Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation and Treatment Center
How To Stop Drinking
- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Alcohol Abuse
- Written by Stop Admin
Alcoholics are extremely selfish. They do not consider the feelings of their loved ones. They know they are hurting the people close to them, but they are too wrapped up in their own pain to care. They will also drive drunk and this puts anyone in their paths at risk. They need to realize that staying sober is a healthy selfishness. They may have low self esteem for whatever reason, and this could have driven them to drink, but now that they have been drinking and acting like a fool for so long their self esteem will be even lower.
They need to get to a place mentally and emotionally where they love and respect themselves enough to do what it takes to have a good life and love themselves. By drinking all the time and harming themselves, they are really trying to hurt themselves. This may be subconscious, and it may be very intentional, but the alcoholic is very aware that they are hurting themselves, even if they do not know why.
If the alcoholic stays in the same location, keeps in touch with the same people, and doesn’t make the necessary changes in their life to be a better person, it is extremely doubtful that they will be able to stop drinking. Something other than just quitting alcohol needs to happen. They are missing something that they need in order to feel complete. Filling this void is how to stop drinking.