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Alcohol Does Exactly What It Is Intended To Do

Updated on August 13, 2013

What Does Alcohol Exactly Do ?

Drinking alcohol for some people can very relaxing after a long day at the office or out in the fields physically working and sweating your butt off.

Oh yes, I remember those hot days of summer building homes and pouring concrete in the heat of the summer, looking forward to the end of the day to crack open that ice cold beer. Those days are just memories now and I have learned to be able to work and sweat my butt off without the enjoyment of that ice cold beer, but many people are not so fortunate and they open that first drink and continue to drink alcohol until the alcohol does what is intended to do and that's to get you buzzed and drunk.

Alcohol does exactly what it is intended to do, and that is to not only relax you, but after too many drinks it starts to control you, your words and actions and gets you drunk if you can't control yourself and how much you drink after that hard day at work.

Alcohol does what it is supposed to do and it does a great job, if you call it great and only if you let your alcohol demons take over.

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I Can Not Control My Alcohol Intake

Many people that drink alcohol do it in a responsible way and know when enough is enough, but then there are those that just don't know when to stop drinking, and yep, I was one of those drinkers. Never enough and the more you drink the more your body keeps asking for more. Not a good sign by any means believe me.

So many people that drink alcohol can not just have one or two drinks for the entire day and walk away. Those one or two drinks for them and myself were just an appetizer for what was in store for the rest of the evening and sad to say I was one of those that never had enough.

I can honestly say, I love to drink my beer and loved the effects that alcohol intended to give me, but I realized after so many years I just couldn't do it anymore. What a life right, drinking, feeling great, feeling like you are on top of the world and nothing bothers you. You are stronger and anyone that is sober or drunk. You feel as if you can hop in your car and ride the roads at 100 MPH without ever getting caught or crashing your car. The sad thing is, that this is how you feel when alcohol does what it is intended to do and to alter your mind and your thinking. So, as much as I loved my booze and still do, but just can't have it, I surrendered and and called it quits forever and now live a clean and sober life with no worries of what I did, or if I said something wrong to someone or just getting in my car and driving the straight and narrow sober.

If you feel these things while your are under the influence of alcohol and pretty much drunk, than you have a real wake up call coming your way in the future. Everyone, one time or another gets to this point in their drinking life. It's all a matter of time and then it will be your turn unfortunately.

Looking back in time I now can say I was very foolish as many of those that drink to get drunk. Sure once in a while people get a little carried away and get to the point of no return and passed out drunk. Things happen sometimes like this, but to do it day in and day out there is a real problem and we all know what it is. We are addicted to alcohol and just can't stop.

We think we are indestructible and nothing bad will ever happen to us. Well, I am here to tell you everyone has their day to face the consequences of over drinking and getting outright drunk. It may not happen in the near future, but in time over drinking alcohol and not drinking alcohol responsibly will indeed catch up with you and in so cases it will not be a pleasant sight and for some death will occur unfortunately either by auto or declining health problems because of what alcohol does to your body over time.

© 2011 Mark Bruno


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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise..Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Yes only on vacation till Tuesday when I go back :(:( I need to retire Denise

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Marky-I love your candor-so evident in your writing. Happy Sunday to you. :) Still on vacation?

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      skye2day, Thank you so much for your touching and kind words to me and my hub. I never went to AA or any 12 step programs, but I must say that my God helped me and held my hand while I walked down a new path in my life. I wrote a hub on what exactly happened to me one night in my garage drinking alone when I heard the Silent Whisper. A whisper that changed my life forever and I will never forget it. Many don't believe me that I heard the voice of God, but I don't care what they think, I know what I heard and I am proof from being a blown out ALCOHOLIC to a CLEAN AND SOBER MAN! and that is all that matters to me.

      God Bless you and congrats on your 24 years of sobriety too.


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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Bless You. Thank you for sharing the truth. Yho have great courage. I too am in recovery, around 24 years. I did go out once and that one drink lasted 5 months and took me places I wish I never went. Thank God for HIS tender Mercies and forgiveness. He saved me from the pits of hell that I created.

      Alcoholism is an I, Self, Me illness. The ISMS tear down not only the alcoholic but all in the path like a tornado or hurricane. All go down... It is a disease that will tell you that you have none. Denial.

      The very good news is this, 'GOD can turn all things for GOOD for those that love Him.' Romans 8:28 So there is always hope until there is none. When I surrendered on my knees, the craving was lifted. For some it takes longer but the craving will come in and try an tap on your shoulder "just one' That is a lie from the Devil. Be on watch for the enemy he can take a hike to the pit of hell where he is doomed.

      I pray I always recoil from drinking like touching a hot fire. I do not touch. One day at a timeis for me. If I say all my life I will never touch alcohol that is a big expectation on myself but I know I can do today with Christ. Phip 4:13

      Me a wretched sinner, was pulled me from the ocean and God does not intend to throw me back in.God has a plan for each one of His creation. Looks like your testimony can help many people!! Great hub of love, keep on my Friend. Go with God. He has many treasures on the path for you. Now you can discover them because your eyes are open and not all fuzzy or hung over. Alleluia!! I have joined your fan club. Honored to know you. Hugs Galore.

      PS The rooms of AA took me and loved me until I could love me again. Thank God for AA. This is where I discoverd Gods impending love for a ragged doll like me. He stiched me up. God my Father. Amen brother, Hugs voted up awesome.