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How Can Alcoholism Effect Your Life And Family

Updated on August 21, 2011


Every alcoholic, including myself wonders how can alcoholism effect your life and family. I'm here to tell you from my experiences of drinking alcohol that it can really damage your health and ruin a perfectly good family without you even realizing it is even happening.

When someone is so addicted to alcohol they tend to not see what is going on, not only in their life, but the world around them, It really is such a shame that this addiction we call alcoholism can ruin you more ways than one.

Let me just fill you in first on the meaning of Alcoholism. Nearly 14 million Americans which is about 1 in every 13 adults abuse alcohol and are alcoholics.

Alcoholism is a disease and some of the signs of alcoholism are as follows:

  • Losing control of your drinking. The inability to stop drinking alcohol once you have begun.
  • Physical dependence and withdraw symptoms, such as nausea, shakiness, sweating, anxiety, but once the alcoholic has consumed alcohol again the symptoms begin to go away until they stop drinking again. They may even take a sedative to help with these symptoms.
  • Building up a tolerance to alcohol in which it takes more and more to get to the high you had when it took less to get you drunk.

I know in my case I fit the bill with each one of the above and I am sure most alcoholics fit it also. It really is something to think about and think long and hard, because always remember we are only here on earth one time and we only have one life, so you'd better make it a good one before it is too late.

So there are few symptoms of Alcoholism and I knew when i read about these symptoms, they all matched perfect to myself, sad to say, but a good thing as well because it gave me the determination to quit drinking alcohol.

I might suggest to anyone that thinks in any way that they may be an alcoholic and suffering from alcoholism to really look at their life and ways to improve it, not only for you but the ones that love you and care for you so much that they wish you would just stop drinking alcohol and begin to life the normal life you should be living.

I have said many times in my hubs and other writing sites that I am not against drinking alcohol. In fact, I loved to drink, but me and alcohol didn't seem to get along at all. It changed me into the person I am not.

Alcohol effected my life and my family in many different ways as I'm sure it does the same for all those that are addicted to alcohol. The alcoholics are not dumb and they can see whats going on in their life and their families. The problem is that our demons take the first seat in the bus and make everything and everybody sit in the back. This is how I can describe the addiction and the demons that will take over you life and destroy everything, including families, friends and your own life and in the end they will win and they will eventually put you in an early grave, but only if you let them run and ruin your lives.

So, the bottom line here is not to let your addiction to alcohol effect you or your family. Do something to change your life and make it a better one for you and your family. The is now silver bullet that will cure your alcoholism. It is up to you to make that huge change in your life and believe me, once you have made up your mind to surrender to your inner demons and say enough is enough is only when you will see just how great life is living it clean and sober.


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Jeff- you may not know that you are making waves in the family, but believe me from my experience they can only take it for so long and sooner or later they will leave if something isn't done on your part to slow down or quit all together.

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      6 years ago

      I am currently drinking at night. I have almost half a pint each evening. My wife is having issues w that and says I am causing much conflict within our family. I am confused.

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      Leslie A. Shields 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Teacherjor52.... Thank you

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      teacherjoe52 . It is very nice meeting you and thank you for your comment as well. I too have found God and he is the main reason for my success of being and staying sober. I wrote a hub on just that. He has given me and will give you the strength to surrender to our addiction and become clean and sober.

      God Bless you

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      7 years ago


      I agree,being an alcohlic myself. I find once a month I go on a three day binge, then do not touch the stuff.

      I is difficult here because it is ingrained in their society to drink until you get plastered. If you do not join them, you will lose your job. Needless to say I have lost many jobs.

      My saving grace is being a Christian and find healing in Christ.

      I do not believe there is any cue for this disease. It is inherited, so if any of you reading this has children and you come from an alcoholic family, be very careful around them and booze

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Ruchira, I am sorry to hear about your cousin passing away. What a shame and to leave a wife and 2 children is horrible. This is why I try my hardest to get the point across to all that are addicted to alcohol and try to tell all there is always hope for sobriety.

      God Bless you and yours!


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      7 years ago from United States

      I agree with the above...Alcoholism is like a disease which takes your senses away and you forget to see the blessings you have around and love.

      My cuz had this immensely drinking problem and he passed away when his liver gave away to his drinking problem thus, leaving his wife and 2 kids.


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