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Does Drinking Alcohol Impact Those Around You

Updated on March 23, 2012
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DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE RUINNING OTHER LIVES

When we begin to drink alcohol in our life and continue to do so until we become dependent and addicted to it, you have no idea what you are doing to others around you, and in your life. You may want to ask yourself the question, "does drinking alcohol impact those around you?"

When you ask yourself this question, if you even think about such a question, you would be surprised to see when you look real close at others, you are not only ruining your life, but many other people that are in your life as well.

It seems to be that all alcoholics have one thing in common, (and I was one of them,) alcohol and being drunk comes before all else, including our families and friends. We the addicted can't seem to look past our selves and past our addiction to alcohol.

I was one of those people that didn't look around me to see who I was hurting besides myself and I guess it really didn't bother me as long as I had my alcohol. All else was secondary, sad to say, but true.

WHAT WE CAN DO TO CHANGE THE HURTING OF OTHERS

There is only one thing we can do to stop hurting others due to our addiction to alcohol and that is to change our habits and change our life for the better. If you know you have a addiction to alcohol and can not stop drinking you might want to seek Professional help that could change you life forever.

The ones that you are impacting by your drinking and abusing alcohol will be more than happy to help you in any way they can so that you can lead a normal life and live it clean and sober. The only thing you must do is to admit you have a drinking problem and then do something about it to change.

The the impact to others will be very much welcome by the way you handled your life and made that change to get sober.

It will be then that many people will be congratulating you on your sobriety and telling you just how proud they are of you and the decision you made to stop drinking alcohol. I know from my own experiences with drinking and then quiting drinking, that you will feel so proud and good inside that you decided to quit drinking and will have that sense of pride and will have your life back again. You will see what I am talking about if you decide to stop drinking alcohol. You will have made a Positive impact on those who love and care for you.

So, if you think that you are not hurting anyone else by you drinking alcohol, you better think again. Drinking alcohol does impact all those around you whether you believe it or not!


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Dan- Thank you for your comment and I am proud of you for coming clean. Keep it up and stay sober. don't let anything drive you back to your old ways. You are young enough and have a whole life ahead, so live it happy and healthy.

      God Bless you Dan

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      Dan 

      6 years ago

      Yes this is very true. My father is an alcoholic and I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict at 26. The emotional damage caused by his addiction to alcohol is deep and painful. My health was in a critical state before I quit drinking, and it was the second to last thing I quit (before caffeine). Alcohol is too easy.. its a powerful & quick escape, just pick the excuse of your liking

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Candie- I will shout until I can no longer.Thanks Candie!

    • Candie V profile image

      Candie V 

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

      People are ready when they are ready.. they can read these articles for months/years.. then one day *click!* So.. yes.. keep shouting it!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Michele, Thanks so much Michele for reading and as always your kind words. I really hope my writing will help many. That is my goal and I will stick to the Niche and continue to write.

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another wonderful hub. Very true. We did hurt others, but when drinking, thought we were the only ones hurting. Boy, wasn't that a mistake? Your hubs are great. Please keep writing them, maybe you will help someone who can't help himself or herself.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      jasper420 , Thank you so much for your kind words and for my Fan Mail. Congrats to you on 4 years sober. TThat is wonderful!! I know exactly what you mean about thinking we didn't hurt others. Now that I am sober as well I now realize that I wasn't only hurting myself I was hurting many other people in my family and never even saw it. Keep up the great work in your recovery as I will do the same :)

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      jasper420 

      6 years ago

      So true, I have been in recovery for four years and I often said in my addiction I not hurtting anyone esle but me I never knew or understood the toll it took on my family until one of my own fell deep into addiction it was then when I relized how they had to have felt with me great and powerfull hub thanks for sharring your experince strength and hope with us here on this site!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @Candie, Than you Candie!! I will continue to write until the point get across to everyone, so I guess I will be writing forever !

    • Candie V profile image

      Candie V 

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

      this is a great series!! Keep going!!

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