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My Problem isn’t Picking Up the Drink, it’s Stopping Once I Start

A telltale marker for alcoholism, it’s the stopping that we just can’t seem to master. If we could, the first drink could be the last, or the first of two, or it could even be left half full. Most alcoholics get a little uncomfortable when they see someone not finish their drink, and walk away. Why is this? It’s simple: we don’t have that same ability. Once the liquid passes our lips, all bets are off. We don’t know what will happen after that first drink, and we don’t care. What we do care about, is the next drink.

Have you ever sworn to yourself or someone else that you wouldn’t get drunk, yet you ended up blacking out? Or have you tried to control your drinking and it turned into a miserable experience? If so, you are not alone. We can try all we want, but alcoholism is a disease of more. The instant after we have one, the obsession begins, and we are rendered powerless over our choices, and over our lives. That is how powerful alcoholism is—it takes away your ability to choose, and it puts your life in jeopardy.

Anyone who encourages an alcoholic to only cut back, or moderate her drinking is offering a death sentence. An alcoholic cannot safely drink alcohol. Ever. If you have relapsed, you know this to be true. Many of us have tried to prove it wrong, but we only hurt ourselves in the process. In treatment, we teach our clients the tools they need to prevent themselves from going back down the dark road of addiction. When you can wholly admit that you are powerless over alcohol, you become empowered in your recovery.

If you have tried to stop drinking, but are unable to put it down, we can help. Do not try to detox on your own. Not only can going cold turkey off alcohol be extremely uncomfortable, but it can kill you. The Serenity Recovery Center offers detox in a relaxed and private environment so that you can begin the healing process safely and comfortably.

Withdrawal from alcohol is effectively managed here, and our team of medical professionals will give you the highest level of comfort possible. We also incorporate psychological and holistic therapies to address emotional needs, because withdrawal affects more than the body. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at 844-339-6964. Your life can change, and you can recover. Call us today.