Glad you've recognized a problem and wanting to [i]make a decision early [/i]about nipping it in the bud before it's too late...of course it only gets worse, unless you decide to change. You must [i]manage your decision daily[/i]. Example...I will not drink today. I will not go to that place today, where they're serving alcohol. I will consider carefully today who I spend my time with...are they drinking? I will not buy alcohol today. I will not drink alcohol at home, alone, today. Though you can't go back and make a new start -- you can start now and make a brand new end! I drank alcohol for over 30 years, so understand your pain. You can stop, and help is just a prayer away. You don't need 12 steps...just Jesus. I've put you at the top of my prayer list...yes, praying to God, in Jesus' name...the one and true, living God! Many choose not to believe...that's their choice...not trying to force it on anyone. God doesn't take anyone to heaven kicking and screaming...everyone has a choice to make. The Bible is for Christians...our handbook. I wouldn't go a day without it...my Spirit needs food, too. Believing in Jesus is what saved my life...He's not for everyone...as you'll continue to read on this forum...and that's their choice. God came for everyone, but many choose not to accept the free gift He offers. You must accept it. Oops, gotta get back to my handbook for life.
P.S. Would've sent you a PM but found that even though I've registered, still not authorized to send a PM. It is a mystery.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. <><