How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Forever

Forever is a long time isn't it? Do you think you can stop doing something forever? Would you like to know how to stop drinking alcohol forever?

I will try my hardest to put a few points across in helping you to stop drinking alcohol forever. These points and ideas I have for you are from my own experiences and not right out of a textbook. I know that sometimes experiences help much better than any text book read.

The first thing I must say is, that your attitude towards yourself and your life and others is a big part of quitting drinking, at least it was for me. You have to tell yourself that there is a better life out there to live and you don't need alcohol to have that life.

The most important thing to quitting drinking alcohol forever is NOT to Touch that first drink. That was the hidden secret of my life of alcohol. There is were my problem was and I am sure for many alcoholics out there having the same problem. Once that first drink touches your mouth you are doomed. I know now that was my problem. I never was able to just have one drink and walk away. I needed more and more. All the people out there and reading this knows exactly what I am talking about.

So, if you think or know you have a problem with drinking alcohol then the simplest solution is not to pick up the bottle or crack that can of beer open. Yes granted, it is a very hard thing to do when at parties or any function that is serving alcohol, but you have to tell yourself that you are much stronger than your addiction and just stay away from the drink and learn to say the magic word, "NO."

Everyone I knew that drank alcohol, including myself, always thought that if we didn't drink alcohol life would be boring, dull, not fun and everything else that goes with an alcoholics thoughts and thinking do to drinking alcohol.

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LEARN TO SAY NO I DON'T DRINK

Do you think it is embarrassing for you to say to someone that is drinking alcohol and they ask you if you would like to have a beer or a mixed drink?

Do you have the willpower to tell them NO I don't drink, or are you weak and give in just for that time and take that cold beer or mixed drink that was offered to you to make them think you are just like them and not a wimp that doesn't drink alcohol? Sure, God forbid someone would think less of you because you don't drink alcohol. Be the stronger person than they are and don't be a follower, be a leader like our parents and teachers used to tell us when we were young.

If you truly want to stop drinking alcohol forever, you MUST be stronger than your addiction and learn and put the word "NO" into your vocabulary once and for all, because if you can not say that word and stand up to your inner demons you will never stop drinking alcohol forever.

HAVING THAT URGE TO DRINK ALCOHOL

When you have decided to stop drinking alcohol there will be many times in the beginning that you will have the urge to drink and wonder to yourself, if I only have one drink I should be okay. Well I have to tell you that it will never work. If you want a life of sobriety you can not cheat and sneak one drink here or there. If you are the type of alcoholic I was, meaning you can't have just one drink and be satisfied than you must not have any alcohol at all. By having no alcohol embedded into your mind will help the urge to drink it.

What I did when I decided to surrender to my addiction was, I made a promise to myself that once I picked my Sobriety start date I would never pick up an alcoholic drink again for the rest of my life no matter what hurdles I had to jump or what problem that may occur in my life, I would not touch the drink.

I do not lie to anyone about anything in my life and I would certainly not lie to myself and go against my word of promise not to ever drink alcohol again.

If you are a person with negativity in your life then you first need to change your outlook on life and start having that positive attitude. By thinking positive you will be able to succeed in your quest to having a clean and sober life. Positive thinking, Positive Results! Believe in yourself. Believe and you will Achieve.



DON'T WASTE YOUR LIFE ON A FOOLISH ADDICTION

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zduckman 5 years ago

one day at a time ...one day at a time


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

zduckman You are so right, "one day at a time" Baby Steps


theresa 5 years ago

All the best to my fellow addicts. We can do this.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Theresa, all the best to you and we can certainly do this for sure. Stay positive and move forward


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

A very useful Hub for addicts. By the way, I am a non-drinker...


Starmom41 4 years ago

This is a good hub!!

Awhile back there was an incident that I didn't know how to handle, & wonder if you might have an idea: a person I didn't know very well offered me a beer, I politely refused, & the person asked "How can you stand life without drinking?" Well, I don't think "life WITH drinking" is really Life, but couldn't figure out how to say it without offending the person. In this area, where it seems almost everybody is an alcoholic, they can't relate to someone like me who isn't. Would you know an appropriate response to that question?


