May 2010

Quitting Cold Turkey

I have been fortunate enough in my lifetime to not become addicted to alcohol. I say fortunate because both of my grandparents were alcoholics, and we have many other family members who’ve been affected by the disease. My grandmother was able to quit cold turkey one day—though I’m sure she thought about it every day for the rest of her life, as most alcoholics will do after quitting—and I know many other people do it as well. That said, that doesn’t make it easy, and there are things you should know if this is the route you choose.