Addicts awake craving their choice substance to abuse. Alcohol in the morning was when my addiction began for the day. By noon (or, “lunch time”) I was usually flying pretty high. I would not quit chasing it until I passed out at night. Being addicted to anything is a vicious cycle of chasing after the choice substance all day long.
People who do not have this problem cannot understand why the craving is so strong or why an alcoholic cannot just stop drinking. Really, it’s no different than the person who cannot start their morning without having a couple cups of coffee or the person who must eat ice cream every night. Our behavior is driven by the things we crave.
A close friend of mine always eats his lunch at noon at work. One day I asked him why he always eats all of his peas, then eats all of his potatoes and then saves the meat for last. He responded and said that he could not stand to mix things together in his mouth. One day he said to me: “I cannot understand why alcoholics can’t just stop drinking?” I then explained to him that the way he eats his meals in the morning, noon and at night is a habit. After I mentioned it that way, he then understood why an addict cannot just stop cold turkey. He actually got a little nauseous when I asked him if he could start eating all his items together rather than separate.
I quit drinking when I realized that the craving to satisfy my addiction was controlling me all day long. I would crave alcohol first thing whenever I would wake up. Then, by the time noon came, I had already consumed a fair amount of Ice House. Sometimes I would find something to do away from the house (or, “family”) at night just so I could continue to chase after getting a drink. The obsession was horrible. From the time I would wake up until I would go to bed, I was constantly trying to arrange things so that I could get a drink. This article will help: Alcoholic’s Mind.
Why do alcoholics Crave alcohol all the time?
The addiction is a physical and mental one that effects their behavior all day long. To understand why alcoholics can’t stop, you have to think about things that you crave all of the time. They say that it takes twenty one days to break a habit. I suppose you could think about your sexual drive to better understand the power of the craving. When it’s at the peek, almost nothing could stop you from satisfying your sexual desire.
Do you smoke, over exercise, or eat a lot. What about watching TV, are you constantly glued to the television all of the time. When your favorite show is going to be on, do you crave watching it until you get satisfied? I would guess that you schedule your life around the things that you desire to do most in a day. Well, the same is true for the alcoholic; they are just craving alcohol all day long. The difference is that they have a physical addiction as well as a mental one.
Because of the mental and physical aspect working together, alcoholics crave getting a drink every morning. By the time noon comes they have usually had one already. At nighttime many alcoholics have consumed enough to make them pass out. It’s an addiction that keeps the craving more all of the time. To crave alcohol is an endless pursuit of satisfying a habit that can never be satisfied.