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How Alcohol Destroys Lives

Updated on April 1, 2013




Personally I can not think of anything good to say about alcohol or drinking it except how alcohol destroys lives whether you want to except it or not. It is a known fact that having alcoholism in a family can and will ruin what once was a great relationship and a loving family.

The thing about having an alcoholic in a family is that you love this person and he or she has been a huge part of your life, but there is something tearing you apart, and it is called the addiction to alcohol and it's fighting demons trying their hardest to ruin anything you have.

The addiction will always be there in the family unless something is done about it in a positive way, meaning the alcoholic needs to stop drinking to not only save them self, but to save the family that is living in hell right alongside the alcoholic.

I try in each article I write to hopefully turn on that little light bulb in the alcoholics head and make them realize they are not only killing them self, but they are destroying their family. Alcoholism was in my family for many years, and the alcoholic was me. I am not proud of the name I got by continuing to drink alcohol. I made this name for myself that will stick with me for a lifetime. I made my bed and now I lay in it, but the difference with me is even though I had a huge drinking problem I admitted it and stood up to the demons that were controlling my life and my family lives as well.

I knew, (and you should too,) that being addicted alcohol and abusing it will wind up with nothing but future problems and losses in your life. One loss could be your family and friends and them biggest loss could very well be your own life. Do we the alcoholics have some sort of death wish for ourselves? I know I wanted to live and see my daughter get married and have children and raise a family just like I did when my children were young and the only way that would ever happen is for me to stop drinking alcohol.

The addiction to alcohol will catch up to you one way or another, so think about what your addiction is doing to you.


  1. Do you feel as if you have an addiction to alcohol?
  2. Do you think you are harming your family by your addiction?
  3. What do you love more, your family or your addiction to alcohol?
  4. Do you live in denial?
  5. Do you hide behind the bottle?
  6. Are you embarrassed of your addiction?
  7. Are you happy the way you act and look?
  8. Do you love your family enough to stop drinking alcohol?
  9. Do you miss work often because of drinking alcohol?
  10. Do you spend money on alcohol and deprive your family of their needs?

These are just a few of the questions I ask myself when I realize my life was beginning to fall to pieces a little at a time. Now is the question, can you answer these few questions honestly and then do something about it?

REMEMBER: You are not the only one that is suffering with your addiction. You are harming and hurting the ones that love and care about you and your life. Stand up to the demons and your addiction and do something to change your life before it is too late. Don't let alcoholism destroy your life.



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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      jhunpaler I wish the same my friend. I hope someone will be able to change their life and stop drinking by what I write here on HP. Thanks for your comment!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      sweetguide Thannk you for reading and your comment. Means a lot to me :)

    • jhunpaler profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines

      Hope this could promote the dangers of alcoholism, so people will stop on this habit. nice hub.

    • sweetguide profile image


      6 years ago from River side

      Great hub dear clean life, Very Useful information

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Candie, You are very welcome. I have certainly learned a lot since I have become sober :) There is Nothing better than sobriety!!! I never thought I'd be saying that 2 1/2 years ago, but it is so true!

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      Candie V 

      6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Any of these questions apply to any/all addictions and people really need to take an honest inventory of their lives! Thank you, Mark, for saying it like it is!!


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