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Alcohol In Moderation

Updated on August 12, 2013

Line Them up - Never Enough Is It?

Are You Able to Drink in Moderation

Which type of drinker would you classify yourself? Can you drink alcohol in moderation or are you the type that never knows when enough is enough?

Let me start by classifying myself regarding the above question. Unfortunately I was the one that never knew when enough was enough. I really shouldn't say "unfortunately" because by the problem I had by not being able to drink in moderation helped to never drink alcohol again, in which in my opinion is the best thing that could of happened to me.

To never drink again is kind of crappy thing, but a good thing in the end. If someone over drinks or abuses alcohol to the extent of never having enough and becomes addicted to it, then something should be done before it is too late

So many people including myself think that drinking alcohol and sometimes abusing it as well will never hurt them. If you are that type of person that thinks that alcohol will never hurt you then you need a huge wake up call, because by abusing alcohol it will not only hurt you, but in the end it will indeed kill you or it will kill someone innocent in it's line of fire.

Do You Drink in Moderation?

I told you why I stopped drinking alcohol because I admitted I had a drinking problem and could not drink in moderation nor could I just have a social drink with family and friends. No, I had to drink until it was gone or the party or bar shut down for the night, but sometimes that still never stopped me form continuing my drinking after shut down. I went home and began where I left off at the party of bar. This now makes me sick to even think about. That is how bad the demons inside me had that hold on my life.

So how about you? Do you drink in moderation or don't you know when to stop drinking? That shouldn't be a hard question to answer. I was better off realizing that drinking alcohol till gone or I couldn't stand up anymore, was sooner or later going to hurt me or others to the extent of possibly the point of no return. I admitted I had a problem. Can you do the same?

So many people think that drinking alcohol is no big deal, and for some it is not a big deal because they know when enough is enough and know when to stop drinking. For the others that binge drink or just party until passed out need to take a hard look at their life.

I don't want to seem like I am a anti-drinking person, because I am not. Back two and a half years ago I would frown upon those that didn't drink alcohol, and now, here I am trying to help people to quit drinking by what I write. It is something how life changes over the years, but I must state, you are the only one that change anything in your life and no one else. That I have learned the hard way.

Regarding the anti-drinking, I loved to drink alcohol and the feeling it gave me, but the big problem for me, besides abusing it, alcohol didn't like me one bit. Alcohol and it's demons tried their hardest to destroy my life and others, but I caught it before that happened (and so can you do the same!)

21/30 & hub 300

© 2012 Mark Bruno


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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks Mark-You have such an important ministry with your message about the effects of alcoholism on the addict and family. God Bless :-)

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Minnetonka Twin, Thank you as always for your kinds words although I feel so sad by what you have gone through and still are going through. Stay strong and keep believing and hopefully soon everything will start to come back in place for you.

      God Bless you


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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Another great message 'the clean life' that will help many who are struggling. It ruined me in that it took many loved ones from me and I still have pain about it.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Hi Wesman, yes so true! everyone handles different drugs differently. Just like me, I could just have a few drinks and walk away though some , (not all) friends or family could do that and were very satisfied. So I either continue my on my road to destruction or Quit all together. I want to live so I chose to Quit, Thank God!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas


      What never ceases to amaze me is just how differently different drugs affect different persons.

      I can drink "successfully, " - but were I to snort some cocaine, then everything I own will be gone in no time.

      I've seen other people do that same thing (coke)...and just go to bed when it's gone, not really wanting any more.


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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Wesman Todd Shaw, Thanks for reading and your comment. I too had brilliant ideas while drinking, but the next morning most of those so called great thoughts were ridiculous once sober

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I couldn't agree with you any more.

      I like to drink a bit is relaxing to me, and generally puts me in a happy and chatty mood.

      I also sometimes just get "brilliant" ideas for things to write about while drinking.

      But I've definitely seen and known people that simply can't do it. I know for a fact that it is not them "being weak" or anything, it is something physical and psychological they've no control over.