Is There A Secret To Living A Life Of Sobriety

Many people that are addicted to alcohol and want to get out may ask,"is there a secret to living a life of sobriety?" My answer to those that ask this question is, Yes, there is a secret to sobriety and that secret is, "Just Don't Drink!"

Sounds easy right? It is as easy as you make it I can tell you that. From my experience with drinking alcohol I can honestly tell you that I thought of this secret about sobriety and turned my head the other way.

I didn't want to hear about getting sober and living in this dull world being clean and sober. After all, what kind of fun can we have being sober? Life is boring if we are not drunk right? Life is all that we make it, and to be drunk through most of your life is not a pleasant thing.

Once those demons start to take over your life, and others I might add, you are doomed if you don't do something to change it. The more we drink, the more we want and the more want will lead you right down that road to rock bottom. You had better be careful, for these demons don't care who you are or what you are. They don't discriminate color, race, nationality, male, female, teenagers or adults. The demons that lurk inside every alcoholic are out to seek and destroy and they will do just that if you allow them to do so.

How Can We Live a Sober Life?

Living a sober life for someone that has been addicted to alcohol for sometime is not going to be a easy thing to accomplish, but is very very possible to achieve. Do you have what it takes to say goodbye to your addiction? Do you have enough willingness and desire to get and stay sober?

Living a life of sobriety seems like the untouchable for many of those that are addicted to alcohol and just don't know where to turn to achieve this thing that they think is so impossible.

If you have the willingness, determination and the strong desire to get sober, than you can make it happen.

Here are a few big questions you should ask yourself if you are hesitating on get sober and they are as follows:

  1. How much do you love life?
  2. How much do you love yourself?
  3. How much do you love your spouse?
  4. How much do you love your children?
  5. Do you love the above enough to change your habits and your life?
  6. Will my addiction to alcohol kill me in the end?
  7. Am I happy living the life I now live?
  8. Can I make things better between me and my family by stopping drinking?
  9. Will my health improve if I stop drinking alcohol?

All of these things you should ask yourself if you want to have sobriety back into your life. These questions may shed a little light on your decision to get and stay sober. Always remember that each and everyone of us are here on Earth just one time so why in the world would anyone want to live here being drunk and addicted?

There is so much to life living it sober. Never be afraid of sobriety, but you should be very afraid of your addiction to alcohol. You may feel fine at the present moment and suddenly something goes wrong inside your body due to drinking alcohol and abusing it. Don't worry though, your body will give you signs that something is not right, BUT will it be too late to fix it?

Don't wait until something horribly goes wrong or getting yourself so deep into your addiction that you hit rock bottom. You can do something about all of that right now before something does happen and that is STOP DRINKING AND ABUSING ALCOHOL!

None of us are stupid people. We all have brains and our brains are here to be used and not abused. Think of the above real hard and make that choice to change your life and live the life of sobriety. There is nothing to lose, only gain if you choose to do so.

© 2012 Mark Bruno

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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

As a nurse, I find your writing style to be matter-of-fact and honorable. I sadly know many who are just not ready to hear your words, as clearly as they are written.

You are truly an inspiration.

For their loved ones, I pray for support in arenas such as Alanon. Voted UP & UAI.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

marcoujor, Your comment to me was very touching. I thank you for that and for the Vote Up too. It makes me feel great to know my writing just may touch someone's life and make them realize that it is never too late to change your life.

Thanks again!

Mark


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Candie V 4 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

This is a great series - personal experience teaches more than reading a dozen books on any given subject! Teaching and showing people there is 'hope' is a huge thing! Thanks Mark!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ Candie - You are so right Candie. I know many of people that read and are smart by what they had learned but when it comes down to doing what they had learned they can not get it done. So yes experience in anything is worth more than reading any book. I do want to continue teaching those that will listen " there is always hope in anything in life" if you truly want it.

Thanks Candie !


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wademcmaster 4 years ago from Australia

I've always found it easy to be sober personally, but I've been lucky in the sense that I was always chasing a better fitness level, always training and tweaking every part of my lifestyle to increase my return from training. Perhaps try something different to distract you can help? Especially when the goal involves not drinking to achieve it. Just an idea, I'm no expert on addiction :)


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Candie V 4 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Your hub also has some great ads for 'rehab' options.. I hope someone takes advantage of these resources!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Wonderful support for those who need help keeping sober. Hopefully, as your hubs hit search engines people will read through this and find the answers to living a better life. Voted up!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

wademcmaster, Thanks for reading and commenting. You are lucky you chose exercise and not get addicted to this horrible alcohol. Many people that quit drinking do exercise to get all poison out and to it helps to forget about drinking. At least it did me. keep that exercise up and stay away form the bad stuff.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ Candie, yes Google and HP ads place some good ads to match my writing, but I don't get any clicks out of them sad to say.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

teaches12345, So nice to see you again and thank you for your kind words. It doesn't take my blogs or HP hubs too long to get indexed with Google. I guess once they trust you and you keep writing they get listed faster. I hope many people find my hubs and blogs and learn from my mistakes.

God Bless!

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