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How An Addiction To Alcohol Will Cut Your Life Short

Updated on August 12, 2013

For anyone that has an addiction to alcohol you must know how an addiction to alcohol will cut your life short. You may not know when or how your life could be snuffed out and cut short, but sooner or later, if you continue to drink alcohol and abuse it to the point that you need it every single day, something is bound to happen in your life that will be caused by your addiction to alcohol.

So many alcoholics worry about their health, as I did for some time, but do you think that was enough to make the alcoholic, or myself stop drinking alcohol and start to live a life of sobriety?

The answer would be no, worrying about our health wasn't enough to make us quit drinking alcohol. Sometimes it may take something so bad to happen in the alcoholics life in order for them to really see the light and stop drinking forever.

It Will Cross Your Mind One Day

Having your life cut short because of an addiction to alcohol will come into the alcoholics mind now and then as it did for me. We really deep down inside know that we are doing harm to our bodies each time we go on that drinking binge. I know we are all in denial and just don't want to believe that we have an addiction to alcohol even though many people have told us and deep down we really know that we do have that addiction that will catch up with us sooner or later. Sad but true.

None of us are indestructible, although we may think so as we pound down our alcohol each and everyday of our lives.

The big thing here is that we know we are killing ourselves slow but sure, but still we are weak to our addiction and just don't have the willpower to ever say no, I have had enough and simply stop drinking alcohol.

It is a huge step for the alcoholic to walk away from an addiction to alcohol that they have had for some many years. I know this because I was one of those alcoholic that first lived in denial and second, scared to death to stop drinking thinking will I get sick, have the DTs and everything that goes along with stopping drinking and doing it cold turkey as I did. Believe me, many things crossed my mind when I finally said I have had enough and just stop drinking.

You have to be in the right frame of mind when you are about to take on sobriety and fight back at the demons that have run your life for so long. If you have it in your heart and soul that you want to be clean and sober again and live the life of sobriety, then you are on the way to living a better life and one of sobriety.

One Way to Cut Your Life Short

You Must Not Cheat or Give up on Your Staying Sober

It is all the way or no way my friends. What I mean is that you can not try to become sober with the intent that you can possibly drink alcohol now and then. You must NOT do this half ass. It's all or nothing!

You can not have in your mind whatsoever, that if you can go through a month or so without drinking alcohol you are cured and it would be safe to have a drink or so. NOT the case, because if you have an addiction to alcohol you can not cheat by doing what I just mentioned. You are then going to fire up those inner demons, and believe me, once those demons get a taste of that poison again they WILL NOT let you go so easily this time.

So, it is a matter of you want sobriety in your life again and surrender to your addiction to alcohol or just continue on the road to self destruction by drinking and abusing alcohol. It is a matter if you want to live a long, healthy and happy life or just have your addiction to alcohol cut your own life short.


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© 2012 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      healthwealthmusic- I really wish I could say something to you that would help you and your husband. The one thing I must say is that he has to be ready to surrender once and for all and on his own terms, meaning not be forced into sobriety as I once was. It doesn't work. It may work for a short time then I went right back to the same old stuff. He will in time realize that he has to stop and your life will start to get better again. My wife hung in there because she knew deep down that I would come around in time, in which I did, Thank God. Stay strong and things will get better I am sure :)

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      Ruth R. Martin 

      6 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      No one can really understand an alcoholic until they either have been one, or have lived with and loved one. I have much more compassion and understanding for alcoholics now than I used to, due to my husband having become one. We have not found the answer to his problems yet, and sometimes it feels like we never will, but I always keep hanging on to that shred of hope, that one day, something will change and he will win this battle! I also worry about his health, but I know that nagging him about it is not the answer!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      teaches12345 Hello my friend and thanks for the kind words. I am so glad to know I am helping those that are in need and afraid to change.

      God Bless you always!

      @ Ruth- Thank you Ruth or your comment. I bet you have seen so many horrible things in the ER. I too worked in a Hospital for 10 years and too saw so many bad things. I hate to post those horrible pictures but it is the only way besides my writing to let the person that abuses alcohol see exactly what could happen to them even though they think different as you said. "It won't happen to me"

      God Bless you too Ruth :)

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      Ruth Clark 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      These photos are very real. I used to work in the ER and the sadness that comes from drunkenness + cars is unbelievable. Anything that can get the attention of someone who drinks to excess is acceptable to me. The drinker always believes that "it won't happen to me" but sometimes it does happen. We can't take back bad decisions. We can only learn from them. Voted up.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Those photos are ones that will make you think! Great share once again. Keep them coming, they will help so many to understand what they are facing if they do not change their ways.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Carol- thank you Carol for your comment and reading this. I hate to put up such horrible pictures but I have to get the word out and make people see what exactly will happen.

      Thank you for the vote UP too!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      The pictures say it all. As always I enjoy reading your hubs. I know way too many alcoholics and glad not to be one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas. Vote UP.


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