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Are You Embarrassed Of Your Addiction To Alcohol

Updated on May 20, 2011

Every body in this world has been embarrassed one time or another in their life and possibly ashamed of what they might have done to be embarrassed.

I look at it this way, and speaking from my own experiences and my heart. Many of us do things that we know are just not morally right, but we tend to do these things any way and in the end that thing you may have done could of caused you some embarrassment and you may have been ashamed also.

Being a past alcoholic, but they always say once and alcoholic always an alcoholic, at least that is what I have heard by many and i am willing to except that title to my names because after all I brought all of this on myself. No one forced me into anything so I take full responsibility of my past actions and yes I was very embarrassed and ashamed of those actions.

The question I asked myself and now asking you is, "are you embarrassed of your addiction to alcohol and if so, what will we do to get out of our embarrassment?

Lets face the facts and just admit that we are alcoholics and that name will forever be embedded into your real name, Even though we may have sobered up and come clean, we will still be classified as an alcoholic, but we the alcoholics that have surrendered to our addiction know differently, because even though once in our lives we were addicted to alcohol, people change and with that change our life changes with it.

When we the alcoholics work so hard to change our lives around and surrender to our addiction, that is something to be so very proud of and not to ever feel embarrassed again by your actions and addiction to alcohol.

I have to say for myself towards the last two years of drinking alcohol I was severely embarrassed and ashamed of my addiction to alcohol and started to hide the alcohol when arriving home and sneaking the drink into my garage not letting my neighbors see that i was bringing more beer in to the house.

I began to think, "why am I hiding my alcohol from my neighbors?" Could it be that I was so embarrassed and ashamed? Yes, you got it. I was totally embarrassed I knew at that time I had to do something about it. I thought to myself this is ridiculous of what I am doing because of embarrassment of my alcoholism.

As much as I was embarrassed and ashamed of my actions I still didn't stop drinking alcohol, I just hid it better. We all have heard the saying, "Enough is Enough" and finally I had enough of my life as an alcoholic and took massive action to start turning my life around.

One of the best days of my life is when I announced to my wife and family that I was surrendering to my inner demons and quitting drinking alcohol once and for all.

So, the thing here is if you are addicted to alcohol and you have that sense of embarrassment or are ashamed of yourself, then don't you think that you should do something about your addiction and start doing things that you will be proud of yourself for doing and not being embarrassed?

Lets get clean and sober and prove to yourself and others that you are stronger than your addiction and you are proud of your new life being sober and not embarrassed or ashamed of your addiction to alcohol anymore.


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Louise - Thank you for reading this and I am so sorry to hear of your relapse. Stay strong, get back up and stay sober. Don't feel any less of yourself Louise, because this happens to so many others as well. So far for me I have made it almost 5 years sober (Oct.27th ) will be 5. You can do it for good really. God Bless you and stay strong and positive please!

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      4 years ago

      I logged on because I relapsed recently after 2 years of sobriety. I'm now 4 days sober again but have made my mind up this won't happen again. Each time you relapse it does take longer to recover. Thanks for this it's helped me tonight. Louise

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Kimberly, Thank you my friend! It really makes me feel good to know that what I write about are touching some peoples lives all that I want is to help someone that is struggling with an addiction as I was. I would be thrilled if I could even get one addict sober.

      God Bless you , Kimberly

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      7 years ago

      Keep em coming, you are an inspiration, my fellow addict and a great Hubber



    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise, thanks so much.I try my hardest to think anything to do with addiction and my experiences in hopes to help someone suffering with the same thing I had. It will hit homme to someone out there in the world I hope!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Very cool hub, Marky-great job. Keep up the good work.


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