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How can I avoid alcohol if I'm addicted?

One factor that comes to light in many drunk driving cases is that the person who is facing charges is addicted to alcohol. This is something that is hard to overcome, but it isn't impossible for the people who want to get sober.

There are many different things that you can do to get sober and stay that way. While this might not get you off of the current drinking and driving charges you face, it could help you to avoid future charges. Here are some tips to help you out:

What options are available to get sober?

Some people are able to stop drinking alcohol on their own. Other people need help through rehabilitation programs. People with more serious addictions might need inpatient programs to help them get sober and deal with the issues that are leading them to drink. Outpatient programs and community support programs might be sufficient for people who have an addiction that is life-impacting but not as severe.

How can I stay sober?

Staying sober is often difficult because you might be used to a social life that revolves around alcohol. You may need to change your circle of friends so that you aren't always around adult beverages. You might need to enlist the help of trusted friends to come out with you and help you avoid temptation. Having someone who you can call 24 hours a day for help could help you to cope with the urges to drink when they hit.

You have to be ready to make lifestyle changes if you want to get sober and remain that way. Try to have a positive attitude, even when the going gets tough. This could help you out more than you realize.

Source: Quitalcohol.com, "A Guide to Getting Sober," accessed Aug. 17, 2017

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