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How Can I Continue To Stay Sober

Updated on August 13, 2013

Getting and Staying Sober

Getting sober is the easy part, but how can I continue to stay sober is the tough part for many of alcoholics, as it was for me.

Speaking for myself and what happened to me and how I felt after surrendering to my addiction to alcohol may differ from others that have traveled through that horrible time in their life.

For me, the first 2 weeks were like pure hell for me when I finally decided to stop drinking alcohol. I was a wreck to say the least. I couldn't wait till it was time to close my eyes and go to sleep so that I would not have that urge to drink alcohol. I knew once I fell a sleep the urge would leave me while sleeping, but it was right back the minute I awakened.

I felt like it may have been a loss cause to get sober and stay sober. I was a nervous wreck and continued to tell myself, "is this even possible?" Can I really get and stay sober once and for all? When I took the plunge to finding my own sobriety again I made that so important promise to myself, promising myself if I were to get sober I needed to do everything in my power to stay sober no matter what happens in my life in the years to come.

Have You Asked Yourself This Question

Have you ever asked this question to yourself regarding getting sober and staying sober? How bad do you what sobriety back into your life is the huge question you should ask yourself.

If you want anything in life including sobriety, and you want it bad enough, it is certainly possible for any of us.. The life you live is all in the hands of you and you only. Ask yourself, how bad you want to be sober, and are you willing to do anything to achieve that sobriety? If you hesitate and think to yourself, "do I really want to be sober or just keep drinking alcohol until the day it takes my life?"

Having alcohol take your life is a pretty pitiful thing when you really think about it. Alcohol addiction can be stopped by you if you have the desire, willingness and the pure determination to stop drinking it. If you are happy with your life the way it is then I guess there is no more to read here.

What would it take to convince you that you are slowly killing yourself due to being addicted to alcohol? Would it be a horrible illness that the Doctor tells you that you brought on yourself by abusing alcohol? Would be a horrible car accident that may have killed or disabled a innocent person or persons? Would it take being locked up in jail for years because of one night out drinking and abusing alcohol to the point that you didn't even know your own name?

You may laugh and call me nuts, but these things mentioned above do happen in your and my world. It's just that many of us don't want to accept the fact that we are doing wrong and doing much harm to not only our self , but everyone that is associated with you and your life.

Positive Attitude and Your Sobriety

One huge thing that will help you get and stay sober is having a positive attitude at all times and never say you can't do something, because if it is in your heart and soul to get and stay sober than that is exactly what will happen. The ball is in your court and you have control of every move you make in your life.

Thinking and Acting Positive every moment of your life will make a huge change in your life and the outlook you have towards your own life. If you are a negative person and think you can not do something than you need to act and change that negativity to a positive attitude real fast and you will see how your life will change and how being positive will aid you in finding long term sobriety.


© 2012 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Anjili Thank you for commenting and Good for you that you got away from this horrible addiction. Stay strong and never let those demons back into you life again and I will do the same.:)

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      6 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

      There was a time back there when I was chained to the habit. Thank God I stopped and put it all behind me. I live a better day without toiling for the brewer. I hope others have an easier time getting off it too. Nice hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up against alcohol.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ incomeguru - Thank you once more for your comment. Yes determination and the willingness to change you life is all it takes, Plus keeping that Positive attitude telling yourself that you can and will get and stay sober.

      @ Ruth - Thanks for stopping by and reading Ruth. I you want something bad enough you can conquer anything in the world you wish.

      @ teacher12345 - Thank you so much for your kind words to me. It truly means so much to hear comment like what you wrote to me. I hope I can help many through my writing and I would so happy if someone told me I helped them. That is worth more than anything to me just to know I helped even on person.

      God Bless my friend :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Another wonderful hub that help so many to get through this addiction! You are an inspiration to so many.

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      6 years ago

      Good tips on getting sober. Like you said, it's there if one wants it.

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      Oyewole Folarin 

      6 years ago from Lagos

      Yes, like you mentioned in this hub, it is very possible to stay sober. All it takes is your determination. Voted up!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Lizam1 Thanks for the comment and for reading. Sure I would love to put a link in my hub for you and you may use any of my hubs (links) to help others achieve sobriety. I have over 320 hubs and most of them are about alcohol addiction. send my the link I guess through my contact info on my profile page and I will put the link in any hub you wish.

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      6 years ago from Scotland

      Hi - great hub. Wondering if you could include a link to our society which provides on line education and support to mothers with alcohol addiction problems? Is it OK if I include your hub link there too? Shared on Twitter.


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