Catch Yourself Before You Fall Into An Addiction

How many people do you know that have fallen into an addiction? They don't get addicted because they are out for a death wish I can tell that much. I had fallen into an alcohol addiction myself, but over many years of drinking alcohol I had fallen and caught myself and picked myself up.

Catch yourself before you fall into an addiction. These addictions whether be drugs, alcohol, hoarding, sex, eating and many more things that people get addicted to are controllable if you have the strength to walk away and not let those demons inside you take over your life.

I was one of those people that just didn't have the strength to say no and walk away from the demons that controlled my life. I admit, I was weak and didn't really care what happened to me, but as I didn't know, I wasn't only ruining my life I was ruining the ones that loved and cared for me, my family and wife.

The way to catch yourself before you fall into an addiction is to don't start doing drugs or drinking alcohol to start with. Yes, I know, you may think I am talking crazy and how can we predict if we will get addicted to any type of drug when first starting our experimenting with drinking or using.

Don't get me wrong I am not anti-drinking because I loved to drink and loved how it made me feel, but the point is I didn't know when to stop. I didn't know when enough was enough. I didn't know how to catch myself before I became fully addicted to alcohol. I'm sure any alcoholic, such as myself, the first thing we think of when we open our blood shot eyes in the morning is what time is it and when should I start drinking alcohol again?

Now being clean and sober and looking back on those dim days of my life I can not believe I let those demons control my life like they did and how they control millions of other people all over the world the same way.

It is pitiful and sad that this liquid can destroy a humans life and everything that belongs to us humans, including spouses, families and friends.

We must be stronger than our addiction. Many of us will learn the hard way and in some case it will unfortunately be death by addiction. A overdose, drinking so much that you get alcohol poisoning and losing our good health, our looks, our families and friends all for the love of alcohol.

Think about it as I did. Is it really worth all of that because we are just pain weak and can't stand up to our demons and shut them down in their tracks. Learn the word "NO." Learn to live without your crutch.

Remember God gave all of us only one life, so we should use this beautiful gift of life to the fullest and not destroy it with drugs and alcohol. If you are addicted to anything, think about giving your only life a second chance.

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L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

I believe one of the factors that contribute to people becoming addicted to a substance or behavior has to do with the common belief that as an individual, we are stronger than those "others" who become addicted.


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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Being from an alcoholic family I relate very well, it is very destructive to oneself, and also everyone around you. Fortunately it is a death wish, and even to others around you when you don't value their lives by driving them in a car impaired, or many other scenarios with guns, drugs, etc. Thanks for writing this hub! Posted on my facebook! :)


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Joe Macho 5 years ago from Colorado

Thanks for the motivations. I've been trying to stop smoking for a while now, but learning to say no is the hardest part. You're hub gives me much hope. God Bless


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Mark, thanks for sharing this hub and your strength with us. Life is so precious.

Cloverleaf.


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A M Lehrer 5 years ago from Southern United States

Thank you for sharing! I am always happy to hear these success stories...but if you don't mind me asking, what do you think started your addiction? Why couldn't you easily stop? Did you just not see a better life for yourself?


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Elenin 5 years ago from So Cal

Greed


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

L.L. Woodard, thanks for your comment and addiction will take over your life if you are not strong enough to fight back. I was at one point weak and the demons got me until I surrendered and just walked away.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

L.L. Woodard, thanks for your comment and addiction will take over your life if you are not strong enough to fight back. I was at one point weak and the demons got me until I surrendered and just walked away.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

HattieMattieMae

Thank you for commenting. It is a death wish for sure when we all know better and know exactly what can and will happen to us if we continue to abuse alcohol and or drugs, It is not a secret at all. It's just that many of us such as myself don't or didn't have the willpower to sat no more


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Joe, Keep at it and stay strong you will overcome that habit of smoking. Don't give in or give up and you will achieve.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Cloverleaf, so nice to hear from you again. I have learned you have to be abnd stay strong. Thanks again for your support andyour kind comments.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

A M Lehrer, Thank you for your comment. What really started my drinking at age 19 was a huge problem with my first girl friend. i drank figuring everything would go away. I tryed to hide behind the bottle but it didn't work. The only thing that did work is that I became addicted to the drink big time and could not go a day without it. I needed more and more to get the feeling I had when first started to drink and it snow balled from there. The person that got me started is haunting me to this day and my wife and children too, BUT I have not touched a drop with everything that has been going on. I will not make the same mistake twice.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Wise words, Marky.

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