First let me tell you without setting any goals you’ll never stop or cut down on your drinking habit, it’s that simple. First you need write down small goals, like cutting down on your drinking habits, just maybe you can cut out drinking one night a week. The thing here is you need to start and get into good habits and get rid of the bad ones.
DUI penalties are increasing, even for first offenders. Organizations like Mothers Against drunk driving are educating the public and making it the popular political move for lawmakers to increase DUI offenses. The legal blood alcohol concentration level in all states is .08%, which is lower than it used to be.
Talk to him or her and see how they feel about your drinking. In some cases, the alcoholic knows that they have a problem and they know that you only have a few drinks here and there. They may not have a problem with this. However, if they think that because you drink, this means that they can drink, you may need to stop even if they have no problem with you drinking. This sounds ridiculous, but it can happen. Many alcoholics know they have a problem and they know that their spouse or partner does not.
The first, the Legacy of Recovery, offers the lessons learned and the Steps to be taken to those who have yet experienced the spiritual journey of recovery and to those who may experience it anew. The Legacy of Unity ensures that the focus of Alcoholics Anonymous stays on recovering and sharing that recovery with others. The first of the Twelve Traditions says that “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A. A. unity” (Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, p. 78). No one person is the face or the voice of A. A. Finally, the Legacy of Service is focused on sharing the message of recovery.
Luckily, I have learned some better methods of dealing with these sorts of challenges. Instead of getting drunk I sent an email to my CPA letting her know about the letter. I then found a quiet spot and asked God to please handle this problem for me since I did not have the tools do so myself. My next thought was to call my alcoholics anonymous sponsor and let him know what was going on.
The simple plain fact is that the majority of people in the world don’t and are completely unaware of their alcohol drinking problem. They behave like horses with their blinkers on and only focus on what’s ahead instead of deviating from their stricken lives. This type of person is not prone to even admitting that alcohol plays a part in their lives.
But I know some people just can’t get their head around a 12 step program like AA – so in those cases I recommend finding something that has a spiritual core that works for you and that will help you continuously grow, develop as a person and help you leave those addictive tendencies behind you.