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Are There Easy Ways To Get Sober

Updated on August 12, 2013

Is There a Secret to Sobriety?

When you really think about life in general, have you ever done something that was easy to accomplish? Is there easy ways to do something without pain or hard work involved? Are there easy ways to get sober?

If you want to accomplish a life dream or a goal you have in mind, it is never easy because many things in life require hard work and sometimes pain to achieve that dream or goal you want to achieve and this includes getting and staying sober.

Anything in life that will turn out positive is not easy. It takes willingness, determination and the strength to make it happen and that is exactly what is needed to get sober.

Once I decided that I'd had enough of drinking alcohol and made my mind up that it was time to change my life for the better, I knew it wasn't going to be easy and I was right, but I had the determination and willingness to make it happen.

This is a huge problem with many of those that are addicted to alcohol. They feel it is too much work to get sober so they feel by continuing to drink alcohol is the easy way out. I have some news for all those that feel this way. You are killing yourself slow, but sure, and destroying and taken down your families and friends to the level of rock bottom right along with you.

So many alcoholics don't realize what they are doing to the ones that love and care for them and believe me, I was one of those alcoholics that did just that. We are all blinded by our own addiction to alcohol and just can't see the world around us.


Admit and Surrender

Admitting you are an alcoholic is the first step to start you on the road to recovery. Wanting to get sober and ask for the help to get sober is the next thing you should do if you want to achieve sobriety in your life.

There is no easy way to get sober, but to admit you have an alcohol problem and then want to get clean and sober and live a healthy life. The only way to get sober is to simply stop drinking alcohol once and for all.

Without the need and want to become sober in your own mind, no one in the world will make sobriety happen in your life unless you want it for yourself !

I can't stress it enough in my writing, that "unless you truly want" to become clean and sober and make sobriety in your life be long term, there is nothing anyone can do to help except put you in Rehab. against your own will or threaten you and make you go into Rehab. again, against your own will, and then the court orders by our law enforcement demanding you to enter a Rehab. Center, again against your own will.

None of these things above will keep you sober. You will be of course sober while in Rehab. but look out when you are released. You will go right back to your old ways all because you were not ready to get sober and did not have it in your heart and soul to change your life.

There maybe a couple of cases that entering a Rehab. Center against your own will work out in a positive way. Someone may go into a Rehab. Center and be off the alcohol for the one to three months and may realize just how great sobriety is and with the help of God will stay sober because they loved the way sobriety feels and want to stay with it and have it in their life for ever. There are some success stories about going into Rehab. against your own will and come out a new and happy person without the want for alcohol anymore. My hat goes off to everyone of those people that stuck with getting and staying sober.

As we see all these shows on TV regarding Interventions and how horrible these addicts and alcoholic lives are, it is heart breaking to see them enter a Rehab. Center and do so well and look so wonderful in those three months of treatment and in the end, some do very well and stay sober and then there are those that get out of Rehab. and go right back to drinking alcohol and using. These are the people that were forced or begged to go into Rehab.just to please their families and friends and not wanting sobriety for themselves.

So, there really is no easy way to get sober at all. Either you want to get sober in your heart and want it for yourself and no one else or you don't and are just satisfied with the life you have been living as an alcoholic and drinking your life away.

Try Sobriety out and see just how life is living it sober.

This Is Life We Should Want and Not Thinking Every Minute About the Drug That Will Kill You in the End!

© 2012 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Minnetonka Twin, It is so nice hearing from you and as always your kind comments to me and what I write. It really means so much to me. I am so glad that my hubs have helped you. This is all I wanted when I started to write 2 years ago and that is to be able to help many people that have an addiction or a family living with someone addicted to alcohol. Take care of yourself and God Bless !!

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      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Your hubs always ease the pain from the losses I have endured because of alcohol addiction of my loved ones. I have been reading your hubs for a couple years now and it's one of my ways I get healing. I thank you for your articles that not only help addicts but families that have struggled with the disease.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Holly- Thank you Holly. Your words mean so much to me and I appreciate everything you have done and still working on it. No luck so far. You are so right , "a tug-a-war for sure, but if we have the desire to get sober as I did, we will prevail.

      Thanks again Holly!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ AEvans, Your words to me really touched me. I hope my writing has helped someone out there in our world. I would so happy if it did and if so I really wish they would contact me to say they have found their sobriety. that would so awesome.

      I hope this read will help your friend. as you know I have a couple of hundred hubs regarding alcoholism. Hopefully one of them will hit home. Thanks for the follow also.:)

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Candie, Thanks for commenting. I know it takes some time to finally stop drinking through my own experience. I wanted to stop drinking and I knew I had to, but the demons held me back until I got so fed up I said enough is enough, no is the time.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ mistyhorizon2003 , Cindy, thank you so much for reading and commenting on this hub. Your kind words to me are so nice. Thank you Cindy!!

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      6 years ago from Lone Star State

      i love this! and I know how true this really is. Sobriety is a hard road to travel, specially after taking a darker path for so long... it is a tug-a-war within ones your message Mark! Keep up the great work!

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      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      You are so honest with the truth! Either a person does or does not, you can bet you have saved so many since you have been writing and there will be many more down the road. I am bookmarking this for a friend of mine she really needs to read it. I actually had to change my number because she would go into drunken stupors and call me at 2 or 3 in the morning just ranting about whatever. Maybe you will be the one to save her. :)Thumbs up and shared.::)

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      Candie V 

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

      Hey Mark! This is excellent, but the ending paragraph really sums it all up.. Either you WANT to or you DON'T. Thank you for sharing this - it's important!!

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      This is an amazing message and very well put across as always. Keep up your amazing writing on this subject Mark :)


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