When it comes to sobriety, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Some people find it helpful to tell their friends and family about their decision before they’ve even had a chance to try quitting on their own. Others would rather take some time to get comfortable with the idea of being sober before sharing it with anyone else.
There’s no right or wrong way to do things – the most important thing is that you feel confident and comfortable with your chosen approach. This blog will give you some tips on how to tell your loved ones that you’re ready to quit drinking, without feeling pressured or uncomfortable.
Be Confident in Your Decision and Support System
First and foremost, it’s important to be confident in your decision. If you’re not sure about what you want to do yet, don’t feel pressured to tell people until you are certain. You should also make sure that you have some support systems in place before taking this step – having a strong support system in place can make it much easier to stay sober.
When you’re ready to tell your friends and family, be assertive. Make sure they understand that this is an important decision for you and that you expect respect from them in regards to your choice. Be clear about what kind of support you need from them and make sure to ask for it.
Be Prepared for Their Response
In some cases, your friends and family may not understand your decision right away. It’s important to be mentally prepared for how they may react in regard to your decision, even if you don’t accept it. Take the time to explain why you made this choice, but don’t feel obligated to justify it or get into a long debate.
Ultimately, the decision to quit drinking is a personal one, and you should feel comfortable with it before sharing it with others. Use these tips as guidance when telling your friends and family that you’re ready to become sober – but above all, listen to your intuition and feel confident in your decision.
The Good Life Treatment Center is here to help you on your recovery journey and provides services like Family Therapy that can be beneficial for those who want this support.Call (561) 250-8552 today to discuss your treatment and therapy options.