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Facing The Truth Of Your Own Addiction To Alcohol

Updated on August 12, 2013

Don't Lie to Yourself

If you are addicted to alcohol, but you think you're not, then maybe you should be facing the truth of your own addiction to alcohol.

Why does the alcoholic think they have no problem with drinking alcohol? Why does the alcoholic live in so much denial that they believe there is no problem even though everyone they know tells them over and over that they should quit drinking. The alcoholic doesn't want to hear things such as quitting drinking or at least slowing down.

As the saying went in the movie, A Few Good Men, "You Can't Handle The Truth." That is the real problem. No alcoholic wants to hear the truth, and that goes for myself over two years ago when I finally decided to stop drinking alcohol. Now I write to hopefully help others realize that the truth is that they may be an alcoholic no matter what they think. They have to face the truth and get out of the denial they have lived in for so long.

I realize how hard it is to face the truth that you are an alcoholic, because I had a huge problem with that too. Even though many alcoholics function everyday and perform their daily chores, such as getting up and going to work everyday, heading out to the gym for some exercise or whatever the day calls for, they handle it fine which tells them, "how can I be an alcoholic if I perform my everyday duties?"

They perform these things because many of these people that have an alcohol addiction are call "functioning alcoholics" such as myself. I truly believe that being a functioning alcoholic tends to make the alcoholic think there is no problem at all with their drinking.


When all said done, and at the end of the day, if you really sit down and look at your life you may see that you are only lying to yourself regarding your addiction to alcohol. The truth really hurts when you come to realize you do have a real problem and you may be to ashamed to tell anyone else because you have hid your addiction for so long.

There comes a time in life that you will have to tell the truth and stop hiding your addiction from others. These other people will be able to help you get sober and can be a strong support system to you if you ever decide to change your life and finally quit drinking and get yourself clean and sober.

It really isn't hard at all if you stop lying to yourself and simply face the truth that you are an alcoholic. Don't be embarrassed about your addiction. Remember, you are NOT alone in this world of alcoholism you live in now.

Ask for help and tell everyone the truth. Your family and friends will be more than glad to help you find your sobriety again. Be honest with yourself if you want to have longevity in your life and live your live happy and healthy till it is time for you to leave this earth we live on.

Leaving earth early should not be on your demons terms. It should be God's terms and no one else. So tell everyone the truth and ask for the help you need to break your addiction to alcohol once and for all.

** Trust me, if you face the truth of your own addiction to alcohol you will not be sorry one bit. You will see how great life can be living it clean and sober.


© 2012 Mark Bruno


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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Michele Travis, Thank you Michele for your comment and for taking the time to read. Also thanks for the Vote Up too!

      I do hope this hub and many more get into the hands of those who need help with their addictions.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This is a wonderful hub. I hope more people read it and understand they are not alone. So many people think they are alone when they really are not alone. Great hub. Thumbs up again!