My name is Paul and I have written the alcoholism articles you will find on StopDrinkingAlcohol.com. The purpose of my site is to help you quit drinking, or drastically reduce your alcohol consumption to a bare minimum.
The 2 Messages of This Site
There are two messages I’ve tried to convey through my articles. First, I wanted to stress that alcoholism is NOT a disease, or a weakness, or something you are powerless before. It is, in fact, a bad habit that you’ve developed over the years. And, just like other bad habits, it can also be broken and replaced with good habits that will lead you to a healthier, happier, and more joyous life.
Secondly, TAKING ACTION is the most important thing you can do right now. Even if that initial “action” you take is very small, or not very hard. Just the fact that you have begun to DO something about your problem will help you move in the direction of sobriety. Remember the old saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results? While that’s certainly accurate, so is the reverse. That is, as soon as you do something different in your life, you will GET different results. Taking action is the sanest thing you can do!
Why Listen to Me?
Of course, you may be wondering why you should listen to me, as opposed to your doctor, a family friend, or anyone else in your life. My answer is that you should open yourself to ALL possible solutions to your problem – because you never know when one idea might “hit home” and help you overcome your addiction. I don’t claim to be an expert on alcoholism, but I AM someone who has experienced years of drinking WAY too much in my own life. The articles here simply detail the steps I’ve taken to try to do something about my problem, or ideas I have that might be of use to you.
The articles on this site are NOT intended to convince the light to moderate drinker to completely stop drinking, as there is generally nothing unhealthy about a couple of drinks now and then. But of course, “moderate drinking” is a very slippery slope for many people, and the first thing that often disappears with alcohol abuse is a sense of judgment. Oftentimes having a glass of wine with dinner once or twice a week evolves into have 3 or 4 glasses of wine – or the ENTIRE bottle – every day. (article continues below)