For alll of us that have had an addiction to alcohol for many years, we are so frighten to change our life, and live that life of sobriety. For myself, I wanted to live sober, but I was so frightened of how I would be able to get along in life without my crutch of alcohol.
Our first step is to want to get sober and stay sober for the rest of our lives. That is the number one thing, at least it was it was for myself. You need to want sober and not be forced, threatened into changing your life.
For many alcoholics that want to change their and get sober, I would advise you to get the Professional Help needed to detox in a safe and healthy manner.
For myself, I did not take that approach, and to tell you the truth once I made up my mind to surrender to my demons and get sober, I was so afraid of what would happen to me over the period of time in the beginning of my sobriety. I truly took a huge change on my life by not getting sober in a safe and healthy manner.
I was one of the lucky people that nothing happened bad to me, although I was a nervous wreck for weeks, but I stood my grounds and never broke my promise to myself that no matter how I felt and how bad I wanted to have drink I would NOT pick up an alcoholic drink for the rest of my life....