Have you ever wondered why your friends can control their drinking but you can’t? Why you constantly crave alcohol when they don’t? Why they can say no to a drink but you can’t?
Why? Because life isn’t fair.
This might not be the answer you wanted, but it’s the most honest explanation I can give you. Life simply isn’t fair.
The Oxford Dictionary defines the word fair as ‘treating people equally without favouritism or discrimination’.
Let’s be realistic, not many things in life are treated equally, without favour or discrimination. In fact, we are taught this from the day we are born. For example, your mother gave your brother one more sweet than you and you start crying wanting to know why he got more.
Your crying may have either got you an extra sweet or nothing at all. At that age, you might not understand why this happened, but as we grow up, we learn to accept that some things in life are simply not fair and that no matter how much we cry and moan, nothing will change.
Understanding why you became an alcoholic plays a big part in recovery. It could be in your genes, for example, if you have a family history of alcoholism, the chances of you becoming addicted to it are higher than someone whose family does not drink.
It’s got nothing to do with willpower or strength. It can happen to anyone of us, at any time of our lives, regardless of our status.
However, becoming an alcoholic doesn’t happen overnight. Believe me, the signs are there. You might not have seen them, but the people closest to you have. Here are some of them:
- Your responsibilities at work or at home have been neglected for your drinking
- You drink more alcohol than what you first intended to consume
- You can’t cut down on how much alcohol you drink
- You continue to drink alcohol despite seeing the damage its causing to you and your loved ones
- You tried to stop, but because you experienced horrible and painful feelings, you needed to start drinking again to get rid of them
- You need to drink more alcohol than before to get drunk
If you can relate to any of the above, it’s a clear sign that you have a drinking problem. The best and safest way to overcome alcoholism is to get professional addiction help.
If you are an alcoholic, or you know of someone who has a drinking problem, it’s important to get professional help as soon as possible as the longer its left untreated, the worse it will become.
The good news is that alcoholism is a treatable illness. There’s no reason why you can’t live happily and successfully again if it might not seem that way now.
We can provide you with immediate admission into the best private alcoholic treatment centres in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand. Call us now and let one of our qualified addiction counsellors provide you with free, expert advice.
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Article by We Do Recover