“There is no time like the present” – that is a phrase that has powered the minds of humans since civilization first took root (though it may have been spoken and written in many different ways). From the great writings of William Shakespeare to the comic book superheroes of Stan Lee (and every single visual artist on record), every human has striven to take that first step into the unknown and embark on a path to greatness. While alcohol abusers and alcoholics may wander a different path en route to health and happiness, the journey (as hard as it might be) will still be worthwhile. With just the right amount of courage, strength, and wit, you can become the hero of your own story. Here are some big reasons to ditch alcohol for 2019 and make a new life for yourself.
A Time for Change
Change is always difficult, no matter which way you slice it. Making the plunge and casting aside something that (simply put) has possessed years of your life is extremely difficult, like amputating a limb. After a while, alcohol becomes a part of you, and you become part of that drink. Nothing else matters in life, but you can easily change that. With a New Year comes new adventures, and there is nothing better than reaching your personal paradise (although you may have been forced to cross hurricane-ravaged waters to get there).
Key Turning Points
So, why not make 2019 the big year to make these changes? Here are some reasons why you should work hard to treat your alcohol abuse or alcoholism for the new year:
- Making positive lifestyle changes alongside family and friends
- Breaking free of the coffin of exhaustion and sickness
- Returning to mental clarity and peace
- Apologizing to yourself and acknowledging you are a good person
- Regaining financial stability
- Allowing more time for fun activities that are not centered around booze
- Taking control of your life
- Regaining your RESPECT (in the words of Aretha Franklin herself)
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Always remember that alcohol does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your alcohol abuse or addiction troubles today.