[youtube:ssIhT7IibLQ?fs=1;Ways To Help You Start [link:giving up drinking ];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssIhT7IibLQ?fs=1&feature=related] I would like to present myself as Michael Roberts and Alcoholic for the previous 22 years of my life. I am in no way proud of this statement and realize now that I have wasted away 22 years of my life to alcohol and understand why people used to call me a loser.
I have just recently reached retirement age and have now enjoyed 2 whole years alcohol free. The day I came to my senses was at the Doctors when he came clear with me and told me that it was give up time or time to die. Fortunately it didn’t take me ant tome tome at all to come to the right decision.
I was fortunate enough to have been married before and I have 2 wonderful children, but all that went pear shaped and went for 16 years without seeing my kids. I really feel awful when I think what I missed and the problem is then when alcohol forms part of your life everything else falls by the wayside.
It was when I was about 46 when I was drinking heavily on a daily basis, that my x wife told me to sort out my problem or she was out with the kids. I thought I had my problem under control and told her so but through my own pigheadedness the worst day of my life fell upon me.
I was thoroughly gutted and as far as I was concerned I only had one option left in my life. I just began to drink more and more in an attempt to forget my misery and the alcohol actually managed to make me forget about my wife and kids.
I was the grand old age of 62, when I got a knock on my front door one morning, and there was the young tall lad stood there, smelling of vodka from the night before I opened the door, and asked “can I help you son?”, and to his reply he asked for me by my name and if so he was my son. Well at first I thought this was some kind of joke, and after a long chat and looking at some pictures he’d brought round I’d released this was my son who I hadn’t seen for 16 years.
He’d come to tell me he was getting married, and asked me two very important questions. Firstly I’d like you to come to our wedding and secondly you have to be alcohol free. My answer was, “I’d love to son”. So the next day I went and saw my local doctor and asked for his help, and that is when he said “either give up or you’re going to die”. I guess you can’t be any more honest than that.
I tried every single thing out there you could think of and to honest nothing seemed to be working, and then my son came across this website stopdrinkingadvice.org. I didn’t have much money so my son bought this for me. I had just over 2 years to sort my self out and with the help of my son and this incredible audio and book I did it. It took me 6 months, and I have never touched a drop since.
I admit it was a tough time and I really had to be firm with myself but at the end of the day nothing was going to stop me watching my son getting married and now I am looking forward to walking down the aisle with my daughter.
One of the reasons I have written this is to prove that you are never too old to stop drinking. Drinking alcohol is the easy option, so why don’t you take the hard path too and I can assure you that the reward is well worth the effort.
I know there are people out there like me, and people who are in a similar situation but there is help and I can strongly recommend stopdrinkingadvice.org. There’s no harm in trying anything you just need to find the right one that works for you, and it worked for me so it should work for you.
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