For some of us, it may not have taken much to realize that our drinking habits were a little different than the habits of everyone else. For others, the denial may have been as thick as the beer goggles. Alcoholism is sneaky. It will often start off as a really good time, with weekend parties, happy hours, Vegas and Mexico trips, and backyard bbq’s. Our friends and coworkers were all on a similar playing ground with us, matching us drink for drink. It was all fun and games until we started coming back to the table with more rounds than they wanted to take. They had to get home, and we should have gone home too, but we didn’t.
Did you start thinking you had a problem when other people expressed concern? Or did you brush them off, and they pulled away? Some of us didn’t care what other people thought. We needed our booze to get through the day like a fish needs water. We may have found out the hard way that our boss didn’t appreciate us sipping our flask during bathroom breaks, or that our spouse found hidden bottles to be quite alarming. No matter what anyone else thought of our drinking, it didn’t matter until we were the ones who took an honest look at ourselves.
Being introspective isn’t easy. It’s a lot easier to look at others, point out their flaws, and come up with things that they should or should not do. When you have to look at yourself, and honestly admit something is wrong and that you have no control over it, it can be overwhelming. Asking for help can be overwhelming. Yet, when something is as big as alcoholism, we can’t get better without the help of others. When you are convinced that you are powerless over the disease of alcoholism, and you cannot do this alone, you are ready for recovery.
If you think you have a drinking problem, The Lakehouse Recovery Center can help you stop living the nightmare of addiction. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, give us a call. We can show you how to live and enjoy your life free from the bottle. You don’t have to live your life addicted any longer. We are available 24/7, toll-free at (877) SOBER | (877) 762-3707. You are not alone in this, and you can recover. Give us a call, your life can change, and it can change today.