What really helped me take my first step towards sobriety was to acknowledge and identify my "triggers". In my case it was my past. I didn't have an easy childhood and alcohol abuse in my family was simply used as an escape from reality. Once I realised that none of my problems could nor should be solved by alcohol, I could finally see that I was the one who needed to work on myself and let go of my past habits in order to become myself again. If I can offer my advice, it would definetly be to find help and understanding from friends or professionals.