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Are You Strong Enough To Stay Away From Your Addiction To Alcohol

Updated on September 5, 2011

When an person that has an addiction to alcohol decides he/she wants to surrender to their addiction it could very well be the hardest decision of their life. The reason being, is that they love their addiction to alcohol just the same as the demons love them for feeding the fuel to satisfy them.

You could say a love hate relationship. The love of the feeling of being high or drunk and on the other hand they know it is wrong by what they are doing to them self and others that love and care about them.

So, the big question is if you decide to surrender are you strong enough to stay away from your addiction to alcohol? I wonder sometimes how I even stay away from my past addiction to alcohol with some many things going on in my life, some good and then some bad, but I have the willpower to stay away form alcohol. I just hope others can hold their own too without reaching for their past addicted life.

When you finally surrender to your addiction to alcohol you have to be stronger than your addiction and learn to big word "NO." No I don't need to drink to get through my day and I don't need alcohol as my crutch in life.


Willpower is the ticket to staying sober and remaining sober long term. Learning the word NO is always the best answer when someone might ask you if you would like a drink. Ever person that has an addiction to alcohol and becomes sober will always be confronted by their past demons and tested to see just how strong they are to fight the demons away. No matter where we go in life there seems to always be alcohol, so you must be strong enough to say that most important word "NO."


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Lisa I think you hit the nail right on the head. My wife and I were just talking about this while watching Dr. Drew Celeb. Rehab. Youy are so right. There must be a problem deep down inside each and every drug addict or alcoholic. Something that makes us want to ease the pain or numb us of our problems. I wrote in one hub that we that are addicted just didn't wake up one day and say to ourselves I think I will try to self destruct my life by using or drinking alcohol. I started my drinking at age 19 because of a relationship that really went bad in more waYS than one and as of this day it is still haunting me. Over the last one year I have gone through so much, but never touched the drink as much as I wanted to to fix the problem, But always remembering that this crutch I had never fixed anything it just got worse.

      I hope everything is going great for you and please stay intouch if you can. It was very nicde meeting you here and talking to someone that has gone through what I have.

      God Bless

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      7 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      I think maybe in some cases willpower isn't the answer. I know many people who suffer from this disease, me included, who have tons of willpower and manage everything in their life wonderfully except alcohol. Attorney, doctors, businessmen and women, judges, clergy, congressmen, etc., are all self controlled disciplined people but many of them suffer from alcoholism. I think discovering what it is inside of us that we are lacking or cannot face sober and correcting or coming to terms with that is more the answer than just saying NO or not having willpower. Having willpower to say NO will only take you so far. Getting to the root of the problem of "why" we drink and coming to terms with that will have a more lasting affect. Alcoholism is never the real problem. It is a symptom of the real problem. Nobody that is a real alcoholic drinks that way unless there is a deeper underlying psychological issue. The deeper wounds have to be dealt with or the drinker will eventually go back to drinking. If it were just a matter of willpower, there wouldn't be very many alcoholics in the world. They really are strong people in general. Thank you for your hubs and I wish you much happiness.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Joe Macho, Thanks for your comment and you are so correct. Willpower is tghe ticket. I go into bars and liquor stores and it doesn't bother me one bit, in fact I like to go in them and look at all the booze and laugh inside saying you rotten demons will never be inside me again. I won as your friend won the internal war. Tell he/she there are doing a great job and to be proud of them self as I am.

    • Joe Macho profile image


      7 years ago from Colorado

      I only know one person who has overcome an alcohol addiction. It's pretty amazing because he's surrounded by it all the time, but his will power pulls him through. All you need to do is win the internal war. Good hub. Voted up

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      homesteadbound Thanks again for commenting. I have learned to say NO to my alcohol demons and now I must learn the word NO in other things in my life that people take advantage of my kindness.

      Take care my friend :)

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      "No" is a word that many need to learn, and not just when it comes to alcohol. I struggle with saying "no" and then overcommitting myself. Thanks for a great hub.


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