There is for every alcoholic that moment when they say to themselves, “I can’t stop drinking.” Although this moment often coincides with feelings of shame and despair, it can actually be a turning point and, therefore, a moment of tremendous hope (even if it doesn’t seem that way at the time). The first step of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable.” The moment that we admitted that couldn’t stop drinking is the moment that our denial began to crack.
People who have realized that they can’t stop drinking will often try different ways to “cure” themselves. They may tell themselves they need to only drink beer and wine or stop using other substances in addition to alcohol. They may try to limit their drinking to just the weekends. There are books and DVDs that promise to help people stop drinking without treatment and without the 12 Steps. These methods promise quick fixes or lead you to believe that you can learn how to slow down on your drinking, or “cure” your alcoholism. These methods come and go, but the 12 Steps have been helping people get—and stay—sober since the 1930’s. A majority of the time people will have short-lived success (at best) with anything other than treatment and the 12 Steps.
If you can’t stop drinking and you want a better way of life, there is hope. There is a Solution is a free service that connects people to the treatment they need. Our purpose is to help people through the process of finding a treatment center that is the most appropriate for their needs. We are experienced professionals in the addictions field who are also in recovery. We know what it’s like to realize that you can’t stop drinking and that your life is falling apart. We have been through the treatment process. And most importantly, we have found lasting sobriety. Our relationships with various treatment centers enable us to work with and for our clients to get them affordable drug and alcohol treatment. Our experience and knowledge help us determine which treatment will be the best fit for the individual that we are working with. You will be provided with an individualized treatment plan that takes into consideration your alcohol history, treatment history and personal history.
If you have reached a point where you can’t stop drinking, it’s time to talk to someone. Call and speak to one of our interventionists today at (800) 832-5250.