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Drinking To Self Destruction

Updated on September 5, 2011

Why is an alcoholic looking to self destruct? We all know what drugs and alcohol do to our bodies but for some reason the drug addict or alcoholic doesn't care. Drinking and using are their top priority and I can say it was mine too. I knew what the consequences were when I decided to start drinking alcohol, but you know as well as I do once those demons of alcohol get a hold of your body there is no way out unless you are strong enough to say no more or I have had enough.

In many cases we are weak and not strong enough to walk away from our demons. The more we drink the more the demons want, so we then become dependent and loving the feeling that alcohol and drugs give us.

Boy, isn't that a wonderful feeling? Or is it? Not so nice in the morning now is it? Not so nice when we get sick as a dog from over drinking on any given day or night?

So, why do we do this to not only ourselves , but our families and friends as well? Why are we drinking to self destruction? I can answer that because those horrible alcohol demons got a hold of me too and wouldn't let go, until years went by and I said enough was enough and i surrendered to them.

Sure drinking is loads of fun and I loved it so much I forgot the real meaning of life and forgot about what really should of meant more to me than alcohol.

I write about this addiction to alcohol because I want every alcoholic to know that there is always hope for sobriety if you really want it in your life as I did and still do till the day I die. At least it wouldn't be by alcohol, I can say that for sure.

I have washed my hands to the demons that once ran my life as it is running your right now. Be stronger than them and surrender before it is too late.


In order to avoid self destruction when drinking alcohol or doing drugs is entirely up to each person that is drinking or using. How bad do you want to be the prisoner of an addiction? How bad do you want to destroy your life and everyone else that you know and love?

Yes, I know what you are thinking right now. You think I am nuts and in reality I was nuts to even lets those horrible demons almost take everything I worked so hard in life for. I was more than nuts, I was crazy as every alcoholic and drug addict is. I don't mean to be the mean guy here, but no alcoholic or drug addict gives their self enough credit to beat the game the demons are playing with you.

You must not back down to them. Look at the life you are missing out on by being addicted to drugs and alcohol. I missed out on many precious years myself, but finally I smartened up and said I have had enough and simply surrender. My life means more to me than feeding the demons in side of me and you.

Make up your mind to just surrender to your addiction and work on it each and everyday until you have become totally clean and sober. If you think you need help doing so, than simply ask for it. Never be a shamed or embarrassed to ask for the help you need to get your sobriety back into your live.

It really isn't hard at all to get clean and sober. The hardest thing is to WANT TO BE CLEAN AND SOBER! If you don't want a better life for you and your family then there is not a person in the world that can help you.

If you decide you want to be clean and sober and have it in your heart that you will do anything it takes to make it happen, then that is a huge plus and the people or Rehab. Centers have a fighting chance to get you well.

You have to help yourself before being helped by others and that's all there is to it.



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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Simplicity4All, Thank you so much for the following and your comment on this hub. You are so right. One drink or two can really losing up a person and yes they like the way alcohol losens them up and they feel as if this is the way they can cope with things in their lives and then all of a sudden they are addicted just because they needed those drinks to give them the courage to be themself.

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      7 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

      Its always easier to drink away the pain then face your demons or deal with emotional baggage. Especially in younger cohorts where alcohol is used everywhere, its an easy way to open up or break the ice in a new situation such as going away to college. I can be pretty shy at times and always found I had an easier time opening up after a drink or two. Problem is you start to depend on that liquid courage and before you know it, things spiral out of control. Maybe slowly but with enough time it permeates every aspect of your life and sometimes before its too late irrepareable damage is done. Very insightful article.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Trsmd, Thanks for the comment and yes we sometimes really don't know what people are going through in there life, because many try to hide it from others and then start drinking to ease the pain so they think

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      7 years ago from India

      Some people are depressed or unhappy with something in their lives maybe.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      shea duane, I am so sorry it took so long to reply, but with the hurricane here in the East we had much to do. Thank you for your comment and I know what you are talking about because I was the same way. I didn't think I had a problem at all. It took many years to finally realize I was wrong and everyone else was right. Hopefully your friend will come around and see the light real soon. Don't loss hope my friend.

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      shea duane 

      7 years ago from new jersey

      I have a friend who refuses to admit she is an alcoholic... it hurts all of us who love her so much.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      bwhite062007..First off I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle passing away do to alcohol. What a shame in that he tried to do good for himself by staying sober for those three years. Also thank you for your comment. I really wish many alcoholics would read my articles to let them know there is always hope for sobriety. All they have to do is to want to be sober and the rest will follow. Very nice meeting you !


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      Brianna W 

      7 years ago from East Coast

      Fantastic hub! Glad that you are clean and sober and using yourself to set an example for others who are suffering. Your article hit me right in the heart as I had an uncle I was very close die from the effects from alcoholism. He was sober 3 years before he died, but it was too late. His liver was gone. This is a serious condition that I feel gets overlooked too often. Great advice The Clean Life!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Blair Rockefeller , Thanks for commenting and congrats to you for your life change. We all including myself need to give our lives a second chance and I am so glad I did. There is nothing better than sobriety my friend. Think positive and continue to be happy as this is my new outlook on life from now on.

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      Blair Rockefeller 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      For myself alcohol was a way to commit suicide slowly. It was when I was told I'd be dead in 3 years that all of a sudden I wanted to live and quit. Changeing my life spiritually to be able to be happy.

      Congratulations on stopping the self distructive behaviors.


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