It has been 3 years since I had my last drop of alcohol and it has been a wonderful ride.
Since I quit, I started being capable of preparing breakfast every morning for my twins. I’ve got to send them to school and literally just be a mother to them.
In my teens, I was known as the black sheep of the family and never thought that I’d still be one in the family I had soon built.
I was sober for the first year after marriage but maybe from the stresses and pressures, I started seeking refuge from booze and drank my concerns away.
Being a bread winner to an instant two was not easy. My husband couldn’t work that time because he had to take care of the babies and the daycare was quite expensive for us so I had to take on 2-3 jobs in a day.
I would return home very tired, so finding a way to relax, I landed on alcohol.
I was completely innocent that as time went by I started drowning and the occasional refuge has become a vice that later on became an addiction; until one morning I clearly saw how my children looked at me.
I did not get the respect I wanted and the love I needed; so I decided to change for them, most for myself. I sought professional helps but other than that, I had to put in huge personal efforts as well.
These were the things I did that could probably help alcoholics quit drinking:
1. I talked to my family, especially to my husband that I wanted to quit. I needed a strong support system because I knew that my next journey will be very difficult.
2. I talked to a doctor. I knew I needed one because of the withdrawal syndrome that will come along my early sober moments.
3. I got rid of all liquors in the house. And if you think that was easy, no, it was one of the hardest parts! It was like killing the pet you’ve had since childhood.
4. I stayed away from people who lured me to drinking for obvious reasons.
5. Finally, I kept my eyes on the goal. I focused and kept remembering why I am doing it and to whom all is for.
All these helped me which I am hoping could help others too.