHER to take action, but WHAT action to take.
The hardest part about quitting is to decide whether you can simply reduce your alcohol consumption, or to completely stop. Do you need to quit drinking completely, or do you have enough willpower to simply cut back?
Only you can answer this question, but it’s a question that you have to be completely honest about. Based on your past experiences, are you the type of person who can have one or two drinks and then STOP drinking for the day? Or, are you the type of person who generally drinks and drinks … and keeps on drinking until you’re drunk or fall asleep?
But, no matter which of these two choices is right for you, I strongly suggest that you FIRST take a 30 day break from drinking. Give yourself some time to sober up. Even if you’re the type of person who simply needs to cut back please realize that your body has built up an extremely high tolerance to alcohol. That’s why you’ve kept needing to drink more and more to get the same buzz. One or two drinks had NO effect on you. Since that is true, it’s going to be very difficult to cut back without FIRST getting a body detox.
Taking 30 days off might sound really hard to do – and for some people it will be. But I guarantee you that if you DO take 30 days off, and then wish to resume drinking, you’ll find it EASY to be satisfied with just a couple of drinks. You won’t need to keep drinking and drinking to get the same feeling. So, go ahead and give yourself a good head-start by taking a 30 day break from drinking, and before you know it your life will be back under control, and your future will be brighter than ever. ♦