posted on Jul, 5 2015 @ 02:43 PM
One day at a time. I am sure by now you've a million things running around your head on how you are going to get clean. STOP! Go make yourself a cup
of tea/coffee or what ever you fancy, no alcohol at all as it can cause cravings, and sit down and relax. Try and take a deep breath and let your
whole body relax. The more stressed and anxious you become the more your mind focuses on your addiction. Create a little mantra for yourself like
"today is a new day, and I am going to beat you today" you really need to switch to a positive mind set. I do realise how difficult that can be but it
will help you hugely.
Set yourself small achievable targets each day, it is imperative that they are achievable and when you achieve a target you need to really praise
yourself mentally like " I really achieved this today, I am so proud of myself, well done" and say it with meaning. You really have to feel the
immense pride on completing a target.
Next step. This is going to be hard... Go to all of your "friends" that have the same issues and tell them, in your own words, "I am not going to be
seeing you again after today, as my life is taking a new direction and I do not believe that you will have a positive influence in my life" do not
explain your motivation or give them a reason just walk away.
Next step. Find a non judgemental peer, such as a minister, priest or who ever. i must stress that this is not for religious reasons but for you to
speak with and to talk with a person that is not going to be opinionated nor offer advice but listen to you in a calm surrounding.
Next step. Become active. I don't mean join a gym or run 30 miles a day (although exercise is great and also give you manageable targets) I mean with
a group or something. Do something that makes you feel good about yourself.
When you have some, if not all and more, of these things in your life THEN set yourself up with the task of beating your addiction and please do not
try to beat it in one go! As failure will lead you back to square one.
We are all here for you mate, and if you need a chat pop back on your thread. You can be as open and honest as you like and the other good thing is
there is always someone to talk to on ATS.
I have faith in you mate. YOU WILL BEAT THIS