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The First Drink Has the Last Say

Many ask themselves, “If I just have two or three, I should be ok, right?” Ten drinks later, they’re pounding their fists on the bar wondering where it all went wrong. It’s too bad they weren’t thinking, “The first drink will cost me my wife, kids, house, job, and sanity. The second drink will only cost me three dollars.” For alcoholics, one drink is too many, and too many is never enough. It takes a lot of pain and heartache to learn this lesson, and for some, they never fully get it and they die drunk and alone. Alcoholism is a treatable disease, so long as you don’t take that first drink.

Alcoholics can never drink safely, no matter how much they wish they could. Once that addiction switch is flipped, there is no going back. Try all you might to drink socially, the minute booze crosses your lips, your life is forever changed, and not for the better. If you’re sitting there reading this, and you’re thinking, “This doesn’t apply to me,” know this: you are suffering from a disease that tells you that you don’t have one. If you’re an alcoholic, your thinking is deluded by the disease of addiction—a disease that has a purpose of destroying your life and killing you afterwards.

It may sound irrational that the first drink will ruin your life, but plenty of individuals—some now dead—have tested those waters before you, and wish they never would have taken that first swallow. A known fact: if you don’t have the first drink you can’t get drunk. This is not an easy decision for an alcoholic, especially an alcoholic new to recovery. If any alcoholic could sit down and look back at all the problems that drinking has caused over their lifetime—failed relationships, job loss, run-ins with the law—would they be able to honestly say that thinking about taking a drink is a decision of a sound mind? It’s highly unlikely they would say yes.

If you are one of those out testing the drinking waters, and you want to stop, we can help. Detox is your first step to living a full, healthy life in sobriety, and the Serenity Recovery Center is the best place to start your journey. You don’t have to let alcohol ruin your life any longer. You will be amazed by the difference our detox center will make in your life. You can do this, your life will improve, and you can recover from alcoholism.

Give us a call, we are available toll-free at (844-339-6964). You won’t regret this, call today.