I think because I am all too familiar with addiction, I feel a certain kinship with people who have a hard time with alcohol (but the resources on this page will hopefully be able to help people with other addictions, too). I really want to help, since I've gotten to see, first hand, how destructive and expensive an addiction will become, if you let it go to far! And that is especially true for someone with liver disease or cirrhosis. It's not just the person with alcohol addiction that suffers, but the entire family. So please... if there is anything I can say or do, to motivate you to quit while you're ahead... I want to do that!!! I created a video just to talk to people who are trying to quit drinking, in the hopes I might be able to give you guys some support, and keep you from going down the same road as we did!
Over the last few years I've found a lot of different resources that could be helpful to a person who struggles with alcohol, and have made different posts... but I felt it was time to put everything on ONE PAGE, so it's easier to find! Just scroll down and you will see links for the different pages and resources I've created over the last few years.
Basically, to me, addictions seem to come from some simple things that CAN be beat, if you make the effort. I think addiction usually boils down to:
a) Wanting a state change
b) Seeing yourself as f***ed up in some way (I talk about that in the video on this page)
c) Dealing with some kind of repression
d) An actual physical addiction to the thing, that you need to separate yourself from. You can do it, it just takes time!
Again - although I was never an alcoholic, I feel like there is a reason I went through this whole ordeal with my husband. If you listen to this video, hopefully you'll see why. Sorry guys, it does get really long, so you may want to just listen to it in spurts. Or, as I like to do... while you're folding laundry or doing dishes :D. Also, please be sure to check out some of the links that are further down the page,
When Jake went through a divorce several years ago, he saw a therapist who highly recommended this book Jake said he really liked it a lot, and has started listening to it again. I think this book could be helpful for anyone who has any kind of addiction, whether it's alcohol, food or cigarettes.
If you're trying to quit drinking,
these are the posts I want to share with you the most:
Very Inspiring Videos and Books About Beating Addiction
How to Quit Drinking - Some books on the subject of Alcoholism and living with an Alcoholic
Dealing with Depression and Anxiety - Resources for Getting the Help You Need
Overcoming the Anxiety and Depression that Leads to Alcohol Abuse (an affordable program for anxiety and depression)
The Sinclair Method has a 78% Success Rate - Please Read if You're Trying to Stop Drinking
Stop Over-Drinking - By Brooke Castillo
Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness
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Hope this helps! Hang in there, guys. If me and my husband could get a handle on our addictions, so can you!