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Best Ways To Quit Drinking Alcohol And Live A Happy And Fulfilling Life

Updated on April 19, 2014

Having an addiction to alcohol can certainly put a huge damper on ones life. Drinking alcohol can be somewhat of a relaxing time only when drinking it responsibly, such as, a quiet romantic dinner with a little wine with your meal, or a celebration of any kind is just fine when you don't overdue your intake of alcohol.

This is were many people that are addicted to alcohol have a problem, The problem of not knowing when to quit drinking alcohol.

Through my experiences here are the best ways to quit drinking alcohol and live a happy and fulfilling life.

Wanting That New Sober Life

First of all, the alcoholic must want to quit drinking alcohol and be willing to do whatever it takes to become clean and sober. This is one of the most important, because if the alcoholic fights back and is not willing to make a change in his/her life, then they might be fighting a losing battle. If the alcoholic knows that his/her family and friends are 100 percent behind their decision to quit drinking this can be a huge step for the alcoholic, just knowing they have the support they need to become sober.

Secondly, if the alcoholic would only realize that there is happiness and fulfillment in lives that people live being clean and sober. The alcoholic may not think they can have any fun or excitement in life being sober. They are totally incorrect with thinking this way, in fact, I believe life has far more happiness and fulfillment without drinking alcohol.

If you are down in the dumps, depressed and just plain miserable the last thing you want to do is to drink alcohol and get more depressed with each and every drink you take.

Drinking alcohol to flush away our everyday problems or worries is not the answer, it simply makes things far worse than they are. But, the alcoholic thinks differently. They think by drinking alcohol will correct or possibly change something from bad to good, and in fact it is just the opposite, alcohol makes good thing go bad and you can count on that.

Living Life Alcohol Free

There are so many great things in life you can enjoy being clean and sober and not carrying around that crutch thinking by drinking is the best fun any one can have. Many people that are addicted to alcohol have in their minds that they will never be able to have fun being sober. They think you must be drunk or buzzed in order to have any fun or excitement in life. I can relate to that statement because there was a time that I thought drinking was the only way to have fun and I needed to carry that crutch were ever I went, like a security blanket, if you will.

Anyone that is true to them self and thinks highly of them self should take that moment out of their busy day and look into your life and see where you will be headed if you continue to drink alcohol.

I thought over a year ago that it would be totally impossible for me to quit drinking alcohol and boy did I fool myself. I did it and darn proud of it, and ever since, my life is on the rise to the top with no stopping in site.

You too can do the same. All you need is the willingness, desire, determination and the strength to call it quits and surrender to those demons who are running and ruining your life as well as possibly others that may love and care for your.

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Best Ways to Quit Drinking Alcohol

One of the best ways to quit drinking alcohol is to make your mind up that you want a change in your life. Surrender to your inner demons and admit you have an alcohol addiction, ask for help if need be and JUST QUIT!

We all have in us the power to control our minds, whether it be drinking alcohol or doing drugs and we then have the power in our minds to say I will not drink alcohol anymore or do drugs. Our minds are control by our own self and no one else. We all have the power to change if you really want that change in your life.

Quit drinking alcohol and start to live with happiness and fulfillment in your life and share that happiness with your loved ones. You will never be sorry that you made the decision to finally find sobriety and live the live you and yours desire.

Life is too short and too precious to waste it on an avoidable and horrible addiction.


Enjoy Your Life Sober



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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Julie- Thank you for reading and congrats on being sober. It may not seem like a long time, but it is a huge step in the right direction. I am proud of you as you should be so proud of yourself too. Stay strong Julie and believe and love yourself !!

      God Bless you!


      Pedro Coimbra- If you get 30 days then stick to it and make it 30 years. You can do it !!!

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      Pedro Coimbra 

      6 years ago

      Today i am going to start a 30 day challenge...i have to stop, its playing tricks with my brain, sometimes i think i am going mad, and injure myself

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      6 years ago

      I went to my first aa meeting has been a week since my last is hard painful and ugly, yet I'm feeling a little better each day.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Denise, Thank you for you kind words and comments. I too never realized that taking one day at a time would accomplish so much in my life. I think many of us look so forward in life and not pay any attention to the day we are living in at that moment. You a true friend Denise and thanks for being there for me :)

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      6 years ago

      I never realized that "one day at a time " would mean so much to me. " keep it simple " is a great one also. With god and aa my life may not be perfect but it is certainly is a lot better living it soberperfect

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      6 years ago

      This is giving me so much support. It is so nice to read how so many other people have experienced and feel the same ways as I do. Thanks to all. We need each other : )

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      megni. once again thank you for reading and your comment. That is a wonderful idea. I just carry my coffee around during parties and feel just fine. Everyone now knows not to harash me for not drinking so they are used to me and my coffee. LOL

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      6 years ago

      At parties drink ginger ail. No one will know the difference and an hour or so later, you'll be glad. You can sit back and watch all the silliness and out of control remarks.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Do you not find it somewhat annoying though, when you are at a party or in the bar, not drinking alcohol, and all around you are getting steadily more drunk, giggling over everything and you are the only sober one in the room, and what they are giggling about just doesn't seem funny because of this? This is a problem I have previously found on the rare occasions I was out and not drinking for some reason.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ skye2day Thank so much for your kind words and you are correct, anything is possible if you truly want it bad enough. Life is great being sober isn't it? We are living it, and now is the time we help others do the same.

      God Bless you and yours :)

    • skye2day profile image


      7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      With God all things are possible. For me I had to surrender to Him who created all. The joy in living sober for me is abundant life. God has so much on the journey planned for us. There are so many treasures to discover. I am forever grateful.

      Who would have thought? Great Hub. Keep on Mark.

      Keep sharing and reaching out to the hurting.

      up and awesome

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ ssaul Thanks for the comment and it is a tough journey for many alcoholic, but with the right attitude and frame of mind anything can be accomplished. I'm proof!

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      7 years ago

      you i cannot image being an alcohol, because refrain or stop drinking alcohol would have totally be a challenge for me. Withdrawal symptoms is very dreadful, the cold sweats and nausea etc, too hard to bare.

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      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Mighty Mom, Thanks for commenting and so nice to see and hear from you again. I'll tell you what MM, I couldn't be any happier since I quit drinking. I have more fun and laugh and just live a clean life like never before. My life has change all for the better over the last year. I'm glad you enjoyed the read and you are so right Alcohol does Rule ONLY if you let it. We need to know how to stop it in it's track before it's too late.

      Thanks again MM!! :):)

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      Susan Reid 

      7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Hello TCL. Congratulations on your sobriety. I like that you mention more than once in your hub that one of the main fears of alcoholics is they will never have fun again if they can't drink alcohol. But we know that is the opposite of the truth, don't we?!!

      Your advice is great for those drinkers who still have the choice to drink or not. Those who are more advanced in their disease lose that choice. Alcohol rules them.

      But they, too,can get and stay sober! I say, if you find you can't do it with your own willpower, don't give up. Ask for help!!! Anyone who lives a joyful sober life will be glad to help you!!!


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