Stop Drinking Alcohol Forever

How Can I Stop Drinking Alcohol?

In my personal opinion alcohol is running the world in which we live. How to stop drinking alcohol forever is what I would like to try and explain here, and I hope it will help those that are suffering the addiction to alcohol.

Alcohol is ruining thousands of lives and families each and everyday. There are thousands of deaths all over the world due to alcohol, whether it be drinking too much that you wind up with alcohol poisoning or being drunk behind the wheel, crashing and then dying from driving under the influence.

You could be an innocent person minding your own business and be hit by a drunk driver either on foot or in your own car.

If you truly want a great life and to live it healthy, I would suggest thinking about stopping drinking and get yourself clean and sober, because as we all know we are here only one time on earth, so live it in a daze and unaware of what is going on around you all because you are trapped in your addiction to alcohol and know nothing except feeding your body more alcohol. There is a beautiful life out there to live and it can be done being clean and sober, but many alcoholics feel this is not true. They feel they must be entirely drunk in order to have fun and enjoy life. Not the case at all, and I am proof of that.

Anyone that has an addiction to alcohol can stop drinking anytime, but they choose to stay addicted and feeling sorry for themselves. You know that old saying when you get those crying drunks? The questions are, " why is everything happening to me with so much Negative results?" "Why isn't my life like others that are always so happy and cheerful?"

There are a thousand lines the alcoholic uses, and honestly I was one of those crying in my beer. The more we drink the more we feel sorry for ourselves. Boo hoo, poor me right?

There is no reason in the world why an alcoholic can't stop drinking alcohol forever. Here are some of the things that entered my mind, heart and soul when I finally decided to stop drinking alcohol.

  1. I took a hard look at my life and how I was living it as an alcoholic.
  2. I took a hard look around me and seeing I was hurting people I loved and how loved me.
  3. I could see it in their eyes when I looked deeper into them and seeing they were hurting deep inside and wondering what they could to make me stop drinking.
  4. I knew my health was on the decline just by how I was feeling and looking into the mirror, which doesn't lie.
  5. I thought to myself, what kind of life will I have in the future if I continue drinking alcohol?
  6. I thought to myself, what kind of life would I have if I stopped drinking alcohol forever?
  7. How much money have I spent on alcohol over the years I have drinking it?
  8. Would I ever achieve the dreams and goals I had before I started drinking alcohol?
  9. Would I begin to get back closer to my wife and family if I got clean and sober? While I was drinking alcohol I began to get distant and not as sociable to anyone unless it had to do with drinking alcohol, then I was the life of any party.
  10. Could I have as much fun being sober than I did while drinking alcohol, if you call drinking and abusing alcohol fun?

These are just a few thoughts that might relate to all those that are addicted to alcohol and want to have a better life, but nothing was convincing enough to make you stop drinking.

Once I thought and got my own answers to thew above questions to myself, I knew it was time to surrender to my addiction to alcohol forever and start a fresh and new life. I was convinced once and for all that alcohol was not only ruining my life, but all those that loved and cared so much for me. Spouses, children and families are far more important than any can of beer or mixed drink.

You must sit alone, (Sober) and ask some of these questions to yourself and see what kind of honest answers you will give yourself and believe me, if you truly want sobriety back into your life you will answer honestly and take massive action to make your life right again.

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol Forever

© 2012 Mark Bruno

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Catzgendron 4 years ago from North Chelmsford

Unfortunately for some it's not that simple. The alcohol has a hold on them that's hard to break. I speak from my own experience with myself and with other alcoholics I know. Sometimes it's an heredity issue and at time it's environmental and circumstantial. There are those who grow up with drinking, some even start as early a 5 years old. That is the environment they've grown up in so to them, drinking is as normal as sleeping. Then there are those who have experienced something horrific they want to forget, they want to pain and anguish to stop. It's easier to drink and be numb than to feel those feelings and deal with what happened.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Catzgendron Thank you for your comment and feedback. I understand that many children are brought up in the wrong environment with drinking all around them, but these people must know that drinking and abusing alcohol is not normal. I have drank alcohol for many many years and I love drinking, but it comes a time in life we must grow up and see what we are doing is not normal or healthy and we need to change our life around. I got sober all on my own with no AA, 12 step programs etc. I had it in my heart to get and stay sober and keep a positive attitude each and everyday. Sure it was torture in the beginning but as time went by over 2 years now, I am living proof if you want something bad enough, anything is possible, Including Sobriety.


