On this Eve of 2019, you are probably preparing that long, tiresome list of New Year’s resolutions that (if you are being honest with yourself) will be very difficult to fulfill. So, in the light of this new year, try making a single resolution, a single promise that you are 100% confident you can keep. For some of you, this promise might be a dream of becoming a singer or accomplishing a gold medal for your team. For others, you might have a goal to become a filmmaker or an actor. However, for a large portion of the people reading this article, you are probably hoping you can kick your bad habits and finally reach a happy, sober time of your life. Remember, it is never too late to take that first step. Here is how you can make 2019 a Happy and Sober New Year.
Why You Should Quit Drugs and Booze
Did you know that 90% of New Year’s resolutions fall flat because people completely lack the proper motivation to see these wishes through? Once the silver ball drops and the fireworks start, we tend to forget about overcoming our shyness or our dreams of becoming sober. So, before you make that resolution, consider why you should quit booze and use that as fuel to power that goal. Ultimately, some people rely on the DEAD (delay, escape, acceptance, and dispute) model to quit drinking, and, if you use the right format, you can make sobriety happen. So, to break your boozing:
- Delay: Stop yourself before you give in to a craving.
- Escape: Flee the situation that is triggering your cravings.
- Accept: Realize that cravings and urges are a part of what makes you human.
- Dispute: Consider the criteria for change and make it happen.
How to Have a “Sober Party”
When in doubt, follow the teetotaling host’s advice and throw a “sober party,” where no alcohol is served whatsoever and enforce strict rules for these pesky beverages. Consider a fun movie night or a game night where you serve soda and virgin Margaritas. If you are the travel-lover, take the opportunity to leave town and see a new place. As long as you are distracted in a clean, positive way, you will (not can) make this change happen.
From all of us at Asana, Happy New Year 2019!
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
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.