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Beating the Temptation To Drink Alcohol

Updated on July 4, 2012
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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

For anyone out there that has surrendered to their addiction to alcohol knows as well as I do that there is always a temptation to drinking alcohol anywhere you may go in this world we live.

The question is, "are you strong enough for beating the temptation to drink alcohol?" I know how tough it is because I have and still am there watching ever so closely people that drink alcohol and remember when I was one of them. I watch and I think. I watch their actions and how they speak as one more drink goes inside their pure bodies. I say, " was that really me at one time?" Did I act the way they act when being under the influence of alcohol?

Temptation is everywhere. Family outings, bars, restaurants, boating trips, camping, concerts and a million other places. Everywhere we go there seems to be alcohol. If you are not a strong and determined person that wants to stay clean and sober the temptation to drink alcohol just may get the best of you.

you can not let those demons you once had inside retake your body and soul over again. you need to be strong enough to stay away and say those famous words "NO THANKS"

As hard as it might seem to say, you will thank yourself for not giving into the demons you use to carry around with you. You are stronger than them by far, but many of us do not give ourselves enough credit and telling yourself that you can and will win the battle of your addiction.

I overcame the temptation and the urge to drink alcohol on my own and one of the ways I did was to just love myself just a little more that I used to. You need to love and respect your own self in order to get the full beauty of living life sober.

If you don't respect yourself and respect what harm alcohol to do to your body and not only that what harm alcohol can do to the ones that love and care for you, such as your spouse and children.

I recently went to a 50thbirthday party for a friend of our family and was around about 60 people all drinking alcohol. I talked and socialize with all of them as they were standing in front of me holding mixed drinks and nice cold beers. Yes, I looked and smelled the alcohol reeking off each of them. They were having a ball, laughing, dancing and carrying on. I stood there having my soda and black coffee with not one urge or temptation to drink alcohol.

As the evening passed by they all became drunker and drunker. I left and return to my shore home just as sober as when i arrived. No worries of driving, being pulled over for speeding or driving crazy and all the things that go with drinking too much alcohol. I later found out the next day, a certain person I know drank a bit too much and refused to be taken home for he thought he was fine to drive home. Little did he know 2 miles down the road from the bar he would be totalling his car, winding up in the hospital and getting a DUI and everything that goes along with drinking and driving.

I thought to myself, "is all that drinking of alcohol and not being responsible enough, to know when you have had enough really worth the few hours of over drinking and partying and not being a responsible person?

I have it in my mind I will never drink again, and believe me your mind is a very powerful thing that you can train anyway you wish, whether be good or bad. I will not break. I will not go back on my word when I originally surrender to my own addiction to alcohol.

Don't let temptation or the urge get the best of you. Stay strong, stay positive and believe in yourself and our God!


PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!

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      robbie 

      6 years ago

      well doe clean life i have been trying to give up now for many years but and sometimes i can go for a while with out then i think im fine and give in to it i just cant seem to find the answer to be strong enough to stay away from it but ill keep trying thanks

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      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      gajanis786, Thank you for your kind words to me. That is exactly what I did. I told myself and continue to tell myself that this is it. No more booze no matter what happens and who I am around.

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      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise, thank you! I hope it was a wakeup call for that one certain person that night. we will see what happens if anything.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Louise, thanks again for your kind words and for your comment. I really surprise myself sometimes. I can't believe all the drinking I had done and to be around it right in my face and it doesn't bother me one bit. It is if I never drank a drop of alcohol in my life. Very weird but I am loving it.

      Mark

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      gajanis786 

      6 years ago

      Thumps up the clean life for writing this bold hub and all the praise for your strong nerves you have showed in the social circles you move for not being tempted for alcoholic drinks. In fact it is ones sheer will power which is helpful in such temptations.....but only if one decides within his or herself not to be tempted anymore and be firm to it then it is no problem to defeat any such temptations. Thanks.

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a wake up call isn't it? Great job, Marky.

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      Cloverleaf 

      6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for sharing another inspiring and well written hub. I couldn't possibly imagine how you must feel around 60 people all drinking. Well done you for turning your back against temptation, and keep on sharing these great hubs :-)

      Cloverleaf.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      amazingchild, Thank you so much fro commenting on this hub. I have sure learned that sobriety is indeed more fun than being drunk and the great part of it all is that you remember the fun you had.

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      amazingchild 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Thank you again for sharing your insights into the temptations of alcohol. I like your point that it's easier to steer clear if you remember to love yourself. No one needs a buzz to be smarter, funnier or more interesting. In fact, the opposite is true!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      moonlake, thank you so much for your comment. I am sorry that you had to experience the horror of an addictiion in you family. You have the right idea ,"Don't Drink"

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      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      Alcohol can ruin a person's life and kill loved ones. I have seen what it can do in my own family. I don't drink and never did so I have a very hard time understanding why people go to far with their drinking.

      Good Hub.

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