Feel guilty for drinking too much?
If you have been experiencing feelings of guilt because you drink more than everybody else, you should know that you are not alone in this feeling. Many people across the world struggle with alcohol dependence.
However, that shouldn’t become a reason to stay in this condition. There is a different life, where you can be completely sober and guilt-free. A life free from addictions and burdens of alcoholism.
Can’t stop while others can?
One of the most common misconceptions is that no one would understand you and your problems. In fact, in many cases, it’s quite the opposite as a lot of people have been there and have seen this. Everyone comes from different backgrounds and you can never be sure what that person is going through at the moment. What they are fighting today.
That is exactly why one shouldn’t compare himself to others when fighting their alcoholic dependence, but rather be inspired by the fact that he is not alone in this battle. They should find strength from knowing that other people have successfully fought the battle they are fighting today.
This is where every dependent person trying to fight their weakness should start.
Can we control our drinking?
Anti-alcohol advertisements became exposed to public view in huge amounts and were discussed so many times in so many ways, especially pointing out that the person that became addicted is guilty of being in such a condition. That they could have chosen a different path in life etc.
On the contrary, a lot of movies and tv-shows consciously or subconsciously promote drinking during any time of your life and portray it as a regular normal habit and part of a daily routine. For example, the main character in the movie comes from a hard day at work to their empty apartment and the first thing they do is open their glass cabinet and pour themselves some whiskey into a glass to “calm their nerves”. Long story short, alcohol ruins their life and they try to restore it by fighting dependence. Bet this description fits not only one but probably even two or more shows or movies.
This is a simple yet very clear example of the subconscious promotion of alcoholic beverages and drinking lifestyles.
Through examples like this people start to believe that drinking to “calm one’s nerves” is acceptable and brings no harm. However, this is the trap that a lot of individuals get into every day.
The drinking problem is usually blamed on the person that started drinking for “no reason” however no one addresses the problem of this addiction being advertised and romanticized.
What can be done
One can control and get rid of this addiction if they just started and didn’t get the opportunity to turn this bad habit into a lifestyle. It can be replaced by some good habits instead. Trying to change one’s day-to-day routine, daily activities, and even mindset might help. Starting to go for walks, reading, showing interest in music or art, and avoid alcohol at all costs should help one overcome this terrible dependence.
Unfortunately, if this problem has progressed for too long to the point where one can’t handle the situation on their own, one may need external help from qualified medical institutions. This usually happens to individuals who have struggled with alcoholism for quite a long time and might not even realize that they need help at all.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse problems, reach out to us at ecosoberhouse.com. We have all the resources you need to get the help you need. Don’t delay – the first best time to get yourself better was yesterday, the second best time is now. Your life and health matter, don’t let it get away from you.