I know that you believe at a subconscious or conscious level, that drinking alcohol or using any other form of a drug is a benefit to you otherwise, you wouldn’t drink it. But don’t worry, this isn’t entirely your fault because alcohol in the Western world is introduced to our lives from the moment we’re born.
Perhaps even your parents celebrated your own birth with a glass of champagne. The marketing behind alcohol runs into billions of dollars. The producers would have us believe that it makes us more sexually attractive, gives us confidence, helps us sleep, makes food taste better, etc. The truth we’re told, that alcohol is a social pleasantry and nothing more. We believe that you can’t go to a party unless alcohol is being served. Alcohol is a drug or a poison packaged in pretty bottles for our consumption. Here is how to deal with the addiction
How to fight drug and alcohol addiction
Choose Your Friends Wisely
Alcohol has become a very serious issue. In fact, alcoholism is more widespread than people often realize. Your environment can highly affect your own mind. This is why it’s important to choose your friends carefully. If you have many friends or relatives that remind you of your former habits, then you might easily have a relapse.
Even the things that you used when you drank alcohol like the glasses and the bottles, its high time to get rid of them. Those are traces from your previous life that you’re trying to forget and break with. If you want to break with the past, you have to do get rid of all of them.
Seek Guidance From Your Sober Friends
If you want to quit this habit and start a sober life, its advisable to announce it to another person who is close to you. This is also known as a confession. Not particularly a confession to a priest or something like that, but a confession amongst friends on equal terms, in which you explain your intention that you’d like to improve yourself and you explain your mistakes that you’ve made.
The other person will then act as a witness to your intention in order to improve yourself. On a similar note, it may be a good idea that if you want to completely break the habit of using drugs to announce this intention to many people around you so that these people can only be a witness to your intention and will be there to remind you every single day.
Meditate or keep yourself busy
Finally, it is important that when we want to quit using any drug, its recommended that you often meditate. Practice training of the mind to develop the resilience and strength of mind to be able to quit. Also keep yourself busy as much as possible to avoid an idle mind because when you’re idle, there’s a high possibility that you might be tempted to go back to using drugs.
These few simple tips can be very beneficial to your life if you follow them keenly. Nevertheless, always remember that you’re the only person who can change yourself. Just decide not to use drugs and keep your mind straight. Within few months you’ll get used to a sober life, and your life will be back to normal.