how to stop drinking and stay sober

Why Do I Drink So Much?

Why Do I Drink So Much? – Talk Sober at YouTube.com

Disclaimer: Marcus is NOT a doctor or a trained addiction counselor. The information in these videos is provided as a resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. Nor is it to be used as a substitute when professional diagnosis and treatment is needed. Please seek professional help when needed. Alcoholism is serious… DON’T mess around! Visit www.TalkSober.com/help or get professional help.  

 

We’re going to talk about overanalyzing. That’s when you spend too much time in your head trying to figure things out.

When I first started to try and get sober, I asked myself: 

  • What is wrong with me? 
  • Why can’t I stop drinking?  
  • Am I weak-willed? 

When you ask, your brain will try to figure out an answer. And if you find out the answers to these questions, you’ll focus on the wrong thing.  

Instead of analyzing why you do what you do, why not focus on not doing it? The knowledge you gain about your condition is going to give you options. We want to get enough knowledge to have the options that we need to take the necessary actions to stay sober.  

Put your mental energy into not taking that first drink. Remember that what you do keeps you sober. You probably drink because you internalize everything, and you don’t know how to deal with life as it comes your way.  

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We need to learn a new way. We need to take the actions that are going to keep us sober. So, train yourself to not need it. Train yourself that you’re going to be okay without it. Bring your body action and your mind will follow. Don’t try to figure everything out, because you’re trying to figure out with the brain that got you there in the first place. 

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein 

Ask yourself: What action can I do right now to not take that first drink? If you feel the craving come again in 15 minutes, ask yourself again. Keep asking it. Keep getting the knowledge so that you can have a sober life.  

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