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Alcohol Addiction-The Nature Of The Beast
Everyone that has an addiction to alcohol knows somewhere inside them that alcohol addiction is the nature of the beast. The beast meaning the demons that live inside each and every alcoholic.
They will haunt us until we do something to get rid of them, and even after we surrender and get sober the beast will still linger somewhere inside us just waiting for the moment we mess up and take that first sip of alcohol after we are clean and sober.
Our job as recovering alcoholics is to not let our demons, the beast,back into our life ever again.
They will be waiting in the wings as I said for us to mess up just that one time and if so, the beast will haunt us again, but maybe this time it may be worse than the first time.
Help Me To Stop Drinking Dear God
Never Give In To The Beast
As hard as it may seen staying sober, we must not ever give in to the beast that has ruined our past lives. We were strong and have beat the demons inside us and we need to stay strong enough to say no when the beast comes knocking at our minds.
An addiction to alcohol or any drug is a powerful thing, and it is so hard to surrender to any of them, but with the right frame of mind and the willingness to get and stay sober we all can do this. I did it when deep down inside of me I was a bit skeptical on the whole thing about getting and staying sober.
Many people, including myself have stopped drinking alcohol maybe for a week, a month and sometimes even a year, but the big thing is, can we stay sober for the rest of our lives? That is the hard part, Long Term Sobriety.
I am not a Therapist, Doctor or a Professional in a Treatment Center, but I can tell you from my own experiences with drinking and abusing alcohol that being able to walk away from something that has been a huge part of my life, and your life is tough to say the least.
You must know, "I have nothing against anyone drinking alcohol and having a good time, but in my case and millions of other people cases, we just don't know when to stop drinking." The nature of the beast (alcohol addiction) keeps telling us, just one more, just one more please.
For any alcoholic out there, you are not alone by any means. I'm sure everyone knows this, but if you and I could only have one or two social drinks and call it a day it would great wouldn't it? Unfortunately I can't do that, and I would imagine you can't either, or else we would't be addicted to alcohol and drink till we have that huge buzz we long for each and everyday of our lives.
I know for myself, I wish I could do that, but my body is not satisfied with one or two social drinks, so I must stay away from all alcohol totally. Abstinence is best for me! This is the safest thing for me, and the safest for all others that can't stop at one or two drinks.
The First Step Of Getting Rid Of The Beast And Finding Sobriety
I keep calling the name, "Beast" because in my situation, alcohol, and my addiction to it was my beast, my demons, and the ruination of many things along the way. Fortunately, I stopped the beast in it's tracks before it could do more damage that it has already done to my life.
It took a lot of determination and willingness to change my life. After all, alcohol was a huge part of my life, as I'm sure it is for millions all around the world.
The first step towards that new life of sobriety is to admit you have a drinking problem and to get out of denial you are living in. Stop telling yourself there is nothing wrong with you and your drinking of too much alcohol. It must be the rest of the world that is wrong right? Isn't that what you have said many times while you were in denial. I know that was my famous saying. "I am not doing anything wrong, I love to drink and I am not hurting anyone."
Not hurting anyone right? WRONG, we are all are hurting more people than we could ever imagine! None of us can see this happening because we are totally blinded and living in denial by our own addiction to alcohol. We only answer to our demons, The Beast, as they call for more alcohol. Please feed me more of the that poison I am so used to having in my body. Writing these things and looking at the picture I posted above turns my stomach and makes me sick.
How could you and I drink and abuse alcohol enough that people actually hate us when we drink? Why do you and I want a death sentence for ourselves? Why? Do we hate ourselves so much that we are willing to destroy our one and only bodies slowly each and everyday we drink and abuse alcohol?
One Step At A Time
Make Up Your Mind Once And For All
- Make up your mind if you want to continue to drink, or surrender once and for all to your demons that will haunt you for the rest of your life if you don't change.
- Get in the right frame of mind and get out of that negative mood you have been in.
- Think Positive and continue to tell yourself that you can and will get and stay sober.
- Take that first step towards your new life, and that new life of long term sobriety.
- Remember what your addiction to alcohol has done to you and all those that love and care for you.
- Think of what you are doing to your one and only body each time you abuse alcohol.
- Our bodies are crying inside for help, so it is our job to help that one and only body we have and stop drinking forever.
- Stand up to your fears of being sober, and stand up to your demons, and do not let them run and ruin your life for one more second.
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© 2013 Mark Bruno