Friday, February 15, 2019

Getting Sober :: Expository Cause Effect Essays

Getting Sober   To recognize that they attain drinking problems, alcoholics have to be completely miserable and willing to change. When they get to this point, it is called their bottom. There ar high bottom and depressed bottom drunks, but it doesnt matter as long as they get sober. There are many several(predicate) reasons why an alcoholic decides to get sober, but in my own case, I lost my self-assertion, I couldnt fake my drinking, and my aliveness became unmanageable.   The first intimacy that make me think nigh getting sober was that I lost my self-esteem. I always used to cut myself down in front of plurality and never knew how to accept compliments- sure signs of low self-esteem. The biggest symptom I had of low self-esteem was that I wasnt comfortable in my own skin or around people unless I was drunk because the only way I could stand myself was when I drank. I also never cared about my appearance, so I wouldnt wear make-up, fix my hair, or b athe regularly. Still, low self-esteem was something I would never have guessed I had-that is, until I thought about killing myself. Then I knew something might be wrong.   The second thing that made me want to get sober was the realization that I couldnt project my drinking-it had become a mental and physical obsession. Since my first drink at the age of twelve I couldnt go a day without a drink, and I could never have just one. By the age of xvii I was used to drinking a case and a half(prenominal) of beer a day, and for the next two years I lived in a drunken fog. I could not go to school, work, or anywhere else outdoors my front door without a drink or the promise of one. I finally realized something had to be done when I couldnt get a drink one day and swallowing my own spit made me violently sick. I was forced to drink NyQuil to keep from throwing up because it was the only alcohol in the house.   But the main reason I got sober was that my life became u nmanageable. The first thing that made me notice I was out of control was getting kicked out of high school two weeks before graduation.

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