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Finding The Willpower To Beat Your Alcohol Addiction

Updated on August 29, 2010

Have you ever felt an emptiness in your life as if looking at a empty chair? I heard of a saying once "Life is A Beach" but is it really?.

So many of us struggle through life in one way or another, meaning things just don't seem to go right for us and we fight to make them right with sometimes no success.

Living in the world of many addictions we tend to get caught up in one or more of them when we don't have the willingness or the strength to just say no.

Many times finding the willpower to beat your alcohol addiction could be quite a hard and sometimes painful thing to endure.

I guess we have no one to blame but ourselves for getting involved in a habit that sometimes turns to an addiction all because of not being able to say no in the first place.

Anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of an addiction knows that it is a tough thing to beat, but it can be done if you have willpower.

Having willpower, strength, determination, positivity, and pure desire to accomplish something or beat something like an addiction can be done. I thought that I would never see the light of sobriety ever again, and I was wrong.

I simply made my mind up that I hated the life I led, and if I were to do nothing, I would be heading to rock bottom with nothing to be proud of, or nothing to look forward to, except an early death.

The chairs in the photo symbolize a so beautiful ocean and beach, but no one there to enjoy the beauty of life.

Life is such a precious thing and so many of us just take for granted and abuse this special gift we were given. The gift of life, to be able to take one breath at a time and just live life clean and sober.

So many of us make some wrong decisions in life, including myself, and are perfectly happy of the life they led, but it comes a time in one life that we really should stop and think of all that we are missing out on in the short time we have here on earth.

Being addicted to alcohol or any other drug puts us in a position of just being blinded to everything that should mean the world to us, like beautiful sites, our families and most of all our LIFE. We tend to only focus on our addiction and when the next drink will be.

The alcohol demons have now taken over our world and are running it the way they choose because we let them. We need to stand up to our demons and need to learn to say NO more. You need to say to yourself you have had enough of this horrible life you now live and you want to change it for the better. With out wanting this, you will stay right where you are in life until the end of your time on earth. In my eyes, that's really nothing to look forward to.

With out doing this the addiction will continue to get worse each and everyday. Don't ever be afraid or embarrassed of your addiction. Ask for help, and I know of no one that would ever turn you down. You MUST want help for yourself, before asking others for it.

Look at the determination people have when playing any type of game, whether it be racing cars, boats, the Olympics and so many other things. They have theĀ PURE DETERMINATION to WIN at what they are doing and they don't take NO for an answer. They want to succeed and win and so should the addicted person.

It's not easy to win at anything, but you need to have your mind set in a positive mode, that you will win and achieve the goal you have set out to get.

So, why is it so difficult to beat our addiction? Yes, it is by far a very hard thing to accomplish, I agree, because I went through it myself, but I did it, and darn proud of it.

I have beat the odds and won at the game my demons were playing with me. I had defeated them and kicked them to the curb forever.

For anyone with an addiction please believe me, that is really possible to win at your game. You just need to want to win and by wanting that you will WIN for sure.

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      patdmania 6 years ago from waterford, mi

      It took one of my brothers a long time to learn how much of life he was actually missing. He is a drug addict and went to prison. He barely remembers the 7-10 years prior to prison. When he was let out, he was a whole new person. He has two jobs, works out all the time, he met a girl, and got married. We now golf together, go fishing, and just hang out.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      That is so awesome that your brother has changed his life around. Sometimes it takes something bad to happen before the addict or alcoholic sees the light. In my case maybe the loss of family.It sounds like the two of you have created a new life together. Good for you both!! Send my Congrats to you brother.

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      jasper420 6 years ago

      very usefull hub

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      equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      We are all proud of you, when you win, we all win.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      jasper420, thanks for the positive comment and equealla

      as always your comments make me feel I am making my point. Thanks so much equealla!!!!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Another great hub about alcohol addiction. I know your passion about this topic. You come up with solution, my friend. I hope we can stay away with kind of this drink. Green tea, fruit and veggie juice is good for us. Thanks for share with us.

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