Another New Year’s. Another Hangover.
New Years are the chance at a fresh start and they are a chance to implement new habits to change your life for the better. It is funny that right before we make a choice to change our lives for the better with multiple New Year’s resolutions and goals we party like the world is going to end. New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party days of the entire year. It is a huge celebration! Unfortunately this day of partying usually leads to quite the hangover on the first day of a fresh new year. Some of us may have spent another New Year’s drinking and woken up with another hangover, so we decide to do something different with our lives. We decide to stop drinking. Multiple people including myself have done this. The New Year is a fresh start and it can be if you want it to, be a year of sobriety.
At the end of the year we always look back on what we have done with our lives in the past 365 days. For some of us in the grips of an addiction and alcoholism, we look back at the year and all we say are blurred days, blackouts, hangovers, and a whirlwind of destruction. It can cause a lot of pain to those of us who can’t stop drinking or using drugs. So, we spend one more New Year’s Eve drinking the pain away and doing the drugs that give us relief to only wake up in a new year with a new resolve to change our lives for good.
This New Year can be a new start if you want to do things differently. Whether it is to start working out or to get sober, it truly all is possible. There doesn’t have to be another New Year that comes around where you wake up wanting more than anything for your hangover to go away. You can spend the New Years to come sober and happy and with a clear and calm memory of what happened that night. I know this to be true because I relapsed at the beginning of the year 2011. I stopped drinking for good on January 4th, 2011 and have had a sober way of life ever since and it is exponentially better than the days that dragged on while I was drinking. I woke up from New Year’s Day with a clear conscious, with a clear memory of what happened not only the night before but the entire year, and a resolve to take my life to the next level.
It can be really hard to want to start off a New Year fresh and find yourself so drunk that you cannot move the next day, with your head pounding, vomiting, and not remembering what happened. That’s why you can take this New Year and turn it into your year. This can be the last year you ever had New Year’s accompanied with another hangover. Hangovers and drinking are overrated anyways. Don’t have another New Years with another hangover.