Toolkit for Alcohol Recovery (Self)

You might think your drinking has taken you to the bottom. Your friends are worried, your relationships are strained and you’re exhausted. Don’t give up. If you’re struggling with an alcohol problem, there is hope for you.

Reach out for help, and get the care you need today. You’re worth it.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Has drinking threatened your well-being, career or relationships?
  • Do you make poor or risky decisions when drinking?
  • Are you prone to “blacking out” while drinking?
  • Has drinking caused you legal problems?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider seeking help for your alcohol problem.

Steps to take

If you’re considering recovery, the first step to take might be the most difficult: admit you have a problem. The only person who can help defeat your problem with drinking is you. Depending on the severity of your problem, you might want to try self-help measures: curbing your drinking or setting a date to stop drinking.

Group therapy, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, is another effective tactic that works great for many. Many alcoholics choose to partner with a behavioral services facility to find the right balance of inpatient and outpatient care.

Even if you’re not sure where to turn, reach out for help. There’s no shame in asking for help, and the right resource might save your life, career and family.

Finding the Right Resource

Everyone who is trying to defeat their issues with alcohol needs a resource to help. Alcohol abuse may not be something you can control by yourself. When determining the right place to go, consider these four things:

  • Is the behavioral services facility CARF accredited?
  • Are they committed to enhancing your quality of life?
  • Can they help you plan and meet your personal recovery goals?
  • Can they create a custom recovery plan to help you on your journey to recovery?

The journey to overcome addiction may not be quick, but it’s an important mission. There is hope, and you can find help at Prelude.