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After Detox, Can I Drink Socially?

If you are wondering whether you can leave detox and attempt to drink like people who don’t have a problem with alcohol, you are not alone in asking this question. Were you ever able to control your drinking and not obsess about it? If you are like a lot of us, the last time we were able to control our drinking was long ago, and closer to when we started drinking than where we are now. People that are able to drink socially usually don’t find themselves needing detox. Those people are lovingly referred to as “normies,” and more than likely, you are not one of them.

No matter how hard you try or how much you desire to be normal, if you are an alcoholic, you can never drink like a normal person again. This desire to be normal has been the death of thousands of alcoholics and continues to threaten the sobriety of those who let it. Only when you are able to accept the fact that you have zero power over alcohol, can you move on without continuing to struggle. People who struggle with this cannot let go of their ego, and continue to bounce in and out of recovery. Those who are able to get completely honest with themselves, know in their heart of hearts that they cannot return to drinking. When you know this, life becomes easier.

If you are considering detox, think about how you feel right now. This may not make much sense to you at the moment, but the first drink is what got you here. One drink is too many, and a thousand is never enough. Going to detox is the first step toward recovery, but thinking that it is the last step is dangerous. If you never want to find yourself in this situation again, you have to consider what got you here in the first place. Were you drinking socially? Was everything in your life going smoothly? Had alcohol not caused any problems with school, work, the law, or your relationships? If you answered no to any one of these, give sobriety a chance before wanting to go back.

If you are ready to change, we can help. Our state-of-the-art detox at the Serenity Recovery Center, is your first step to a good life in recovery. You don’t have to keep bouncing in and out of recovery. You can live and love your life without alcohol, but you have to give it and yourself a chance. Give us a call, we are available 24/7 at 844-339-6964. Your life can change, and you can recover. Call today.