“Always Drunk: A Story of a Man Who Always Rings the Doorbell” by Kevin Dunn is an interesting novel. One that makes you think and reflect on your life. I especially like the part when Dunn puts the kibosh on alcoholism and his own alcoholism. He makes it very clear why he doesn’t want to be part of the problem. He does this through his choice of words and through his story telling.
When I was growing up, I could easily picture the “drunk guy” as someone who was loud and acting stupid and obnoxious. This image of the “alcoholic” stuck with me. Even when I was a teenager, I pictured the same image of a person having the uncontrollable urge to get drunk and disrupting people’s days. This image stuck with me because it’s what I wanted to be – an alcohol-induced wreck. But not anymore.
I’m now a young man. I want to be one with women. I don’t want to be a drunk who yells at them and is rude. I don’t want to be the one who is always on the edge. Instead, I want to be a sober man who can hold a conversation. I want to be the guy who goes out on a Friday night with two or three friends and has a great time.
Now that I am in my thirties, I am grateful for all that life has to offer. I have more friends, more opportunities. I feel more confident in my abilities. I even have one good friend who is never drunk and never seems to have a problem with it. We actually have our own little group of people that meet regularly to discuss everything that happens in our lives.
If you look back at your life, I suspect that you have some moments where you were always drunk. Maybe you were out at a bar, or perhaps you were blackout drunk at a party. Whatever the case may be, I bet at one time or another, you felt awful about yourself. You may have thought about committing suicide or even trying to run off to the next town.
Alcoholism is a disease. It’s a physical dependence upon alcohol. This is a serious disease and one thing that can destroy your life if you don’t get help. But one thing that you can do if you are an alcoholic is to change the things that will lead you to having a healthier lifestyle.
One thing that is important to keep in mind is that you must reduce the amount of times that you have an alcoholic beverage. I can tell you that if you have four drinks a day, you are more likely to have a hangover the following morning than if you only drink one. This is because you are now consuming something that is bringing you alcohol and keeping you from sleeping. This is something that needs to be changed if you want to be sober and stay that way.
Another thing that you must do is to get back into shape as well. Being overweight is not good for one thing and being out of shape will increase your chances of getting another drink in the future as well. Getting healthy and fit is something that everyone should do and it can benefit you greatly if you are an alcoholic. It’s one thing to think about the future and it’s another to actually put those ideas into action.
Make a commitment to yourself that you will not binge drink again. There are going to be times when you have an extra drink and then you can’t seem to stop. This is when you need to say that you will not let your new habit takes over your life. If you are serious about being sober and living a sober life then you will make it happen.
Try not to associate with people who are constantly drunk as well. If you do meet this person at a party, then cut off the relationship now. It will not benefit you to be around someone who is always drunk and can’t hold their alcohol in. You will not only ruin your chances of changing your life but you may also begin to irritate other people around you as well. This is something that you need to avoid if you don’t want to live a life of alcohol dependency.
Being always drunk is not a good idea if you are trying to live a sober life. If you cannot control yourself around alcoholic beverages then you are going to have a hard time overcoming your addictions. Alcohol is a depressant and it will make you feel un-confident in your abilities. Being sober is about having a sense of self-confidence and self-esteem.