Living Life Sober And Happy

This Can Be Your Family And Your Life

For anyone that is addicted to alcohol, do you think that sobriety will make you a happier person?

I for one am living life sober and happy since I made that huge decision to turn my life around and get clean and sober. I can't stress it enough that if you think you may be too far gone with your addiction and with no way out, you are totally dead wrong.

Anyone can have sobriety in their life, all you have to do is to want it. That's it! Seems simple doesn't it? The fact is that is easier than you think. Lets see if I can explain to you how I became clean and sober never knowing it would ever happen in my lifetime.

For all that have read my hubs and other articles on various other sites, you know what I basically write about, which is alcohol addiction, finding sobriety, happiness and fulfilling your dreams in life. So lets explore how you can live life sober and be the happiest you have ever been in your life.

Many people that are addicted to alcohol, and lets not forget drugs as well, think that being high, buzzed or drunk off their butt will make them a happier person and all their pain, problems and everyday things that they can't handle sober will all go away. In fact, when I drank alcohol these things did disappear, at least for a short time. They disappeared because I was too drunk to even worry about the things that were going wrong in my life. Trust me, your problems will not go away being drunk or high. They will in fact just get worse as each day they are ignored while you are trying to wash them away with alcohol. It will never happen!


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Does Drinking Really Make You Happy ?

Stop and take a moment and think, does drinking alcohol really make you happy? Can you honestly say you are proud of yourself and your life? Do something to make you and yours happier people in this world we live. Stop drinking alcohol and regain the life you have been missing because of your addiction running your life.

There is going to be a time in the alcoholics life that everything will finally catch up with him/her and disaster will occur which won't be a pleasant thing believe me. You can loss your families, friends and possibly your own life or an innocent person that was in your crossfire of your addiction.

Even though I only have a High School education I sure know something that schools will not be able to teach each of us alcoholics and that's how to live life live sober and be happy. I don't think there are classes about this life experiencing horror of alcohol addiction. They may try to lead you in the right direction and that is fine, but to experience the addiction to alcohol and try to surrender to it is all in the person hands and heart that no school will teach.

I want to share on short story that many of my friends here may already know and that is that all of my life I had a dream to live near the Ocean, but something was holding me back from my life's dream and that was being addicted to alcohol.

I would cry in my beer saying, " why isn't anything working out in my life?" The more I drank the more I felt sorry for myself. You know the old saying, " you must help yourself before other can help you."

October 27, 2009 I surrendered to my alcohol addiction and I have to say, that ever since that day, which I might add, was the happiest day of my life. I was free! To be able to let go of my demons that had complete control of my life and my family as well, was finally out of my life once and for all ,and why, because I made a decision and took massive action to free myself from my addiction to alcohol. Anyone as I said before can do this and I strongly recommend trying to change before it's too late. Don't put a death wish on yourself! SURRENDER!

Ever since my day of sobriety began everything started to take shape in my life such as:

I finally was able to think clear enough to be able to buy my shore home that I was waiting for my whole married life of 30 years. This dream was on hold by the man upstairs ( Our God) knowing I wasn't ready to enjoy my life until I straighten my own life out on my own and quit drinking alcohol. Then and only then will things come my way. You have to want to help yourself before things begin to turn good and believe me, I honestly think that is exactly what happened.

Number two: About eight month after I quit drinking alcohol a man can to my doorstep stating he was my son. he was at that time 32 years old. I was shocked and we both took a DNA test and the results came back that he was 99.999 % my son.

There is another example of just how God works in your life. God knew that with my drinking of alcohol i would never be able to handle the truth that this man was my son and also all those years of my drinking would not be healthy for this then child. I had a son and daughter from my wife that had to see and go through my alcoholism, so why expose another child to my addiction. I truly think that my God was watching over me and just waiting for the moment I wanted better for myself and surrender to this horrible addiction I had.

So, there you have it. Many good things happened to me in the last year and a half that would of never happened if I were still drinking alcohol. This is my true belief and I must add, don't be afraid to change your life for the better. Drinking alcohol and being addicted to it will get you nowhere in life. I can assure you of that.




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My Stories 5 years ago

Great story! You answered many questions of alcoholism. Every alcoholic and drug addict should read this story.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

@ My Stories - Thank you so much. I certainly hope someone that longs for sobriety will find this hub and the others I have written, and be able to help them achieve what I have in my life!


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annmackiemiller 5 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

another good one Mark - voted up and stuff


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear clean life : My dad, a World War Disabled Vet that fought overseas in the jungles of New Guniea use to get good and liquored up, but on rare occassions, maybe once every three months. I knew his barroom, and I always made sure I brought him home safe. I respected dad a lot. He fought in World War 2. Mom, and I , and my older brother would take care of dad. He took care of all of us. His disability World War 2 pension kept food, lights, gas, and a roof over our heads. Dad gave us all a good life, and our country as well. People drink for different reasons. Dad controled his drinking pretty well. Once in a great while he did whatever he pleased. He was a platoon sergeant, and a professional soldier. Saved lots of lives too. He was my only real hero I ever had. Not Presidents, not generals, not movies stars, just dad. God Bless You. You are a winner, and brave to speak of your personal affair.


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

stars439, Thank you so much for your comment and kind words to me. You are so fortunate to have a Dad such as your. You should be so proud of him as I'm sure you and your family are. I respect our Veterans that protect our Country. I run a huge Cemetery in New Jersey and every Memorial Day for the last 20 years I place 1,500 + Flags on our deceased Veterans and proud to do so.

It is great that your Dad controlled his drinking, and not let the War make him an alcoholic like so many of our Veterans wind up being and for good reason. They have gone through so much and have seen so much in these wars and I think for many it is their way of easing the pain.

Mark


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Mark-well, I must say you continue to surprise me with the information you share in your hubs. This one was a surprise much like the one about you and Linda and how you met years later. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Rated up and across (except funny, LOL) Take care. Three more hubs to go...woohoo!


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Denise I am full of surprises right? LOL But it is all the truth and I really don't mind sharing my life with others. I just pray that someday someone will be touched by my writing and they will be able to start a new life and leave their addiction behind as I did. That is all I wish for and if only one person gets clean and sober it would make me very happy that I helped in the process.

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