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Addiction To Sobriety - Learning By Our Mistakes

Updated on May 9, 2011

Learn To Say No More


Was it peer pressure ?

Was it an experiment ?

Was it curiosity ?

Was it addicting ?

Was it a mistake ?

Was it a learning lesson ?

All of us have heard the old saying we learn by our mistakes, but do all of us really learn our lesson?

Addiction to sobriety learning by our mistakes is a lesson we the addicted should consider looking in to.

Everyone in life has made mistakes and when we do we have to get up, re-focus, look at what we did wrong and figure a way to just fix the mistake. This includes, going down the wrong path in life and winding up being addicted to alcohol or drugs.

We know we did or are doing wrong to our self and our families and friends, but are we willing enough to fix this addiction problem we have. Do you have the willpower to say no more? Are you willing to ask for the help you may need to change your life and get clean and sober?

May be the words should read like this : sobriety to addiction and back to sobriety because that is the way it all started from the beginning of our life. We were sober, we tried something not knowing it was as addicting as it was and now we need to get back to sobriety,


The thing about alcohol addiction is that it doesn't have to be a forever thing if you choose for it not to be. Anything in life can be fixed, corrected or reversed if you really have it in your heart and soul to make it happen.

As far as being addicted to alcohol, no one has to live with it if you want to change, but nothing will ever change until you are willing to make it happen and live life sober again.

The decision to become clean and sober can be somewhat simple, and than again it can be very hard to decide on.

It's all in your hands to make the right decision. No one can make it for you, although there are times in an alcoholics life that the law can make the decision for you in regards to jail time for DUI or simply ordered by the courts to enter a Rehab. Treatment Center.

Sure, we go because we are forced to go and it is against our will, but hopefully being able to get help in a treatment center even though it is against our will, it just mIght make you realize that sobriety really isn't that bad.

To be forced to be clean and sober for 30 to 90 days or whatever you the stay would be just may save your life and all should thank whomever sent you for treatment. Than again, there are those that do their time and after released back into society they go right back to their old ways and have wasted precious time learning to stay sober with the help that was given to them.

It really upsets me to see people go through all the rehab and treatment and do so well and to ruin it when getting out is a big mistake.

The alcoholic has been given a chance to change their life and they remained clean and sober for their 30 to 90 days or more and to just throw all that hard work out the window is truly a waste. They had all that time sober and still didn't learn by their mistake, but then there are the ones that stuck to their guns after treatment and now lead a normal sober life and should be very proud of their accomplishments.

Sure it takes some real dedication, willpower and the desire to be clean and sober, but in the end it is certainly worth ever bit of hard work that they had done to get to that stage in their new life.

Positivity helps with sobriety and without being positive and without believing in yourself to get sober, you may have a bit of a hard time achieving sobriety.  Just food for thought !


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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Lady Guinevere, You are so right! If you read my hub A life changing whisper you will see what exactly happen to me and my Lord.

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      Debra Allen 6 years ago from West By God

      That's what Jesus said too. Believe in yourself and you can move mountains and the faith is in yourself. Without that faith that you can do it there isn't anything.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Lady Guinevere, Thanks so much for commenting. It really saddens me when someone that whom you are speaking of just can't except the fact they have an addiction problem. Denial is the big thing with most people that are addicted to alcohol or drugs. I know, I lived in it and it has taken many years to finally realize there was indeed a huge problem with my live and it had to be confronted.

      I hope and pray for your friend that one day soon he will realize that sobriety is the best thing in the world and he will be able to deal with life and problem in life much easier being sober.

      As I have written, if you believe in yourself you will achieve anything in life including sobriety.

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      Debra Allen 6 years ago from West By God

      Great article and truth in oneself. My neighbor had to go through that program for 6 months only to come out of it and drink again. His excue is that life is so bad that they only way to get out of it was by drinking. He alsio kept telling me that he wasn't drinking when I could smell it on his breath. I think the main thing, at least for him, is to learn to stop lying to himself. I also think that is the biggest thing for anyone going through any addiction process is being truthful to oneself.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      memoreton , Yes I do. All I try to do is to get the word across to those that are struggling with an addiction and hope my writing will explain to them that there is hope for recovery only if you want it.

      Thank you for your comment as well.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      perfectperception, Thank you for your comment!

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      memoreton 6 years ago from Blaina South Wales UK

      Seems like you have a genuine ministry in this area. God bless you.

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      perfectperception 6 years ago from USA

      Strong hub! Thanks