How To Avoid A Hangover - Just Don't Drink

Everyone that loves to drink alcohol many times ask, "how to avoid a hangover and my answer is just don't drink."

I have had many nasty hangovers in my days of drinking alcohol, but I can say those days are far behind me now since I have become clean and sober. I never thought the day would ever come that I would be sober and living a life of sobriety trying to teach other alcoholics that there is always hope to get out of the rut you are living in drinking your life away.

There is also more to life than drinking everyday of the week like I did and millions of others around the world. It seems to me since I have been sober that so many people that are addicted to alcohol just can't go a day without drinking, and I admit I was one of those people, sad to say, but very true.

Can you imagine waking up in the morning with a clear head and feeling refreshed from your good nights sleep? When was the last time you have felt that way? Of course that question is for those that drink and abuse alcohol.

A lot of times those that feel like crap the morning after heavy drinking open up a beer or whatever they like to drink to get that edge off and get that hair of the dog as they say. The problem I find with that is, yes that drink may help you feel a bit better getting that booze back into your system, but so many times one drink may not be enough and here you are right back to drinking the day away because now your body is in the state it was hours before and that is drunk.

My Advice to You

Here is my advice to everyone reading this:

  • If you are thinking about starting to drink alcohol, DON'T START DRINKING!
  • If you do drink and abuse alcohol then give your body a second chance and slow down or stop drinking all together.
  • If you know someone that has a drinking problem try and talk some sense into them in a way that you won't make them rebel and just drink more alcohol on spite.
  • Remember, you are here just one time on earth and all of us should make the very best of our life and don't and abuse alcohol to the point that you have to have it every single day of your life. For any of you that do have a huge drinking problem I would recommend thinking long and hard of what you are doing to yourself and others that love and care about you, such as you spouse and children.
  • This is only a few things I can think about, but the rest of the story of over drinking and abusing alcohol is in the hands of each one of us, so please do the right thing for yourself and others that care about you living a long healthy life and stop drinking and abusing alcohol.
  • Once you have been away from alcohol for some time, and are strong enough and have the determination to live with long term sobriety, each day, week, month and year will get easier to deal with the absence of alcohol. At least this is true for myself and I think it would be true for anyone that wants to live a life of sobriety as I am right now.
  • It really isn't as hard as you may think it is to get and stay sober.
  • If you want sobriety back in to your life and think you can't do it alone then ask for the help you will need to accomplished your sobriety. There are so many excellent Rehab. Centers all over the world, so that advantage of the help that people want to give you.
  • Get out of the denial you have been living in for years and admit you have a drinking problem and then do something about that drinking problem to get your life back in order.


© 2012 Mark Bruno

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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Great hub Clean, with an important message. It's an effective way to let people you know how to keep your sobriety and you have all that experience to share with them. Good job and very passionate.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

eHealer- Thank you so much for your kind comment. I do have lots of experience with drinking sad to say, but I learned you need no alcohol to have a great life. Now it is my time to try and help others realize sobriety can be in anyone's life.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Very important and awesome hub. I have to say I was never a huge drinker, but did date an alcoholic back when I was younger and watched it ruin his life pretty much. He alienated his family, friends and lost me because of it, as well as his job. So I know first hand why not to start drinking. Have voted up and sharing too.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Janine Huldie- Thank you for reading and your comment although it is sad to hear that drinking ruined your relationship. I have seen this happen so many times in my life and came very close for myself, but I knew what was more important in my life and it certainly was not the alcohol, so I just stopped drinking,


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xanzacow 4 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

Very interesting and inspiring hub. Thank you.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

xanzacow- Thank you for reading and your comment. Also thanks for the follow as I am now following you and look forward to reading your hubs especially the one on Myrtle Beach and sharks etc.


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incomeguru 4 years ago from Lagos

Yes, this hub has actually answered drunkers that are combing the net and looking for ways to avoid hangover. Voted up!


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

Thank God! I love this advice and give it myself to many who ask the same thing!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

incomeguru - Thanks for your comment. I am sure many of drinkers look for any way to avoid that horrible morning after. Thanks for the Vote Up!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Julie- Nice to see you and thanks for reading and your comment too. It really isn't hard is it? Only if people would understand that if they stopped drinking they would have nothing to worry about and search the net for the magic cure.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Wow i will highly recommend this hub....sharing..debbie


Brian 4 years ago

I appreciate your articles, it has helped me stay sober for 11 days now. I feel so much better! I have to be careful though, cause feeling better and thoughts creep in to try to steal this sobriety.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ Brian - I am so happy that what I write has helped you :) That is my main point on why I write these articles. To help others and if I help just one person that is worth more to me than any amount of money in the world.

Stay STRONG Brian because I can tell you from my own experiences with alcohol, those demons will always try to get back into your life, but you need to keep thinking how much you want to live a sober life. I was stared to death when I quit drinking always thinking to myself will I relapse? If we continue to keep that positive attitude and have the willingness and determination to stay sober than it will happen. It is hard in the beginning I know, but as each day, week month goes by it will get easier. I now go to bars, family and friends parties, my daughters wedding in May and never once had the urge to drink and being around 100's of people drinking. In fact they all admire me and told me so. They wished that they could go to things like the above without drinking alcohol and I said you can, Just don't drink and be strong and love yourself enough to NOT want to kill yourself by abusing alcohol.

Great job and keep up the great work. Stay in touch with me Brian. Go to my profile and email me if you ever need to talk.

Mark


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Deborah Brooks - Hi Debbie and thanks for your comment and sharing this hub. Many thanks for doing that !

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