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Crying Out Silently - How An Alcoholic May Suffer

Updated on August 12, 2013

Don't Suffer - Ask for Help

The cry for help, but no one can hear you because you are crying out silently. The alcoholic wants help so bad, but embarrassed to ask.

Crying out silently how an alcoholic may suffer is referring to the alcoholic that wants help with his/her addiction so bad, but does not know were to begin to ask the question that may save their life.

They may have lived in shame with their alcohol addiction for years or possibly hid their alcohol addiction so well that no one knew they even had a problem

The alcoholic knows their body and knows when they are on the verge of hitting rock bottom. This level of alcoholism sneaks up on the alcoholic ever so slowly until one day the alcoholic wakes up and realizes that they had lost everything.

It's not hard for the alcoholic to see what exactly is happening to them. One good way to see for yourself is to just look into the mirror and look at the person that is looking back at you. This person you see, you may not even recognize and everyone knows that mirrors never lie.

Don't Be Ashamed or Embarrassed

These people that are addicted to alcohol many times know they are a road to self destruction, but they maybe ashamed of their addiction or maybe embarrassed to even say they have a problem and need help.

By doing this you are prolonging your chances for sobriety and living a clean and sober life.  Everyday that passes and you don't ask or want help to become sober is one less day you will enjoy the clean life.

Stop Wasting Time

Stop wasting your life with an addiction and ask for the help you need to become sober. By you not saying anything will led you deeper into you addiction and just make it harder for you to find sobriety.

Don't procrastinate thinking it isn't the right time to ask for help. There is no time better than the present, believe me.

When I decided to stop drinking alcohol, fortunately I was able to do it on my own. I say on my own regarding no AA, nor 12 step program or Rehab Center, but I had one very important person that did help me and his names was God and he continues to give me the strength and the willingness to stay clean and sober.

Anyone can ask God for help if you truly want help. It is very easy, you just sit down a pray and tell God that you want help to change your life around and ask him to please help you in doing so, and believe me he will be more than happy to help you in your quest to become clean and sober. All you have to do is ask and believe and it will happen only if you want it to.

Please don't get me wrong, I do realize that many folks may have to enter a treatment center because of the severity of their addiction and to have help in their detox in a safe and professional manner looking after your health and your life.

If this has to happen than you must be willing to go to treatment. You must believe that you will overcome your addiction.

When you finally admit you have an alcohol addiction and you have finally surrendered to these horrible demons that have been controlling your life is when the road to recovery starts to take shape.

If you are one of those that have to enter a Treatment Center, don't forget to bring God along with you, because with him by your side, the Professional help that you will be receiving and the Positive attitude you must have, you are heading for sobriety.

Don't ever lose hope and never stop believing in yourself. Tell yourself that you can and will get sober and nothing will stand in your way of finding long term sobriety.

Always remember what I have said in many other hubs and that is : BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE!


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Janice, Thank you for your comment and I am so sorry to hear that your husband has this horrible addiction. I know it must be so hard to deal with his addiction. My wife had to deal with me for years, although I never did physical harm to her or my children but verbally and just the way I acted were enough to almost make them hate me. She had told me on several occasions that if I didn't change my ways that she would leave and take the children and that did happen once when my son was 1 year old. I quit drinking that moment and she came back to me but after a few months I went back to my old ways. The reason being and why I am telling you ths is that I went back to drinking because "I" was not ready in my own mind to surrender to my addiction. She put up with it for some time after and finally I came to my senses and called it quits and surrendered to my addiction. Your husband is just not ready to surrender. Maybe if you told him that you may leave he may realize that he may be giving up a relationship for his addiction and hopefully change.I hope and pray everything works out for you and your husband see the light soon. God Bless you and your husband and (Please never give up hope.) Stay positive and calm and I believe things will change.

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      7 years ago

      my husband is an alcoholic and at one time actually admitted it, so thought we was actually going to get somewhere.

      but now has stopped seeing a counsellor as does not feel he helped. he will not go to a clinic not even for two weeks!

      I have tried so hard to understand and support him in our marriage which ha been going down for a while.He has now even turned into a liar as he says things to boost me like he was planning to take me out and spend some money for my birthday. But ends up being really drunk day before by not eating anything for 1.5 days other than a tea plate size meal. so when it came to taking me out as usual he was poorly in bed.He is having moments of trying to be sick but just brings up flem and liquid. he cannot even drink milk on its own now. i love my husband and have tried so much have had a breakdown at work as well other places. I don't really want to have to leave him to get a life but most of time feel this will be the only thing that will actually wake him to reality other than if he ended up in hospital seriously ill. can anyone tell me how I can make see sense or is there really no hope?

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ fucsia Thank your so much for your so kind words as always. When I read your comments you totally inspire me to keep sending the word out to all saying there is hope if you truly want to change your life.

      God Bless you and Yours !! :)

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      7 years ago

      As always.... Great Hub! Your words are stimulating, full of energy and positivity. I hope that they can help someone, I think so....


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