If you are trying to achieve alcohol recovery from being trapped in a cycle of drinking, then here are some recommendations for you. One is for you to get into a treatment center as soon as possible. This is probably the best action you can take right off the bat and will generally lead to the best outcome.
Of course such a decision is only as good as your level of internal motivation to really change your life. In other words, if you are not really committed to stop drinking then you are not going to benefit much from rehab. But on the other hand, any other solution for your drinking problem is going to be even worse than going to rehab….meaning that it will yield poorer results. Inpatient rehab really is the best case scenario for alcoholism recovery, though there are other options.
For one thing, you could always try going to straight to a 12 step program, and see how that does for you in terms of solving your problem. For some people this method works just fine, but for others, more is required. A 12 step program such as AA can give you a lot of necessary support, but it will not actually motivate you to stop drinking on your own. Again, it is all about your internal motivation and your level of conviction to really stop. Without this level of motivation you are just going to be spinning your wheels by attempting to stop drinking in recovery.
Alcoholism is nothing to take lightly and if you are suffering from a serious drinking problem then I would urge you to take action immediately. The whole secret of recovery from alcohol is to take massive action. In fact, it does not really matter much what you do or how you do it, so long as you take drastic action in your life in order to overcome your problem.
Think about the fact that there are many different programs for substance abuse and alcoholism. There are 12 step programs, religious based programs, behavior modification programs, and so on. Some of these programs work for some people, but not all of them will work for everyone. Therefore, you should explore your options and find out what works for you in recovery.
Do not be confused or misled by people who claim that they have the ultimate solution for recovery, or if they claim that there is only one path that works. These people are reacting in fear and they do not understand that the holistic approach is what works best.
What you should ultimately do is to take action and try different solutions for your problem. If something does not work for you then try something else. Be responsible and find a way to make recovery for you.