Guidelines for treating alcoholism and preventing a relapse


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People give different explanations as to why we should avoid treating alcoholism. If you drink for fun or just to get drunk, you need to look into alcoholism. You will get an idea of where you are taking yourself. Good news is that there are proven ways to treat alcoholism. It gets better because there is no specific way to treat it but it can be treated. Now, alcoholism is not like malaria where a specific medication works for everyone. It is an individual journey. It can take months for one person and decades for the other. There are several methods which have been proven to give results but whichever path you chose to follow it has its pros and cons. It is therefore important to understand yourself and your current situation. You must as well consider the best methods that will prevent a relapse. Below are guidelines on how to treat alcoholism.

Admit it

drunkThis is the first step. Admit that you are an alcoholic. It might sound simple, but you will never heal if you do not accept the fact. It does not matter where and why you drink. If for example, you drink in situations where it’s socially wrong, ask yourself questions about it. Accept and own your situation. Ownership is among the life concepts that go a long way with situations like alcoholism.

Find a method that works best for you

You might have done research here and there and came across different methods to quit. Some methods work for others while they might not work for you and vice versa. Remember we earlier said that it is an individual journey. Research widely and go for the method that fills right for you. In many cases, relapses occur because you are following a procedure you are not comfortable with.

Seek support

influenceIf you get a relapse, support is very important. Close support does not always come from family and relatives; the truth is they in most cases are not the best support you can get. You will be lucky if your family supports you in the journey. Keep away from friends or family who influence you to take a bottle or two. Well, I am not saying that you should stop associating with them, but you can decide to limit the amount of time spent together. Stay away from environments that tempt you to take alcohol.…

12/06/2017