Drinking And Abusing Alcohol Is A Choice
No One Forced You to Drink
No one has bent your arm and forced you to start drinking alcohol. Drinking and abusing alcohol is a choice and not something you were forced into doing.
Granted, none of us that have or had an addiction to alcohol just woke up one morning and said, "I think I will drink and abuse alcohol and become an alcoholic."
That's not what happens at all, but what may happen are a few things that started me off to being an alcoholic.
Number one could be just plain old peer pressure when your friends are starting that experiment with drinking alcohol and you feel as if you didn't join in their drinking games they would no longer want you as part of their family of friends.
Number two and maybe the worst one is, as you get older and start to have more and more responsibilities things may look to you as overwhelming and you may have too much on your plate at once to handle. So, what do you do to ease the pain and make things a bit more easy for you to handle. You get the booze out and start drinking hoping things will go away.
Believe me, whatever it is that you can't handle will NOT go away by drinking alcohol. Things will look as if it's going better than a couple hours ago, but at the end of the day, that trouble, problem or overwhelming feeling will still be there and maybe even worse.
Is Drinking Alcohol a Choice
Is Alcohol an Disease
Once you have started down that path of drinking and abusing alcohol each day of your life, you will find that you are trapped and in prison by your own demons that won't let you go.
Now you have an addiction and you are hooked to living this life of drinking everyday feeding your inner demons what they need. Alcohol is a disease, but that disease could of been avoided if you had in the beginning the willpower to say NO.
You started that experiment of drinking with your friends or to ease the burden of life and it's problems and now look you are a full blown alcoholic, just like i was.
Even though I have been sober for close to four (4) years now, I will always be an alcoholic, sad to say, but true. I earned that name that I hate to even say. It sounds so harsh to me, but I earned it and now I have to live with it for the rest of my life.
If i could of taken one drink and called it quits for the night, I wouldn't have the problems I have now. I was one of the guys that one beer or one drink was never enough. I needed more and more until I hit that point of the buzz I was so used to, and as the drinking continued it always took more alcohol to get to that point that made me satisfied.
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The Choice Is Yours Whether to Live Sober or Drunk
Yes, the choice is yours and mind whether to live sober and be happy, or to live drunk, unhealthy and miserable. It's up to what you want out of your life.
My choice is sobriety anytime than being drunk and not having a clean head. Being in the fog and feeling like crap every single morning I wake up. That is not for me anymore, and you should think about trying to stop drinking alcohol as well and save your own life.
I have nothing against drinking, but abusing alcohol each day needed to stop. That is where I was in my life and I needed to just stop and not look back, so that's what I did and will continue to do until the end of my time here.
© 2013 Mark Bruno