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Alcohol Addiction - Should We Live With It Or Surrender?

Updated on August 13, 2013

The Decision

Everyone in life has many decisions to make, whether they make a good decision or a bad one. When it come down to quitting an addiction of any kind, you tend to hesitate on which root you will travel, I least I did.

You tend to be confused when trying to make up your mind whether stay addicted or surrender to you addiction.

You feel torn, you feel like the addiction has taken hold of you so bad that no matter what decision you make it will lean towards staying addicted to alcohol.

You may think you are helpless without your crutch to lean on and the felling of comfort when you have alcohol in your system.

You and your addiction have become inseparable, you need it and it needs you.

I can relate to this photo. That was me some time ago when I wanted to quit drinking alcohol, but on the other hand I loved drinking so much that I didn't know how I would feel without it. I was so afraid to leave my addiction.

It is such a shame for anyone who is addicted to any type of substance even beyond alcohol and are so afraid to stop drinking alcohol and start a new life.

Personal I was scared to death of the change. Your minds start to go into overdrive and you are at wits end on what to do.

Shall I continue on drinking alcohol when I know for a fact I am doing wrong to myself and to my family and friends as well.

We must admit to ourselves that we have an alcohol addiction, should we live with it or surrender?

My choice was to surrender and I am so glad I did.  Life is now the way it should be with myself and with my family and friends.  Sobriety is remarkable.  It's like a whole new life has opened up for me.

My dreams and goals I now have can be fulfilled, something that couldn't be accomplished while I drank.

This decision now is in the hands of the alcoholic and no one else. The alcoholic is the only one that can make this happen.

You must really sit down and try to realize what you are doing to yourself and that this must stop before it is too late.

Your body and mind will jump for joy when you decide to surrender to your addiction.

Just imagine how your life would be waking up each and everyday feeling great, healthy and remembering the night before.

I often get so mad at myself that I waited so long to change my life and my habits, but you know what I found out? I found that it is NEVER TO LATE TO MAKE A CHANGE in your life.

You just need to want it and want it bad enough that you are willing to do anything to become clean and sober.

Try to Surrender, you might just surprise yourself as I did. It really isn't that bad, believe me. Get into that positive attitude and say to yourself that you will achieve sobriety no matter it takes. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!

© 2010 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Entourage _oo7 Thanks for commenting on this and yes the best thing to do is to stay clear of the alcohol. If I were to know just how addicting alcohol was I never would of started. Started out as fun and wind up addicted. So sad for so many people.

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      8 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      This is a great article, very inspiring. I have many family members that drink excessively and I do my best to stay away from it so that I do not develop any bad habits.

      The books posted on amazon look very helpful as well.



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