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How To Quit Drinking Alcohol

Feb 13, 2008
I would like to present myself as Michael Roberts and Alcoholic for the previous 22 years of my life. I am in no way proud of this statement and realise now that I have wasted away 22 years of my life to alcohol and understand why people used to call me a loser.

I am now 65 years old and for the last 2 years of my life I have been Alcohol free, and to be honest I had no choice in the matter, "either give up or die" that is what my doctor told me. It took me about a mille second to make my mind up.

I had been married before which produced 2 lovely children, although I hadn't seen them for around 16 years due to my own stupidity and selfishness. I realise that now of course and I still feel guilty, but the resulting truth is that if you want alcohol to be part of your life, there's no room for those who really love you as well.

If I remember rightly I was in my mid forties and drinking way too much on a daily basis when my wife warned me what the consequences would be if I didn't sort my problem out. I really didn't think she leave me with the children and I just brushed her warnings away by saying I had everything under control. I should have listened to her as that nightmare day dawned upon me.

It was a bit like someone inserting their hand into my chest and slowly turning my insides round, I think people call it a "gut wrench feeling". After that I took the easy option out, which is what 97% of people do with anything in there lives, "the easy option", and I just kept on drinking more and more and I never even thought about my kids and wife anymore.

I had reached the age of 62 when something happened in my life which would change things around. I got a knock at the door one morning and opened the door to youngish man wreaking of alcohol. He then asked for me by my name saying that he was my son. Well I couldn't believe it but after having a short chat I realised it really was him, the son I hadn't seen for nearly 16 years.

He'd come to tell me he was getting married, and asked me two very important questions. Firstly I'd like you to come to our wedding and secondly you have to be alcohol free. My answer was, "I'd love to son". So the next day I went and saw my local doctor and asked for his help, and that is when he said "either give up or you're going to die". I guess you can't be any more honest than that.

I was beginning to really get down having tried almost everything there was to quit the stuff, when I was once again rescued by my son. He had found something new on the internet at stopdrinkingadvice.org which he kindly purchased for me. There were just 2 years to go to the wedding and amazingly enough this amazing book and audio helped me to quit drinking alcohol in just 6 months. I have never since had the inclination to drink alcohol.

It truly was an absolute nightmare but I hung in there and was determined not to let anything stop me from attending my son's wedding and I am so pleased I did as I am shortly going to be walking hand in hand down the aisle with my daughter.

So why have a I wrote this; One you are never too old in life to quit drinking or quit anything, and if a 63 year old can do it so can you. There are so many things in life which are far more important than having a drink as that's the easy option, so for once why don't you try the hard option...the reward's are far greater.

I know there are people out there like me, and people who are in a similar situation but there is help and I can strongly recommend stopdrinkingadvice.org. There's no harm in trying anything you just need to find the right one that works for you, and it worked for me so it should work for you.
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