After we realize we have become alcoholics that’s definitely the question of the day. How did this ever happen to me? It certainly wasn’t planned.
I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice. The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and generosity.
– Abraham Lincoln
Statistics show that there are more than 19 million alcoholics (that was last year so we can assume the number is growing) in the United States alone, and the numbers are comparable by population in the U.K., Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the rest of the world. And it would appear the downturn in the economy has contributed to the increase in these numbers.
We are in good company too, since there is an almost endless list of enormous talent and genius both past and present who have suffered with alcoholism.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of levity involved in the day-to-day life of the drinker. What started out as social drinking becomes constant, daily drinking with harmful consequences. When you are in the situation where you are abusing alcohol, you need to be careful when you say to yourself “Oh–I’m not that bad”. Alcoholics who reach the advanced stages usually say that very thing at the beginning of their drinking careers too, until continued use takes them from the light category, to intermediate, then advanced. It’s like anything else – you do it long enough and you become a pro.
Some of us get well and some don’t. With those suffering from alcohol addiction or alcoholism who are lucky enough to make it, it can take years to recover through the standard methods. That’s where Max Fisher’s 5 Step Formula comes in. It’s the easiest way to put that drink down, and part of the reason this method is so powerful is you will find yourself getting away from the obsession of drinking. You find that you stop thinking about drinking. You can not only get the relief you need, but people using Max’s method are getting it quickly. Just as one example, recently one woman who hadn’t been able to stop drinking alcohol for years wrote to tell us she stopped within the first three days of using Max’s formula. Here are some other comments:
“Following the steps, I was able to stop drinking, which I really believed I would never be able to do.” – Shawn M.
“I tried your formula and I have put down the drink for the first time in three years.” – Carrie T.
“I was up to almost a fifth of vodka a day and was desperate to stop. After following your directions to the letter, which were surprisingly easy, I have been able to stop drinking. I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you.” – Derek C.
“I just started using the 5 Step Formula and couldn’t believe how fast it works. I can get a job now – thank you Max.” – Joe P.
Quotes on Alcohol
I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.
- Denzel Washington
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
- Ann Landers
Alcoholics despise the taste of alcohol.
- Truman Capote – “Answered Prayers”
I don’t drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.
- Robert Downey Jr.
I certainly do not drink all the time. I have to sleep you know.
Now don’t say you can’t swear off drinking; it’s easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.
- W.C. Fields
ALCOHOL RELATED MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS:
BARFLY – Mickey Rourke/Faye Dunaway
A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE – Peter Falk/Gena Rowlands
FACTOTUM – Matt Dillon/Lily Taylor
On Brain and Liver Damage from Alcohol:
It is my belief that most brain damage and liver damage is reversible. But you can’t just continue to drink the amount you are drinking indefinitely and hope for the best. There are consequences.
If in the back of your mind you are starting to worry about this kind of damage, it may be time to give in to your instincts and really consider how much longer you are going to be able to pull this thing off…
Do You Ever Ask Yourself am I an Alcoholic?
Take a look at the tip offs to find out whether you may have gone from heavy drinking to alcohol addiction. It’s amazing how often we are the last to know.
Don’t Ever Give Up on Yourself
I was one of those alcoholics who truly believed that I would never be able to stop drinking. I’ve been clean for a while now, and no one is more suprised than I am. The most important thing for you to remember is to never give up on yourself.