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How Being Addicted To Alcohol Can Make Your Life Feel Worthless

Updated on August 12, 2013

You Are Worth Living Sober

You may ask yourself when reading this, "how being addicted to alcohol can make your life feel worthless" and I am here to tell you that it is exactly what alcohol will do if you let it get the upper hand on your life.

Alcohol, if not drank responsibly will indeed destroy your life and everyone's life around you.

You know when I drank alcohol I did feel somewhat good inside only because I was buzzed and really didn't care about the world around me. All I thought of was getting done my drink and crack another beer open. What a way to live life I must say. To live life all revolving around drinking alcohol and thinking about nothing else will make anyone feel worthless unless you don't care one bit about your life or anyone else. I don't think anyone could be that cold and heartless to not even care just a little bit.

Over time, if alcohol continues to be a huge part of your life you will start to feel worthless as I did because you are not doing anything productive in your life, and for that matter don't even want to do anything except drink alcohol. When alcohol becomes first in your life nothing else will matter except getting that next drunk on and buzzed to help you forget about your life's problems.

Alcohol will never help in anything in your life except to help you live a shorter life and unhealthy life at that.

Get Sober and Get Productive

If by chance you are addicted to alcohol and feel as if your life is worthless, than lets try to do something about changing your life around and make it worth living and enjoying every moment here on Earth.

No one is worthless! You must do something to change the way you feel, and if it has to do with drinking and abusing alcohol than you must think about stopping drinking and live a sober life. Sobriety will never kill you, it is the addiction you have to alcohol that will in time put a end to your life. It may take some time, but it will get you sooner or later and more than likely it will be sooner.

The Bottom Line

If you have an addiction to alcohol and feel worthless to yourself and everyone else around you I would suggest taking a hard look at your life and see just where you are headed in the future if you continue on drinking and abusing alcohol.

None of us are stupid people by any means and we all have brains that we can use to figure out what is the best thing we can do to make our life mean something to us and everyone around us.

You must make your mind up once and for all and just stop drinking alcohol if you know you have a problem. Don't let alcohol bring you down so much that you lose everything you worked so hard to have in your life, and that includes a loving family. Alcohol is not worth the dirt on the bottom of your shoe and will destroy you if you let it. So stand up to your addiction and stop drinking and feel like the person that you should be.

© 2012 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Maria- Thank you so much Maria for your kinds words in your comment. I really hope that people do read and act on my writing to help them realize there is a much better life out there being sober. Thanks you also for the Vote Up and across the board. That means a lot to me.

      Hugs to you Maria :)

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Mr Happy, It looks like you and I started our journey to alcohol at about the same age.Sorry it took so long to reply to your comment, but thank you for reading and for your comment.I too can not have one beer or I will be doomed for sure. I wish I was the type of person that could go to a party, have one or two beers to be social and leave it alone for weeks or a month. That is not the case for me so the safest way is not to have any alcohol at all. I have my daughter's wedding coming up in 2 weeks, so you can imagine the temptation there, but I will be strong and just watch others get loaded. It will feel great at the end of the night I can get in my car and not have a worry in the world.

      God bless you my sober friend and keep up the great work staying sober.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Mark,

      I find your work so meaningful, authentic and non-judgmental. I agree with an above comment that many will read your work and never let you know directly of the impact you have made. Yet, at some point, they will remember/ be ready to take a serious look at 'a self-medicating solution that has clearly turned into more of a problem in itself'.

      Voted UP & UABI & most inspiring. Hugs, Maria

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      Mr. Happy 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      You know when I drank alcohol I did feel somewhat good inside only because I was buzzed and really didn't care about the world around me. - That sounds like me when I was sixteen or seventeen. I drank just to try to not think ... it worked for a while: slept on the street, stairwells, parking garages ... Lovely, let me tell You. Haha ...

      I no longer drink to get toasted though. I can actually enjoy a good beer or a decent glass of wine now for what it is: a good tasting beverage. I like my wines, the good ones (good is obviously relative but hey ... it is what it is) and once in a while, I will havea beer too.

      I cannot drink much either because I drive and I never mixed drinking alcohol and driving. I actually enjoy driving way more than drinking.

      Mind altering substances are a bit of a tricky subject because it usually start-out as fun and then, it becomes a norm. One needs to be strong to overcome. That is why addiction always plagues people who have undergone traumatic experiences: they are weak and thus, they give-in easy.

      As I said on someone else's article relating to alcohol addiction: the problem is not having one beer, the problem is when one beer turns into a twelve-pack ... and that is simply personal power. If we have it, one beer remains one beer. If we have no personal power, one beer can mean twenty ...

      Well, I see Sunlight in your future. Walk in the Light Amigo! All the very best.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Michele- Thanks for stopping by and reading and for your kind comment. Your kind words mean a lot to me and I thank you for that. yes I hope the right people get to read this and learn that there is always hope for sobriety and to never give up until you achieve it.

      All the best Michele :)

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Spirit Whisperer Thank you for reading and I will head over to read Mr Happy's hub and let you know.

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another wonderful hub. Alcohol can take your life and the lives of those who love you away. At first it is fun, then it is numb. Then your life is worth nothing. What you wrote it true. Many commit suicide at that point. Many cannot stop. Some die. I hope people continue to read your hubs, they are very good. I believe you help people, they just never tell you. God Bless you.

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      Xavier Nathan 

      6 years ago from Isle of Man

      I have read your hub with interest and wonder what you would say to Mr Happy's take on the subject in his hub Addiction and Healing From

      Thank you.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      teaches12345 Thank you again for your comment. you are so kind with commenting on my hubs and I just want to let you know how much I appreciate it.

      All the best my friend :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      This habit will rob you of your self worth and will only lead to a shorter life. As you point out, it consumes you and leaves only a shell of a person. Thanks for sharing from your experience, hopefully, many will read this who need to know what they are up against.


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