So here you are, in a world full of wonder, beauty and a myriad of possibilities. You are breathing, barely, but you are breathing nonetheless. Do you see that sun? It rises to give hope, to remind all of us that today is a new day that brings fresh opportunities to smile again, to love again, to live again. But at this point you are just staring at the sunrise without moving. You’re crippled by your own fears and your own shadow. You badly want, badly need, to just start crawling, walking, running and flying again like you used to before darkness swallowed you. You know what the good news is? It’s never too late. Here are the top three reasons why you should start your journey towards recovery from alcoholism today:
YOU ARE AMAZING
You may opt to sell yourself short, but the people around you who love and care about you know this: you are indeed an amazing person. You had a life before your drinking problem, and you will have a life after. Everyone of us goes through rough times at one point in our lives, and it just so happens that your rough time is your alcoholism. Don’t even be ashamed, scared or angry that you are going through this right now. It’s totally normal. What’s important is for you to remember that this doesn’t have to be a thing that controls you. You’ve definitely had your fair share of sleepless nights, rocky roads and deadly precipices, but so what? The point is you are alive, and there is a light within you.
LIFE IS AMAZING
There’s a saying that goes, “The good thing about being lost is that you one day get to be found.” Life is a series of episodes, good and bad, that make up moments, memories and experiences that eventually define who we are. Alcoholism, on the other hand, is not a part of those episodes; at least, it doesn’t have to be. You may be going through a lot right now, and it may seem like there is no end to the tunnel, but you’ll get there. You’ll one day see life again as you did before this challenge came your way. After all, there’s a reason why it’s called a challenge: because you can overcome it, you just need a little help.
THE FIRST STEP IS THE BIGGEST
At the end of the day, you are the only person who can help yourself. The first step is admitting that you have an alcohol addiction, and that you need help to recover from it. And usually, the first step is the hardest and also the biggest. Once you’ve taken the first step, everything else will follow as long as you remain willing, open, determined and hopeful. If at this very minute you are thinking to yourself, “I do have a problem, and i am gonna fix it”, then there is great news for you: you’re on your way to recovery.