How many mornings–possibly afternoons–have you woken up wondering what happened the night before? Have you asked, “Did I embarrass myself again?” or “How did I wind up here?” If you’re like other people with a drinking problem, you’ve probably tried to quit drinking in the past. Maybe that worked for two weeks or even two months. Eventually, you resumed drinking, and things are either the same or much worse. Getting yourself into treatment is a crucial step toward sobriety.
Dangers of Alcohol Abuse
Drinking too much isn’t the harmless fun a lot of people make it out to be. Not only do thousands of people commit drinking-related offenses every year, but many others also suffer health problems due to alcohol abuse.
Alcohol addiction is sometimes hard to recognize, partly because drinking is widely accepted. People drink at parties, weddings, happy hour events and home. Because alcohol is a legal drug, some people mistakenly believe it poses no dangers.
Anyone impacted by addiction, however, is well aware of how destructive the drug can be.
How Can I Quit Drinking?
Don’t worry about what you did in the past. Today is a new day, and you can change. Having a plan will help.
So, what steps can you take to quit drinking?
Get rid of all alcohol in your home. This means every single bottle. If you can’t bear to throw it away, give it to someone else, but it has to be someone who won’t return it to you.
Avoid your usual hangouts/bars. This may also mean avoiding the people who want you to hang around there.
Enlist help from supportive friends and family. Not everyone you know will support your efforts to quit drinking, so you need to surround yourself with those who do.
Find activities and hobbies to replace drinking. Have you stopped doing some things you used to love because alcohol has taken over? Go back to running, painting, surfing, or whatever else you enjoyed in the past.
Check into a quality alcoholism treatment center. Give yourself a fresh start by going to rehab. Detoxing from alcohol and delving into core issues of addiction are the best ways to break free from your dependency.
A New Life Can Be Yours
If you’re ready to stop drinking for good, checking into a detox treatment facility is a positive first step toward long-term sobriety. Serenity House Detox in Houston, Texas offers detox programs for many different substances. We help clients set the stage for long-term recovery with supervised, safe detox.
Our services include:
- Individual therapy
- Addiction detox programs
- Residential detox program
- One-on-one therapy
Drug and alcohol abuse doesn’t have to be part of your life anymore. You can start over and break free from addiction. Detox is the first stage. Call us today at 866.516.8356, and we’ll prepare you for rehab and recovery.