How to Battle Alcoholism After Divorce

Divorce can be painful enough, but add excess alcohol to that and it could be the recipe for disaster. This article will help you maintain self control and beat your addiction.


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    Realize that you have a problem. That is crucial and you can't make any progress until you admit to yourself that something needs to be done.
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    Rather than focusing on the negative, see this time in your life as an opportunity to improve yourself. Stop drinking, exercise, read, play sports. Do things that you love, that maybe you didn't have time for before or that your spouse didn't enjoy. This will give you something positive to focus on.
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    Make a list of the reasons that you want to stop drinking (or cut back). Horrible hangovers, spending too much money on booze, calling in sick frequently, and wallowing in self-pity are all good reasons to quit drinking. When you get the urge to drink look at your list and remember how far you've come.
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    Pay attention to how you feel when you are sober. Healthy, alert, energetic. Too much booze can weaken you, making you lethargic and lackluster. No one wants to date a lush. Take care of yourself. You deserve to live a good life!
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    If you really want to win the war on alcoholism you should get rid of any tempting alcohol you may have in the house. Don't put yourselves in situations where you will be pressured to drink. This might mean you will have to make new friends or find new places to hangout but that's OK and it's for your future. What could be more important than that?
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    When you start to feel weak think of all the progress you've made. Keep a journal that details how you feel when you don't drink. Everyday sober is one step closer to winning. Spend time doing things that you love and being with positive people who make you happy.


  • It may not be easy but it can be done. AA meetings may help you to listen to other peoples stories. Someone else may be going through the same thing as you.
  • Every day is a new chance. If you slip up, move on and try again.


  • It may be hard to change if you've been drinking for years, but remember this is your chance to change your life. Don't be that person that lets a bottle control their life. Take charge and be the person you've always wanted to be. You can do it!

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