Congratulations on your decision to get sober. You are now headed in the most positive direction and this should make you proud. You have already made the decision in your mind to get sober. This could have happened one morning waking up, after a life changing incident that involved you or a loved one or the decision could have come to be over time. Now that you've made the decision to get sober you must take action to ensure that you remain sober. It’s time to take action and ensure your path to sobriety is a successful one. Whatever your first action is make sure it’s a positive one. You want your first step to be an action that you can refer back to in your mind and remember it as one of the best life decisions you've made for yourself. You can look back and remember the day you made that phone call, attended a meeting, or called a health care professional. The options for positive action are numerous and will depend on your situation, they could be: Clearing out all the alcohol in your house. Reaching out to a family member or friend for help. Attending an AA or similar meeting. Contacting an employer sponsored drug and alcohol program. Contacting your healthcare provider to make an appointment with a licensed professional. If you are unemployed or don’t have healthcare there are most definitely programs, services and professionals available through your local community and churches. All the above are positive actions—you may have already done one and if so that’s great! The action you take will be the one that you are most capable and comfortable in doing. There is nothing to be frustrated and fearful about because this action is going to change your life in the most positive way. Without taking action it will be hard to stay on the path of sobriety. So it’s very important after you've made the decision to get sober that you do something about it by taking action. Great accomplishments and goals in life cannot be reached without action. No matter how down and out, depressed, detached or undetermined you feel you must take action. As you put in more effort and take more action the further down the path into sobriety you will be and the better you will feel. Yes, there will be bumps in the road along the way and some days may be more challenging than others but most days should be good days. Since there is nothing bad about being sober you should feel good and begin to live a happier life. When you see how beautiful life is there will be no need to add anything else to it. In order to start seeing and thinking clearly you must remove the things that are clouding your vision. Take action today to bring positive change into your life. For some individuals getting sober can be quite a challenge. If you are a loved one is having trouble getting sober share your thoughts here. What action will you take to bring sobriety into your life? How will you stop drinking?