When I was nineteen years old, my oldest sister got engaged. She was just starting her career as a personal trainer and worked out of our family home. It was a big day for all of us, but it was also the beginning of my descent into utter disaster.
I started drinking heavily right around then. By the time I graduated high school, I could no longer stop myself. Alcohol gave me an escape from the pain in my life, but it quickly spiraled out of control and turned into a destructive force that would have any normal person running for cover.
Once you add in other substances, you’re basically halfway there. For me, it started with beer and progressed to wine, hard liquor and eventually absinthe — another forbidden substance that I would later learn to love.
It all added up over time and culminated in what you see before you: an alcoholic woman who can’t seem to turn things around in her personal and professional life because she’s too busy being miserable to notice how wretched she’s getting.
It doesn’t matter how much you try to fight back against your problems or how much support systems you have around you, they always find a way to get back to you sooner or later.
You might think that it will never happen to you again but at some point or another, your past will catch up with you; even if it means going through tough times alone.
How to recover from alcohol addiction and fight back from rock bottom
Getting back to normal after an injury or illness is always nerve-wracking. If you’re lucky enough to make it through, you’ll feel a sense of relief and accomplishment when you’re back to normal.
But for the rest of us who aren’t as lucky as us prodigies, the journey to normalcy can be filled with uncertainty, stress and anxiety. For me, the most stressful aspect of all was finding a way to get back to work without feeling like I was going to fall apart at any moment.
I was under strict orders not to drink any form of alcohol while I was off work and without support networks nearby to pick me up if I got too low. After several failed attempts at working out at home with no success, I finally sought the help of a personal trainer.
While working out with him, I started to accept that what I was going through was normal, then and now, and then again in the future. I also realized I was in a much better position to help my body and mind now than I was before the injury.
Once I’d gotten back to work and accepted that things would go as they would, it was a slow but steady process of recovery. I was determined to get back to normal as quickly as possible, no matter what it took.
## Why getting back to your normal routine is so important
Everyone has different life circumstances, demands and challenges so it’s important to recognize when you’re delegating too much control to others. You have to take the initiative and make the first move to set yourself on the right track.
If you’re not sure where to start, it’s important to remember that getting back to normal is a process. It might feel like the end goal is within sight, but there will be lots of potholes and detours along the way.
It’s also important to keep in mind that you’re in recovery and you shouldn’t try to do everything yourself. You need support networks, friends and loved ones who will be there for you when you need them and who you can ask for help when you’re not sure what you’re doing.
The struggle to stop drinking
It’s easy to think that when you stop drinking, you’ll never have to feel the way you did when you were drinking. But every now and then, you’ll have a bad day and you’ll want to get your buzz on.
You might even forget that you don’t want to do it anymore and go out and buy a case of beer. If you’re lucky, you’ll only fall into a pattern of not drinking for a while every so often.
But what if you can’t seem to escape your past and keep drinking, no matter how hard you try? You have to recognize that you’re in control of your drinking and that you have the power to say no to alcohol. If you can’t say no to alcohol, then you probably don’t want to say yes to life.
Step-by-step guide on how to get back on track with your life
Remember, it’s not about getting back to normal straight away. You have to take your time and take care of yourself. You have to eat healthy and get enough sleep, You have to take care of your mental health and sleep, too. And you have to find a reason to live.
When you feel like giving up, remember the reasons you stopped drinking in the first place and how much better your life is now that you’re sober. You can get through this.
Get healthy and exercise as much as possible.
It’s better to be healthy and exercise than to be in shape but can’t stand up or walk. Even if you find it hard to get out of bed, it’s better to be safe than sorry. You don’t have to do everything that’s on the list, but you have to do something.
I’ve never been big on exercise. It’s probably because I was also a heavy drinker. But since I stopped drinking, I’ve started to go to the gym and run around the park for 10 minutes every morning, even though it kills me. And it feels good!
Exercise is a great way to get your endorphins going and help you feel better about yourself.
Get rid of all your old friends who drink.
You can’t be friends with people who are going to make you feel bad about yourself or put you down. You should make new friends who are sober and healthy and will support you in recovery.
If you still want that beer tonight, go buy it on your own without telling anyone else where you’re going or how much money you spent on it. If they see that, they’ll try to talk you out of going out with them again or ask what happened in the past few weeks that made you so hesitant to go out with them. It’s not their business!
They can’t help what happened in the past few weeks but they can help whether or not they want to go out with you again in the future!
Even if other people don’t understand why you’re not drinking anymore, at least your family will support and encourage your decision to get sober. You’ll have someone there for moral support when times get tough, which they will because life is
Find a reason to live.
It’s important to find something that makes you happy and makes you feel valuable. If you have a job that you love, a career that you’re passionate about and friends that you love, then you’re halfway there.
If you can’t find a reason to live yet, then you’re in the wrong place. It could be that you don’t need a reason to live, but you just need to acknowledge that you do.
It’s not about being perfect for everyone else.
It’s about being your own person. You have to decide what you want to do with your life and be confident that you can make it happen. If you’re going to try and live a life that doesn’t match what other people are expecting of you, then it won’t work out.
You need to make sure that your life is something that makes YOU happy and stops other people from taking advantage of you.
Don’t let others define who you are or how much success you’ll have in life.
Your family and friends will always love and support you no matter who you are or what success or failure happens in your life, but they want the best for you too, so they’re going to try their hardest to help steer you in the right direction by giving their opinions if they think that it’s needed or if they think it will help them understand why things are the way they are for you.
They love (and need) too see all sides of the story, so don’t take offense when someone gives an opinion on something that is important to them! They just want the best for you!
And if something upsets them, like when someone says “I hope he gets sober” because he’s not around enough anymore, then tell them how much this makes YOU feel bad because it’s not fair that someone who doesn’t even know him can say
Find a way to cope.
As hard as it is, you have to find a way to cope when you’re drinking. You have to find a reason to live, you have to eat healthy, you have to get enough sleep and you have to get enough exercise. But you can’t let your problems consume you.
You have to stay conscious and aware of what’s going on in your life so that you can take care of yourself and get back on track. Remember, you don’t have to do this on your own. There are people out there who understand what you’re going through and will be there for you when you need them.
One of the best ways to cope is to surround yourself with people who love and care about you. When you’re around people who support you, encourage you, and cheer you on, it makes it easier to be happy.
I know it’s hard not to drink when all your friends are drinking, but try not to let that be an excuse for your behavior. If all your friends are drinking and you’re not, then that means that the rest of your life is going well for you! You don’t have a problem because someone else has one. You have a problem because YOU have one!
You’re allowed to take breaks from alcohol if you want. Everyone needs a break every once in a while! But if you decide that you want to give up drinking altogether, then do it! It’s okay if it doesn’t work out at first, but just keep trying until YOU succeed!
You can do this! You can beat this addiction! Just remember what I told you: Drinking will never solve anything for YOU. It will only make things worse for YOU in the long run. So don’t drink because everyone else does or because society says so.
Don’t drink because alcohol makes other people happy or because everyone thinks they need alcohol in their lives (or drinks too much). Don’t drink just to fit in with other people or because they think they need alcohol in their lives (or drinks too much). Don’t drink just so that others think.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. It’s a complicated process that is individualized and depends on each person’s situation.
There is no “cure” for alcohol or drug addiction and anyone who tells you that they can help you stop drinking or taking drugs is lying.
People with substance use disorders are sick individuals with complex needs that must be managed according to a specific plan. It’s important to remember that you are not a burden to anyone and that you can overcome your challenges.