An important step in overcoming alcoholism is to recognize that alcohol is a liar and a thief. Alcohol lies by tricking you into believing that the more you drink the better you’ll feel, when the truth is that you will soon feel worse. Much, much worse.
Alcohol blinds you to the fact that you are doing untold damage to your body and brain. This damage leads to a variety of diseases, taking years off of your life.
Alcohol robs you of your youth by making you appear years older than you really are. It also steals your money, as paychecks are simply pissed away, leaving little of real value.
Even worse, it robs you of any genuine enjoyment of life you might have had, as it constantly dulls and numbs all of your senses. Nothing else really matters, except drinking … and drinking … and drinking.
Since you’re reading this article, chances are pretty damn good that you’re close to being fed up with drinking. When you finally realize all the damage alcohol has done to every area of your life, it is time to start healing your body, mind and spirit.
Alcohol is a Liar … But You Can Heal Yourself
Since alcohol will dehydrate your body, start the healing process by drinking less alcohol and more WATER. Autopsies have demonstrated that the brain of an alcoholic weighs substantially less than a person who drinks lightly or not at all. Help your body overcome the abuse you subjected it to by drinking at least 4 pints of water per day. Soon you will be thinking more clearly, more creatively, and much more deeply.
Start eating properly again, and give your body the nutrients it needs to heal itself. Your body is truly a miraculous machine, able to repair itself in untold ways. After just a few weeks of proper nutrition, you will look younger, feel stronger, and your energy will return. Help your body heal by drinking what it craves (water) and eating what it needs (good, solid, nutritious foods).
Start exercising again, as an invigorating daily walk will benefit you in a multitude of ways. In addition to the aerobic benefits, recent studies have demonstrated that exposure to the vitamin D of sunshine is a healthy lifestyle choice.
Finally, see alcohol for what it really is: a liar and a thief. For when you recognize its characteristics, you’ll find yourself wanting to stay as far away from it as possible. You will soon see yourself for what you truly are: unique, gifted, talented. And getting healthier each day. ♦