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Beating the Temptation To Drink Alcohol
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!