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Can Willingness And Determination Overcome An Addiction In Your Life

Updated on July 21, 2014

Willingness and Determination

If you have the willingness and determination in life, you can over come just about anything in life, but can willingness and determination overcome an addiction in your life? You bet it can!

With the right frame of mind, having a positive attitude and getting the right help to get clean and sober you will be able to achieve long term sobriety. Without the will and determination to get sober you will remain in the world of addiction you now live in.

The alcoholic needs to want sobriety in his/her life and also needs to want to get the help needed in order to achieve sobriety and live a happy and healthy life.

What I have found out in the last two plus years of sobriety, is that if you want something bad enough in your life, you can and will achieve it, and once you do, you will feel so proud of yourself by the accomplishments you have made just as I have conquered my addiction to alcohol and by getting and staying sober.

I have also learned that having a positive attitude in life can change the world you live and for myself, I keep a positive attitude when I decided to stop drinking alcohol and that positive attitude continues to help me through each and everyday of my life.

These things I speak of, not only in this hub, but every single article I write regarding drinking alcohol and ways to get clean sober are from my personal experiences and ways that helped me achieve my long term sobriety. Any person that has any type of addiction can indeed overcome it, whether it be drugs, alcohol, sex, porn, hoarding, eating and many other addictions can get out of these addictions if you have that willingness and determination to do so,

I can't stress enough how living life sober can change anyone's life if you just give sobriety a chance. So many people that have any of these addictions forget what it feels like to be addiction free. They live their lives with these addictions trapping them and running and ruining their lives. Any addiction will wind up in the end running and ruining your life, but the thing is, you have to stop it from happening and the only way to do this is having that willingness and determination to change your life.

You can't expect people to help you if you don't want to help yourself, and it's that simple.

Ways to Be Determined and Succeed

If you have determination and the will to succeed in life than anything is possible including regaining your sobriety. These are some of the things I thought of when i decided to change my life and live it clean and sober:

  • First I thought of the pros and cons of drinking alcohol verses being clean and sober.
  • It didn't take me long to figure out that drinking alcohol was killing me and my family.
  • I knew that drinking alcohol was ruining my life and everyone around me so it was the time to get out of the denial I lived in for so long and make a promise to (myself) that I would never drink a drop of alcohol ever again.
  • I looked at all the stupid things I did over the years, such as, bad financial decisions, bad purchases, and all the things that go with not thinking straight because of all the booze that has taken my body over and having that foggy mind.
  • I wanted to succeed and have more out of my life, but the addiction to alcohol was holding me back, but I finally realized it and made that change in my life.
  • I had to believe in myself more and respect myself more as well.
  • I wanted to give a second chance to (the one and only life I had.)

These are just a few things that made me have the willingness and determination to get clean and sober and I do believe that many of these things will hit home to those that are suffering from an addiction to alcohol. If you truly want a better life and get out of this nasty alcohol addiction you need to take action and do something about it. Change your life before it maybe too late. Sorry to say that, but it is very true. ACT NOW!

© 2012 Mark Bruno


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