Giving up alcohol is not easy! 5 things that can happen if you are a recovering alcoholic

#Fight Against Alcoholism!

Well, changing your habit whether it is good or bad is not easy at all. If you bring change in your habits like stopping something or initiating something, then it can definitely have some major impacts on your body. Today, we are going to talk about alcoholism and it’s major impacts on your body if you stop drinking it.

Also Read: Alcohol Has Severe Effects On Heart

Fighting addiction is a long and not so easy process. Not only does it take courage to admit to being an addict, but taking the first step toward recovery is just as difficult. First of all, the addict himself needs to have both the need and will to go through it. Then, the loved ones need to do the same. Having each other’s support is highly important during a recovery. Alcoholism does not need it’s introduction because it is not new to the world. More than 3 million annual deaths are related to alcohol consumption. Moreover, people do not just die from drinking too much alcohol, e.g. as a result of liver failure, but also from the accidents caused by their impaired mental capacities.

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Nevertheless, even though alcoholics face many serious issues, they can still get out of the gutter. With a little bit of help from support groups, and friends and family, they could become healthy again. So, long as they are willing, a second chance could be around the corner. And if you are close to a recovering alcoholic, whether it is a friendship or a love relationship, you need to understand how to deal with the situation. Here are some of the major things to know.

1.Some problems can be there even after the drinking stops: Even though they have decided to give up alcohol, new problems could arise during the recovery process. These may or may not be related to wanting to drink again. For example, social communication could be a problem for the recovering alcoholic. These are natural problems need not to worry. It is important to know that nothing can be, nor should be, done by force. You should have patience. Moreover, you can always seek help from a professional such as a therapist

2. Relapse can happen in moments of weakness: This is one of the things you need to care of. The worst thing that could happen is for the recovering alcoholic to go back to his old habits. However, there are few signs that can be observed by the other person in order to prevent a relapse. A sudden change in behavior, such as aggressiveness or seclusion, could be first signs of giving up. Also, if your partner starts hanging out with the wrong crowd, once again, you should take extreme action and put a stop to it.

3. They will sometimes use their condition as leverage: They will be fragile, weak and prone to moments of sadness or depression, from time to time. They will likely use their condition to manipulate you. The important thing here is not to fall for their tricks. They might say they are unable to do something because they are having a hard time. Or perhaps, blackmail you into giving them something because of the hardship their recovery carries. Resist yourself from flowing into their talks rather help them to give up alcohol completely

They need love and support

4. Love and support are not enough—you need to seek out professional help: Love, care, and help from near and dear ones to give up alcohol are effective but to an extent only guys.When you cannot handle the situation by yourself, reach out to someone. Maybe talking to a friend or consulting with a therapist could help you relieve the excess stress. Going for psychological session or counseling can be really helpful. Therapists are trained for this.

5. Pulling them away from a bad environment may seem like you are suffocating them: As said, you need to go above and beyond while supporting your partner. They could become weak and there will present temptation, such as hang around people with bad influence or bars—actually, any place that could trigger them. You should not be too hard on them in your quest of helping. Maybe you should keep them away from these conditions in the beginning, but as they progress, you could start involving them in social events like going out to clubs or having a drink in front of them. Be careful to do this step by step; it will be hard for them, for sure, but it is a necessity that cannot be avoided.

Although things can get quite difficult, but remember nothing is impossible! Keep practicing and you will succeed in your way!

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Radhika Srivastava

She loves to express her feelings via her write -ups! She is a young passionate writer who brings unusual ideas to explore the world.
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