You will miss drinking
Sometimes we associate drinking alcohol with good times, laughter, and riotous adventures. This is a complete mirage. It is simply your mind playing tricks on you by blocking out the MANY bad times involving alcohol. When this thought happens we should immediately refocus on the REALITY of alcoholism, which is sickness, poverty, and a vast waste of our money and time.
How your friends will see you
Obviously, drinkers tend to socialize with other drinkers. And if you commit yourself to living a healthier lifestyle you’re going to have to see some of your drinking buddies LESS that you did previously. But, this is not a bad thing. To be blunt, those drinking buddies have kept you captive to the same unhealthy lifestyle that they have. Please don’t be afraid of losing your old friends! Because opening up yourself to NEW friends and NEW adventures can be one of the more exciting things we ever can do in our lives.
You’re afraid of the withdrawal symptoms
If you intend on quitting “cold turkey” then obviously there WILL be withdrawal symptoms. Most of these will last but a couple of days, and then you will begin to feel remarkably better and healthier. However, if you are a VERY HEAVY drinker you will want to first discuss things with your doctor before suddenly quitting.
Don’t Be Afraid to Quit Drinking Alcohol!
Don’t let your fears stand in the way of your becoming a healthier and happier person. If quitting seems so overwhelming that you are unsure where to begin, simply take a small step TODAY to move yourself in the direction of sobriety. Make a commitment to change ONE SMALL THING about your life. You’ll be glad you did. ♦