Re: I'm an alcoholic. Husband says he's done.
identify the situations and feelings that lead to an increase in cravings. note what time of day, your state of mind, what is occuring around you and with whom. Take an inventory of how you feel physically and emotionally. are you well rested? identify emotions you experience or dont want to experience that make you want to drink to cope. could be anger, sadness, feeling hopeless or helpless, feeling worthless, guilty or shamful. Identify when you have these feelings. knowlege is power. some done even see a relaspe coming before they have the bottle in their hand. identify any character defects you need to acknowledge and address that lead you into addict behavior such as lying, being guarded, and sneaky. always be honest with yourself even when you are lying to others. know at any given time you have a choice of what you do, if not what you feel. Their are hundreds of things you can do besides picking up a drink. relaspe is a choice. get a home group and a sponsor. try working the steps if you havent started all ready. get any underlying mental health issue addressed. Be honest with your health care providers. As a child of two alcoholic parents, I can tell you with out a doubt, your kids are affected. good thing they are young, you can determine now how much damage you will do to them. Good luck sister