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Courage To Stay Sober

Updated on August 7, 2011

Courage to Stay Sober

Do you have the courage to stay sober? Has the time come to now finally put down the bottle and release the bondage of the ball and chain that controls your everyday life?

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you find yourself hungry, angry, lonely and tired? Can you put the drink down - just for today?

If you answered yes to any of these statements then I believe you have the courage to stay sober now, today, and for the rest of your life.

Courage defined by dictionary.com states "the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger or pain without fear."

Putting down the drink is not always easiest thing to do in life and some do fear this but if you really want it and think that you can do it, then I encourage you do so now.

One of the first steps to stopping the pain and suffering you might feel day to day is to put down the drink and say to yourself "I am powerless over alcohol and my life has become unmanageable."

You then will begin to feel a great relief lifted off your shoulders because it is then you will realize that you do indeed have the courage to stop drinking and stay sober.

Putting down the drink is not the end but it is the beginning. The beginning of a new life, one that you want, need and are so deserve.

By taking the first step to sobriety by putting down the drink - the road to happiness and freedom is near - but you cannot conquer this great feat alone. Simply have the courage to seek help from others who also stay sober day to day and hold their heads up high. These are words of encouragement - seek the help.

Some may need some rehabilitation to take the time out and separate themselves from the negative surroundings that might be in the way of this ultimate life saving endeavor.

There are many resources in the community and online that are available to start you on your journey of taking back your will and life. Today is the day to just do it.

You can inquire with local drug and alcohol rehab facilities. Veterans can call their local VA administration. Also another great resource is almost every town or city in the world close by has AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings throughout the day or evening. AA meetings can also be found online with some suggested resources below. These are the safe joyful places that others like yourself seek the help and guidance to stay sober each day.

Life is short and make it what you want to. If you want to stay sober and feel you have the courage to stay sober which I know you do, then take the first step, put down the drink and seek help today. Peace be with you.

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    • WoodsmensPost profile imageAUTHOR

      WoodsmensPost 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you for reading and commenting Daniel :)

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      Daniel Peebles 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for such a good post.

    • WoodsmensPost profile imageAUTHOR

      WoodsmensPost 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks you for the kind words of wisdom, and encouragement.

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      Motown2Chitown 

      7 years ago

      Woodsmens, I've been familiar with twelve-step programs since I was a young teen. I had two alcoholic parents. There are still times, despite the fact that I do not drink that I refer back to the twelve steps as a sort of "set of basics" for living life right. GREAT hub! Voted up and awesome!

    • WoodsmensPost profile imageAUTHOR

      WoodsmensPost 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Genna, I'm glad your friend is taking control fof his life. Drinking can take a toll on ones self, friends and family so sometimes it takes a little bit of courage to change a way of living.

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      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you for this hub. A very close friend just realized that he would say yes to all of the questions you posed in your opening paragraphs, and has joned AA. It seems to be working well for him.

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