Almost 80% of the world’s adult population consumes alcohol in one form or other. Alcohol has become the basic need of parties of all types. From birthday parties to marriage ceremonies, alcohol is served almost everywhere. Though opposed by some people, the majority of the population seems to be okay with the widespread use of alcohol. Alcohol has its benefits, but the problem starts when it turns out to be an addiction. People often get addicted to alcohol and start consuming it in excessive amounts. I too had faced the same problem and was addicted to alcohol at a point in time. But today, I am free from alcoholism. In this post, I will share my experience about the journey from an alcohol addict to an alcoholism-free person.
I started drinking alcohol at the age of 16. It was a tender age and I was eager to discover new things in life. During that time, my friends suggested that I try wine for the first time. I remember that there was wine named Sauvignon Blanc. As it was a popular brand, I was eager to know more about it. I wanted to taste it, as there were questions in my mind like “Is Sauvignon Blanc sweet?” “Is it dry?” or “Is it flavored?” The only way to find answers was to taste it.
One day, one of my friends brought a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. He offered me a glass and I accepted it without hesitation as I wanted to know ‘Is Sauvignon Blanc sweet?’ As I took a sip, I was overwhelmed with its sweet taste and Aroma. It seemed to be the best thing in the world to me then. This was the start of my journey into the world of alcoholism.
As time passed, I started to drink more and more wine. Slowly, I changed my preference from wine to other alcoholic drinks like whisky, vodka, gin, rum, beer, etc. I never noticed that I had become an alcoholic. I was addicted to alcohol and had to booze every day at any cost and from any source.
As years passed on, my health condition became worse. I had become overweight and was facing serious health problems. I realized that the alcohol I was consuming was affecting my health. But, it was too late for then. After several attempts, I was not able to give up drinking. My willpower was strong but the urge of alcohol had taken over my willpower.
After losing hope, I approached a doctor. He suggested that I should join a rehabilitation Center where experts could help me out with this problem. I took his advice and joined a rehabilitation center in my hometown. There were many people like me at the center who were facing the same problem as mine. I met doctors and experts at the center and under their guidance and efforts, I was finally able to give up the habit of alcohol.
This was my journey from an alcoholic to an alcoholism-free person. I hope you got some inspiration and value from my story.
Thank you for reading!