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Catzgendron 4 years ago from North Chelmsford

I agree there are some who can do it without AA. In fact one of my older brothers did it without AA. Knock on wood, he still clean and sober.

I congratulate you on your 2+ years and know from your determination that you will win the battle against alcohol. Keep it up!!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Catzgendron

Thanks for the congrats and you are right. there are not many people that can get sober with AA etc. I was really lucky I got through the tough part in the beginning and now believe it or not, I go to bars with my hamily and friends and to parties that serve alcohol and it doesn't bother me one bit. It feels like like I have never drank a drop of alcohol in my life. I am so blessed that God has help me to stay strong. BTW a huge congrats to your brother for getting sober too.


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Neal Seifert 4 years ago from PA

Nice Hub..... Honesty, Open-minded, Willingness and a desire to quit drinking and/or drugging. Alcohol is most likely the most dangerous drug out there because its legal. Stop justify reasons to drink. AA helps the ones when self-will just don't work, To reconnect with GOD. Trust GOD, Clean House and Try to help another Alcoholic.


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Catzgendron 4 years ago from North Chelmsford

Hey, how about that I find that I am able to be around it without any problems as well. The only difference for me is that I don't allow it in my home and that's mainly because I don't want to temp my 17 yr old and her friends. This makes their parents comfortable as well because they consider this a safe place for their girls. Thanks for my brother's congrats. We never thought it would happen and when he almost lost his family that was his rock bottom.

Neal I have to agree that trusting in God makes all the difference. It seems that when others let God in the healing begins and the need to self medicate is gone.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Tough subject. Being addicted to nicotine I can sympathize with the alcoholic trying to stop. You are a very strong person to be able to do it by yourself and I commend you. Maybe this hub will give others the incentive they need to try and conquer it once and for all.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Catzgendron, That is a wonderful thing that you have now booze in your home. I gave all mine away and the Bar too. regarding God, If you go into my hubs and look for a hub "a Life Changing Whisper" it will explain exactly what happened to me and how I got the strength to surrender, I would put the link in this but I don't know if it is allowed by HP.


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Catzgendron 4 years ago from North Chelmsford

Sorry I meant I don't have it in my home. And i will look for your hub. Thanks for sharing!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

tillsontitan , Thank you for reading and commenting and thanks so much for your kind words to me. I really hope this helps other to realize they have to change their life and just how very possible it is to do if you have it in your heart to change. Without wanting sobriety for yourself there is no one that will be able to change you except yourself.


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Neal Seifert , Thanks for stopping by and reading this. That is what I did,Clean house and write and write to help others realize sobriety is possible in anyone's life if they really want it. I had the helping hand of our God leading me in the right direction and will continue to do so forever. In God I Trust !


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Catzgendron , Hey you didn't write it wrong, I am the one that wrote it wrong saying, Glad you now have it in your home, :you have NO booze not NOw. My mistake sorry :)


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Catzgendron 4 years ago from North Chelmsford

No need for apologizes, loved your life changing whisper hub .. in fact it has inspired me to write a hub whispers from God .. got me to thinking and the words just began to flow .. in the process of editing .. Take Care & God Bles!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Catzgendron , Hello and I think that's great you are writing a hub on whispers. I was away all weekend with no PC and I was going nuts. But anyway, Please let me know when you are though with your hub, so that I can read it. Thanks


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Catzgendron 4 years ago from North Chelmsford

Welcome back. The hub is complete its Whispers from God and Thank you for the inspiration. Hope you enjoyed your weekend away!!


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the clean life 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore Author

Catzgendron, Thanks for the Welcome back my friend. Heading over to read your hub now

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