For 20 years I was told a variety of trivial things that I should and shouldn’t do to achieve long-term sobriety. For example, I was told to stay completely away from alcohol and the people who drank it because the temptation would be too much for me. Numerous people warned me that if I didn’t avoid some people, places, and things, I would most likely relapse. This advice seemed to suggest that I would remain completely powerless over alcohol for the rest of my life. I began to worry that a gang of drunk people would somehow tackle me at an event where alcohol was present and hold me down while they poured gallons of liquor down my throat (that never happened). I started to develop a bizarre phobia that the mere sight of alcohol would put me into a zombie-like trance where I would unconsciously consume an entire bottle of whiskey and then stumble around aimlessly eating human flesh until the sun came up (that never happened either).
Something I found interesting throughout the process of trying to get sober was no one ever asked me what I needed to become sober. However, many people told me what I needed and continuously preached to me about the countless reasons I could no longer have alcohol. But I was trying to figure out something totally different. I desperately wanted to understand why I wanted to drink this horrible life-wrecking poison. Thank goodness I finally realized that there is a HUGE difference between can’t have and don’t want. Once I figured out WHY I was using alcohol as a method to escape from my thoughts, I stopped craving it, and that was the turning point for me. I’m no longer afraid of the big bad alcohol wolf! I realize now I don’t need medications, plants, or meetings to stop drinking! I know now I don’t have a disease and I don’t have a genetic disorder. I now have the proper perspective on the people, places, and things that I used to fear. I have chosen to fully embrace a simple, compelling, life-changing quote and my perspective on life is completely different now.
“Everything that happens to me is the best possible thing that can happen to me.”
I am no longer powerless over anything in this world. I am no longer afraid of alcohol. I am no longer a slave to the poison that floats in those bottles of pain and destruction. I no longer revert to any mind-altering substances to escape from the “bad” things in my life. I’m no longer forced to avoid any people, places, and things to stay sober. I am 100% in control of myself, the people I allow in my life, the places I go, and the things I do. I live in the land of the free, the home of the brave and I’ll be damned if I will live in fear. Alcohol no longer dictates my time and it no longer kills my vibe or crushes my dreams. I have stolen everything back that drugs and alcohol stole from me plus interest. I am no longer an addict or an alcoholic.
SOBRIETY IS A CHOICE!
Are you ready to stop drinking and come to a point where you no longer want alcohol in your life? There are specific practices and techniques I can teach you that will help you be in complete control of your thoughts and actions. If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, please don’t wait another day, CONTACT US today!alcohol, DISEASE, POWERLESS, SOBRIETY