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Stickmonkey 4 years ago

That is it,one day at a time.

After being clean a few years,I just have to tell them that every time I drink I wake up in handcuffs.

I really wish that folks understood recovery a little better.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Stickmonkey-thanks for the comment and you are so right, Our alcohol addiction make us a prisoner in our own body. Stay strong and stay sober. Stay positive and live one day at a time !!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Stickmonkey-thanks for the comment and you are so right, Our alcohol addiction make us a prisoner in our own body. Stay strong and stay sober. Stay positive and live one day at a time !!


Kerry43 3 years ago

Hi Mark, what's up? I hope things have gotten (somewhat) back to normal up there on the east coast.

Your hubs on addiction are going to be, if not already, such a monumental help to so many people. You are to be commended for your efforts. I know that many years ago I almost fell into the booze trap myself, trying to self-medicate for a disorder which was undiagnosed at that time, and caused me to believe I really was just losing my mind.

Your self respect shines through in your words. From that alone you will find every happiness and continued sobriety. I don't need to tell you that without having a good view of oneself, nothing is possible.

Have a fun weekend:)

Kerry


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the clean life 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ Kerry- Thank you so much for your comment and THANK YOU for such touching and thoughtful words to me. That really meant so much to me Kerry. I would be thrilled if my writing has touched someone else s life. You too have a great weekend and if I don't see you, before Christmas , I want to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Years!

Mark


Kerry43 3 years ago

Thanks, Mark:) Back at you!


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english-mike 3 years ago from England

The clean life. How do you get off the runaway train.

Situation was for me, quite successful, nice family, decent job, life seems good. Next day your wife leaves you for another man. Takes her stuff but gives you joint custody of children and agrees to keep paying her half of mortgage. The following Month you get laid off work, she sees the opportunity to take advantage and claim the house by buying you out cheap. You have money to pay the bills for 4 Months, then your out on your ass. You have a nightmare situation with loads of time to worry about it so you block it out by alcohol. The days I don't see my kids I am reluctant to go out of the house, eat or drink water. Night time I will be awake hiding in the dark drinking till morning. How do I stop this runaway Train.


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the clean life 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

english-mike- Wow I am so sorry to hear about what you have been going through. I was the same way regarding trying to hide my problems or should I say, run away from them using alcohol. I soon realized that alcohol wan not helping my situation at all, in fact it was matter things worse. My mind was always in a fog because of my drinking and could not figure anything out the correct way because the alcohol was telling me things that really made no sense when I was sober. We get wonderful ideas when we are drunk and just figure we are doing the right thing. As far as your situation Mike, I would not drink to make your problems go away. You are only harming yourself and no one else. Granted it took me a long time to realize I was wrong by drinking AND abusing alcohol and once I got out of the denial I lived in, thinking I had NO problem with drinking everything started to come my way. You have to be positive and start your life fresh. Thinks will always get better if your attitude is a positive one. Don't kill yourself with alcohol my friend. Be strong and have the will not to drink as hard as it maybe. You can do it!!! I don't know everything but I know that alcohol will ruin your life more than you think it is ruined now. It will get better, just believe and it will happen. You can always email me if you ever wanted to chat. God Bless you and stay strong for yourself and your children!

Mark


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english-mike 3 years ago from England

Thank you Clean Life. Sometimes I feel like getting in my car and just driving and driving into the middle of nowhere, then when the cravings and the shakes come I have no access to alcohol. Or being locked in a cell 24 7 to give me a foot hold back into normality. Your spot on about the wonderful ideas when your drunk, both Murder and suicide thoughts play parts in my nightly drinking, Or more positive ones like setting my alarm clock for 6am to go on a 5 mile run, when its 4 am at the time and i'm still drinking. I will find a solution because there has to be a turning point to my life soon, every thing that could possibly go wrong seems to happening, its like i'm Dan Aykroyd from the film trading places, but real life and no laughing matter. Thank you Mark for taking the time to listen, hope to get out of this mess soon.

