Alcoholism is an illness of the body and mind that can seriously affect the lives of the people that allow us it, as well as the lives of the people around them. Not just is this conditions life altering, it may even be life threatening. A great number of people around the world have trouble with this disease, approximately 140 million people. Nevertheless, for as much alcoholics as there are, there are also plenty of people in the world who managed to stop drinking and stay stopped. Many people have taken the necessary steps to fight alcoholism, learned to cope with the serious character of alcoholism, and have entered in to a life of sobriety.
Keeping sobriety after-treatment is something which can be incredibly difficult. Alcoholism never disappears completely, it is a chronic, incurable illness. It might however be arrested. Through treatment it’s possible to achieve sobriety, but preserving sobriety after treatment is a process.
Once a person stops drinking it becomes obvious to the alcoholic that things need to change within their life as a way to maintain sobriety. If a person can be used to going to a bar every evening, they will need to have a look at changing their daily practices. Some alcoholics used to drink all day long. They need something in their life to perform besides drink.
It is a good time for you to attend 12-step meetings. Most likely the recovering person has been participating A.A. meetings in therapy. It is suggested they continue to go to meetings after treatment. Meetings give you the recovering person having a strong support system. It’s also an effective way to make sober friends. There are often cultural events that A.A. members plan from meetings that give the members a chance to socialize and have some fun. Sobriety doesn’t need to be boring; like a matter of fact it is seldom dull. Many sober members of A.A. are astonished at how full their lives are in recovery.
It’s recommended in order to stay sober: that sober alcoholics give attention to the next
* Live a healthier and active life style that helps general physical, mental, and spiritual health
* Continue to see literature regarding sobriety and recovery
* Be part of a 12-step program such as A.A. or N.A.
* Avoid bad people and people that drink intensely or use drugs
* Be surrounded by supportive and positive people
* Avoid individuals, places and things that might trigger a relapse