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How A Life Without Alcohol Can Be So Fulfilling

Updated on February 22, 2011

You may ask yourself how a life without alcohol can be so fulfilling and I am going to tell you that answer in my own words from my own life experiences.

Alcohol can be a fun time when going out, but only if you drink it responsibly and don't overdo drinking it. There is that little fine line, that when you cross it you become one that was sober and enjoying yourself to being drunk and in some cases not the same person as you were before crossing that fine line.

I can remember those times just having a drink or two and feeling that sense of calmness and all the weight lifted off my shoulders from the day at work or just anything that had been going on during the course of the day, but pushing the envelope just a little more with a couple more drinks that feeling of calmness now becomes buzzed and wanting more of the drink to now get drunk figuring I would have a much better time feeling that way.




After surrendering to my addiction to alcohol it had crossed my mind, "how in the world will I be able to have the fun I used to when I drank alcohol?" The question all alcoholics ask themselves when they decide to stop drinking alcohol.

It really is a scary thought thinking about such a thing and wondering how you will survive without alcohol. Well, believe me my friends, you will indeed survive without the alcohol and when you get used to being without alcohol your days and night alcohol free will be much more enjoyable and memorable as well.

I never knew just how much fun life could be without alcohol in my system. I'm now up for anything and at anytime of the day, but when drinking alcohol my day stopped right after 1pm and drinking started till it was time for bed leaving the wife and family on their own to fen for themselves and do their own thing, as I did mine.

Now that I think about it I was really selfish in my way of life and how I only thought of myself and no one else.

When you have decided to live life without alcohol you will have somewhat of an adjustment to make in your life.  I know I did.  I was very nervous going out anywhere without my crutch to lean on.

As time passed by, each outing and each day became a lot easier to deal with and before I knew it I was walking on my own without my crutch.

What a wonderful feeling to be alcohol free and just to enjoy life clean and sober. If I had known this years ago and wasn't so afraid of sobriety I would have had some great passed years to share with all.

So, the moral of this story is that if you truly want a better life for you and your family, you have to take that first step towards your own sobriety and make a better life for yourself and your family.

Living life without alcohol is really not as hard as I thought it would be. I have found out through this experience that it is all in the mind and you control that mind of yours, meaning you can make it do anything you wish it to do. I chose to become clean and sober and with keeping a positive attitude towards becoming sober it worked just as I planed it to be.

If you want sobriety go after it and don't stop until you achieve it.  Once you achieve it, stay with it forever.  Never let anything or anyone stand in your way to becoming clean and sober.


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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ John Congrats on being sober for 17 years. That is so wonderful. Keep up the great work. I know exactly what you went through. I almost lost everything I had because of this horrible thing being addicted to alcohol. Thank God we both realized it before it was too late.

      God Bless you my sober friend !!

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      john k 5 years ago

      I gave up alcohol 17 years ago it robbed me of everything and turned me into a lying cheating manipulative human being i cared for no one but me thanks to alcoholicks anon i am 17 years without a drink i have turned my life around and have become a happy sober and and very grateful human being .

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Cheryl - Happiness is all you make it and it took some time for me to realize you Can be happy without drinking. Thank you for commenting and reading :)

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      Cheryl 5 years ago

      I want to experience real fu hn and happiness, not fake happiness from a bottle

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ CARIBQUEEN, Yes I know exactly what you mean. My wife tried and tried for year to make me or ask me to stop drinking and I would for about a week until everything calmed down with us and when I though it was ok I started right back to my old ways. The big thing is when you ask someone to quit drinking , if they are not ready to surrender to their demons all the talks in the world will not help. It may make them think for a moment or two but don't care enough to stop drinking. I know this because it was me. I was not ready to quit and when I was and saw what was happening and what could happen to my life and family is when I finally gave it up for good before it was too late.

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      CARIBQUEEN 6 years ago

      Clean Life: I have so many friends that I try to encourage to stop drinking alcohol. Sometimes, I am abused verbally in return because they do not want to really listen. Most times they agree that the drinking is carrying them on the road to nowhere - it is just that they cannot stop. Like any other drug, alcohol appears to take away whatever problem they have for the time being and the only way to keep the problem away forever is to continue drinking themselves silly. However, their families suffer abundantly and that is where my sympathy lies - why others have to pay for an individual's negative bad habit.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ forkhyun Thanks for the comment. Glad you enjoyed it. It took many years for me to realize that life could be so great living alcohol free.

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      forkhyun 6 years ago from Korea, Canada

      This is a cool article. love it. It challenges people addicted to alcohol especially.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Denise Thank you for your comment and you are correct experience I do have . Thanks Denise :)

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Always wonderful advice spoken from experience. Great advice my friend. :)

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Lady_E Thanks for your comment. Always great to hear from you :):)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Great article that will be helpful to many.

      It's good to stay sober.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Ruchira You are so right. No one realizes the effect of alcohol or drugs for that matter and it sneaks up on us very slowly and before you know it you are trapped and can't get out. But as I write you can always get out if you really put your mind to it and except the fact you have a problem and ask for the help you need to get sober.

      Thanks for your comment and so sorry for the loss of your cousin and the pain his family is now going through.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      so true...I lost my cousin 'cause of this addiction and now his family is suffering :( This addiction is so bad that one does not realize it since the mind is so blurry by its effect.

      Good one!!

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      Veronica Almeida 6 years ago from TORONTO

      well said, or written to better say :)