Drinking addiction can also affect your child

Overcoming alcohol addiction can be a long and jarring affair. You might think that it is impossible for you to overcome it totally. Just pause for a moment and think about the hardships your child has to face if you do not quit this addiction.

Make a serious commitment that you will stop drinking for the sake of your child. If you have a serious drinking addiction, it’s obvious that you consume the best alcohol available; this will cost you a lot of money, money which you should actually be spending on your child. If you don’t provide the basic essentials for your kid when he/she needs it the most, you are in turn cutting down on the basic essentials for yourself.

Your drinking addiction will give a wrong impression to your child, which may also make him/her acquire the same habit when he or she grows up to a certain age. Do try to make a serious effort to at least cut back on the amount of alcohol you consume. Make out a chart as to when you will stop drinking. For example:

                    Costs of drinking.                     Costs of not drinking.
  • Relationships gone bad.
  • Depression, anxiety.
  • Job performance and family responsibilities go bad.


  • Hope of relationships, lasting for a longer period of time.
  • Drinking buddies lost.
  • A sense of responsibility.

No matter how much you try to quit this habit, you may end up going back to it unless you seek professional help. If you are married and responsible for a child, or a single parent, you may qualify for child tax credit. Using this money you can first afford to go to a psychiatrist and when you overcome your addiction you can use the same money for the betterment of your child. If you have more than one child, you can get TAX CREDITS for them also.

Drinking addiction of yours can be nullified by following some easy tips:

  • Get rid of temptations.
  • Avoid bad company.
  • Be truthful to your new restrictions.
  • Declare your objective.
  • Acquire from the previous encounters.

Always keep referring back to these tips so that you know what your objective is.

If you withdraw from alcohol completely, at first you will face a few problems like:

  • Head ache.
  • Elevated heart rate.
  • Stomach cramps.
  • Trouble sleeping.

These effects will start usually after a day or two. You must be resilient in your efforts and stop yourself from going back to have a drink.

Always keep in mind that alcohol addiction will take some time, your addiction will not vanish in a single day. Think about the future of your children.  At the end of the day, your children will suffer the most than you, if you continue with the habit.

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