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How Hard Will It Be To Stay Sober?

Updated on August 23, 2013

Once an alcoholic or drug addict becomes sober, what will come into your minds is, how hard will it be to stay sober?"

Sobriety will only be as hard as you make it for yourself. You need to be able to push your demons away when they come knocking at your door, and believe me they will try their hardest to come back into your life.

Your job to staying sober is to NOT let them back into your life no matter what happens in the years to come in your life.

You need to be strong, determined to stay sober and live life with sobriety and to make sobriety long term for the rest of your life.

A New Life For Me And My New Grandson

Me and my new Grandson, something I would never be able to enjoy like I do now if I were to continue to drink alcohol.
Me and my new Grandson, something I would never be able to enjoy like I do now if I were to continue to drink alcohol. | Source

What To Continuely Think About On Your Road To Recovery

There can be many things that will help you stay sober and to live that life of sobriety. For me, I continue to think about what a life I had when I was addicted to alcohol.

When that urge to drink comes about me, I think of what I put not only myself through, but what I had put my family through all the years I drank alcohol. For myself, I never want to put myself nor my wife and children through that hell again.

You need to think about how your life was when you abused alcohol. How depressed you were, and how nothing seemed to go right in your life when you drank alcohol. It was not pleasant for me as I am sure your addiction and abusing alcohol wasn't pleasant for you as well.

As i said before, getting and staying sober for the rest of your life will be hard, but only as hard as you want to make it for yourself. We all have the willpower to say no, but you must want sobriety back into your life before anything will work. If you don't have sobriety as top priority in your life then it may be difficult to get on that road to recovery.

You need to continually think positive and have no negative thoughts whatsoever during this huge life change you are about to do.

Nothing in life is easy without some hard work and determination behind it. Sobriety will not just fail into your lap without hard work to make it happen, and getting and staying sober is no different.

I have to say from my experience with alcohol, getting and staying sober was and still isn't easy. It takes hard work and dedication to remain sober, but that hard work sure pays off being able to live a life of sobriety each and everyday of my life.

You will never know if you don't try to give sobriety at least a chance. You just may be surprised at what a new life you will have.

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When You Are Having A Hard Time Staying Sober Think of These Things

When we finally make our minds up to stop drinking alcohol and live a life of sobriety there will be many times that alcohol will come to mind. Here are a few things I think about when that urge to drink comes over me.

  • I think of all the heartaches I caused to my wife and children.
  • I think of all the money I spent on alcohol, when I should of been spending that money on my family.
  • I think of how horrible I felt in the mornings after drinking all night before.
  • I think of all the bad things I might of said to the people I loved and those that loved me.
  • I think of all the functions I never went to because alcohol wasn't being served.
  • I think of what my appearance was starting to look like because of alcohol.
  • I think of all the weight Ii gained because of alcohol.
  • I think of what I looked liked to myself when looking into the mirror.

Sobriety Can't Get Any Better Than This

Thanks to my wife I am sober today!  I LOVE YOU LINDA!
Thanks to my wife I am sober today! I LOVE YOU LINDA! | Source

Ask For Help

If you are finding it very hard to remain sober ask for the help you need. There are so many Treatment Centers that out there in the world that are ready and willing to help you not only get sober, but stay sober.

Never be embarrassed to ask for the help you need to change your life. Don't be embarrassed that you have an addiction. There are millions of people that are having the same problem as you, so you are not alone and you are not a bad person. You just need help to get your life back on track, and once you get the help you need you will be so happy that you asked and not hide your addiction from others.

Be strong, be positive and be determined to change your life around. It will be the best thing you have ever done for yourself and once you are on that road to recovery you will be so happy for yourself and your families will know you will be around for some time living that healthy and clean life you were placed here on Earth to live.

Here Is Were I Go When I Get Stressed


Were I Go When The Urge To Drink Strikes

When I feel stressed and getting that urge to drink alcohol I head over to the beach and take a deep breath and just look over the Ocean and try to relax.

I see right in front of me the beautiful sky and Ocean waves crashing in front of me and tell myself, "this is the live I want, and the life I need forever." I don't need alcohol to enjoy life. I need relaxation in this way and not have to depend on alcohol to relax me and get me so drunk that I am useless to the human world and to myself and others.

© 2013 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile image

      Mark Bruno 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Safari- Thank you so much. yes he is so adorable . he is 7 month old now and you can see him in my photos on FB. Talk soon.

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      Safari 4 years ago

      Your grandson is precious. Nice photo. Nice post. voted +

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      Mark Bruno 4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Faith- sorry for the long delay in my reply to your comment. Thanks so much for always writing such nice comments. I really appreciate it Faith. Also thanks for the Vote up and share too.

      God Bless you as well my friend


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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you for this powerful share here. I am so glad you are sober to enjoy your grandson.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you, Faith Reaper