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How Can I Have Sobriety In My Life ?

Updated on August 12, 2013

Sobriety - a Dream Come True

For many people in the world that are addicted to drugs or alcohol may often ask themselves, "how can I have sobriety in my life?"

These people that have addictions just didn't wake up on morning and say to themselves,"I think I will get addicted to drugs or alcohol today." You know as well as I know that is not the case at all.

Many start out experimenting with alcohol or drugs and before they know it they are addicted and can't live a day without their fix. Some may have problems in their life and decided to drink alcohol or use drugs in order to ease the pain or make them forget, even for a short time what their life is at that moment. They may feel if they drink or use, things will get better and may go away, but that is not the case at all. It is a temporary fix that will last until the alcohol or drugs wear off.

Do You Really Want Sobriety in Your Life ?

Many people may talk a good game saying, "I want to be sober and have sobriety back into my life," but are they willing to do what it takes to achieve long term sobriety?

Sure, many will say to someone that has been riding them about their drinking, "I can stop drinking anytime I want." Well, I would tell them," then PROVE IT and we will see just how serious you are about your sobriety and starting a new life."

Many of those people will make any excuse in the world of why they can't stop drinking alcohol at that present time. I want to quit drinking, but I just can't do it until next week. For example, I have a party to go to and it has been planned for some time now. I have heard and I have spoken those say words of excuses.

If you want sobriety in your life that bad, then no planned party should stop you from quitting drinking. You can still attend the party, but just don't drink alcohol. It' that easy, or is it?

I guess it depends on how much you really want to change your life, and how fast you are willing to start changing.

Why Do You Abuse Alcohol Anyway ?

Have you ever just asked yourself why you even drink and abuse alcohol? Can you come up with a real solid reason of just why you are trying to kill yourself?

  1. Maybe you started drinking and just liked the feeling and now can't stop.
  2. Maybe it could be you are having financial problems and drinking may solve them.
  3. Are you having relationship or marriage problems?
  4. Is it that you are feeling pressured by your friends and want to be just like them?
  5. Have you lost your job?
  6. Are you having a hard time finding a job and have no income to live on?
  7. Are you depressed and think alcohol will make you feel better.
  8. Is someone in your family ill and you think drinking will heal them?

These are some reasons why people drink and abuse alcohol, BUT ever one of those reasons, drinking can not fix.

You are the only one that can fix whats broken, except of course an illness in the family, But in regards to drinking for that reason, people that have a sick family member may drink to lighten up the sense of emotion seeing their loved one or dear friend ill in a hospital bed or even at home. They just can't handle seeing their loved one in the state that they are in, but that still is no reason to drink alcohol.

There is nothing wrong with having a drink or two, but so many people abuse alcohol and just don't know when to stop. That is the real problem with so many people that are, or becoming alcoholics. Yep, I was one of those people that didn't know when enough was enough.

I wished I could have those one or two social drinks at a party or a bar, but would never work. I know for a fact that I would be doomed if if I took that first drink. This is why I stopped drinking, because I couldn't handle it. I never knew when I had enough, so to solve all problems I simply don't drink.

You would think writing all these articles on alcohol would make me thirsty for a nice cold beer. No can do my friends. Coffee all the way for this sober guy.

So as you are still reading, I hope, have you figured out yet "why you drink and abuse alcohol?" It is something to think about in your spare time. You might find out there is really no real reason you drink, you are just addicted now from the previous 8 questions.


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When Is It Time to Stop Drinking Forever

Have you ever giving any thought about when you should, if ever stop drinking alcohol? Everything has to come to an end sooner or later right. Drinking alcohol will stop one day when you are too sick that you can't even lift a bottle of alcohol. Do you think that abusing alcohol for years has no consequences?

Sooner or later your abuse of alcohol will catch up to you and it won't be a pretty site. I hate to be so blunt about that statement, but it is so true. You can only abuse your body for so long until your body says, "I have had enough abuse, I quit!"

Do you really want that to happen, or do you think that you can catch it in the bud before something horrible happens. It's not to late you know! You are the only one that can make that decision for your life.

Are you embarrassed of your addiction to alcohol? Are you simply afraid to ask for the help you need to get sober? You must know in your heart you NEED HELP to stop drinking.

No one can be that stupid that they can not see there is something bad going on in their life. I know denial plays a big role in many alcoholics lives, and I am here to tell you, "I lived in denial for many of years so I know all about that."

If you stop and take a moment to look into the mirror and see who is looking back at you, would you know he/she? Is it that same person you saw a year ago? Does that person you see look as if there is something wrong with them?

Have you notice any changes of that person starring back at you? Are you proud to say you know and love that picture in the mirror? What's wrong, has the cat got your tongue?

I am asking these questions to make you think about why you are killing yourself by abusing alcohol. I can almost bet you answered NO to ever question I asked above. I know when I did that exact thing by looking in the mirror every question was a big NO!

I hated what I saw and you should too. If you hate what you see in the mirror, Than do something to change! Stand up to your addiction and start living life sober. No more worries about if you will die because of abusing alcohol or getting into that terrific car crash while drinking and driving.

Believe me, your demons of alcohol don't give a crap about you. They are out for blood and will, in the end kill you, if and only if you let that happen in your life. So WAKE UP MY FRIENDS and get clean and sober once and for all.

You maybe ashamed of your alcohol addiction, but I can GUARANTEE YOU WILL NEVER BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SOBRIETY!



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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Mariene- Thanks for commenting dear. Yes these young kids today think they are indestructible. Well not only young, but old as well. I have written a few hubs and showed pictures of cars after a drunken driving accident. Not a good site at all and I hope it would shine the light on those that drink and drive. Have a wonderful rest of the week Mariene! :)

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Excellent and thought provoking hub. I'm starting to enjoy these series of articles. These are all very good reasons as to why people resort to alcohol thinking that it will solve their problems. It might do so temporarily, but it won't fix it. Those who drink have their own personal reasons for doing so. The younger crowd seem to think it's cool and you'd be surprised at how many actually get behind the wheel thinking that it's only a buzz. Again, I've mentioned it before. Buzz driving is drunk driving. Why put your life and other's lives at risk. voting up!

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Anna - Good morning to you and than you for your kind comment as always. I am proud of you also for what you have achieved and that is your sobriety. Great job! I know from my own experiences there are those days that the urge strikes but we have to be strong and just say NO.

      Have a wonderful week!

      God Bless

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      Anna Sternfeldt 5 years ago from Svenljunga, Sweden

      So true Mark. I was ashamed of my drinking, but I have never been ashamed of my sobriety, never ever, just happy and proud about it.

      As alcohol is cunning, buffling and strong it takes over our mind and therefore the words need to get out there, again, and again. So thanks for doing this again, and again...

      Bless you.