You know you have a problem, but you don’t know how to fix it.
This is such a common experience for alcoholics or people who drink too much but don’t consider themselves alcoholics. (We’re not here to squabble over labels or whatever, let’s cut to the chase – if you think you have a drinking problem, you do. It doesn’t matter if you’re drinking once a day, or all day every single day. You know yourself better than anyone, and you’re here right now, so let’s just get to it…)
It’s not easy to stop drinking. Most people that should stop drinking, won’t stop drinking. Not everybody in the world needs to stop drinking, but some people definitely do. Once it starts to interfere with your life, that’s a problem. Some people can manage it better than others, but when you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, we want to make sure that you’re equipped to succeed.
We put together this resource to help people that have decided that they’re ready to stop drinking.
If you’re not really sure if you have a problem, but you’re here right now, let that be a sign or a hint. Everyone is different, there’s no magic number that means you’re all good, but if you have one more drink, you’re suddenly an alcoholic with a drinking problem. It doesn’t work that way. It’s a spectrum, and everyone is a different.
That’s why it can be so hard for some people to reach out for help. They have a feeling that maybe they’re getting into dangerous territory or that something could be on its way to going wrong, but then they look at the homeless guy outside of the alcohol store who has 1 tooth left, can’t form a single sentence, hasn’t showered in months, and is just falling face-first to the rock bottom, and they think “Well, I’m not doing nearly as rough as him, so I guess I’m all good…”
That’s the problem with comparing your journey to other people’s. You know yourself, you know how you feel, and if you feel like it’s time to make a change, you can start here.
You have to be the one to make the change for yourself, but you don’t have to do it alone.