Mike


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the clean life 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@Mike- I was just thinking about you and went to my comments and saw your comment. What I think you should do is to start writing hubs on you journey of alcohol addiction. I write every night either on HP or my blog about the addiction I had and ways for others to get out of the horrible life they lead with their addiction. It really helps me to stay sober Mike. When I know I just may be helping someone in the world to get sober It make me feel so good. Get that murder, suicide stuff out of your mind. That is not good. Life is a beautiful thing as long as we live it the way it should be lived. I was so negative in many ways when I drank, but now sober everything I thought would never happen in my life has now happened, such as living at the Ocean, something I thought would never happen when I drank. You can give it up Mike, believe me. Think positive and take action to get out of that slump you are in. You can do it if you really set your mind to it. And the longer you are without alcohol in your body the easier it will be to stay sober. I have gone to parties, bars, my daughters wedding and there was alcohol all around me, but I never thought or had the urge to take one drop. It is all in you mind my friend. You don't need that crap . For me it wasn't have one or two beers and that is it for the day. I had to drink until I got that great buzz. It is not worth losing you life or anything else all for some liquid poison.

All the best to you and stay in touch Please.

Mark


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english-mike 3 years ago from England

Clean life. The writing of a hub on my journey out of my hell sounds like a good idea. Putting things down in stone on a positive journey forward would help. Bottling things up does not help and if I go 2 to 3 days off alcohol with no encouragement i'd probably slip back into it. You have inspired me Mark I have never wrote a hub before but I think it would be a positive thing in my fight back thank you.

Mike


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the clean life 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Mike- I think that is a wonderful thing. I truly believe it will help you by getting this out in the open. There are so many people in the world that have the same problem as you and the same problem as I had. Believe me Mike it will help just not hiding things anymore. Just be honest and let it all out. I hated school and writing etc my whole life and now look, I am writing everyday just trying to help others. I just love the feeling it gives me and you will feel the same Mike.

I look forward to reading your hub/hubs.

Mark


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english-mike 3 years ago from England

Mark

It has been a while since I spoke to you. I just want to share this with you.

On the 25th Feb I was at the very bottom of my deep dark pit of despair.

laying in a hospital bed being fed by a drip. My sister told me, how do you think your 8 year old girl would think standing by your coffin at your funeral, I still fill up thinking about it. A doctor told me 80 percent of suicide victims one of there parents have killed them selves, your daughter will carry that with her for the rest of her life, there is only one place you can go now Mike and that is up. That night I turned to face my Demons and said, I'm not scared of you anymore, now F*ck off. God is my witness by the Morning I felt reborn. I feel I have wasted so much of life, and from being a frightened child I now smile at people, talk to strangers. I will stop at the checkout and talk about their day and I will feed off their positive energy. I know i'm only at the start, I have a addition councilor now, she sits and listens, and sometimes I cry but each and every day I'm getting better. I know my demons are out there waiting for me, kiss and cuddle me back with open arms, I don't to go back there and I will beat them. Mark thank you for listening, God be with you.


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the clean life 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ Mike - It is so good to hear from you my friend, but I am saddened to hear of you being sick in the hospital. I truly hope you are feeling better each and everyday. I pray for your recovery Mike. Hang in there and don't go back to the dark side again. You have to stay strong for not only yourself, but your daughter....Please!! We are all stronger than our demons if we just give our self a chance to prove it.

Listen, Ii have been writing a lot on my blog about this, so go to my profile and click the clean life. I don't think I can link it here in the comment box, so do that and you will get in. I wrote 3 just today.

read this hub Mike...This is what changed my life .A life changing whisper. God Bless you and please stay in touch Mike.

Mark


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Congratulations on your magnificent accomplishment. I admire your strength and courage in being able to stand up to your demons and follow through with your decision to remain sober for life. Tomorrow marks that date for you and I'm sure that you will always remember it.

Henry David Thoreau

"Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe."

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