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How Living Life Sober Can Change Your Life

Updated on August 13, 2013

How living life sober can change your life is the one million dollars question to those that are addicted to alcohol. In the alcoholics mind, living life sober is really not in their minds or in their vocabulary.

The alcoholics are set in their ways and in their lifestyle wondering when can I have the next drink or I can't wait for that next drink. They seem to only have alcohol on their minds and whatever they may do it has to involve alcohol or they will not be included in whatever the function, celebration, party is because the party is dry and alcohol free.

I certainly can relate to the statement above because the minute I was invited to any function the first words out of my mouth was is there going to be alcohol. Yes, I would ask that question before I gave a yes or no answer to the invite. Now, looking back on those days it was selfish to ever ask such a thing to anyone.

Why is that? The problem with alcoholics is that they think the whole world revolves around alcohol and they feel with out the alcohol they would not be able to function or be social in an type of a party or function they were invited to.

Having Fun Just Being Sober

Anyone can have fun without having the alcohol demons tagging alone with you.  Do you really need that crutch?  Think about it and ask yourself, " do you think you can survive on this earth without alcohol?"  The alcoholic may answer that by saying no, I truly am afraid to live without my alcohol and I do wonder how I would get alone and manage my life without it.

I felt that sense of being afraid I would not be able to get alone in live without my alcohol helping me along, but once I surrender to my demons I realize I had wasted all those precious years bringing my demons everywhere I went.  I realize I didn't need them at all, but I was so addicted and in love with the addiction that would eventually kill me or someone else.

Tips on How I Live Life Sober

Living life sober is all that you make it. Either you want sobriety or you don't. After many years of alcohol addiction I finally chose to give it up and get clean and sober and here are some ways that helped me each day and they may even help you if you are willing to give it a try.

  • Exercise your body each and everyday.
  • Exercise your mind each and everyday.
  • Writing keeps me sober.
  • Remodeling and building keeps me sober.
  • Spending quality time with family keeps me sober.
  • Think of what dream or goal you had while being addicted but could achieve it, then go after what you missed out on and achieve it.
  • Think of how you can better your life and then work on it to get better.
  • The sky is the limit when you are living life sober.
  • Take the wife or partner to the beach for the weekend and just enjoy each other sober.
  • Think of things to do or places to go to keep your my occupied. 
  • Be creative and start building you life up to where it should of been all those years while being addicted to alcohol.
  • There are so many different things and way to live life sober.  It is all up to each individual on how they want to stay clean and sober.
  • Keep busy, keep active and most of all KEEP THAT POSITIVE ATTITUDE and live life sober forever.

© 2011 Mark Bruno


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    • SilentReed profile image

      SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

      It is the social drinking that we should be wary of because we think it is harmless until it spirals down into a more serious problem.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Mark-another beautifully written and honost hub. I've said it before, but it is worth repeating: your writing is an inspiration to those struggling with sobriety and just living life in a positive way. Hugs, brother, you are doing the world some good! Blessings.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      MellyMoo Thank you so much for your kind comment and I must say I feel really bad for you and your children. I can honestly say I know I put my wife and family through so bad times and I regret it so bad. I knew I had to quit drinking alcohol to save myself and my family but as much as i try in the beginning I was not ready to give it up totally. I do hope your son's dad see the light soon. It is really hard to give up something that has been a huge part of your life for so long I can tell you that, but i proved myself wrong and beat the odds. I now am living a great life and all those dreams I had while addicted are now becoming a reality. And I do thank my wife and children for hanging in there for me.

      Thank you again for your kind word to me and it was nice meeting you. I'll pray that all goes well soon for you and your son.

      God Bless


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      MellyMoo 6 years ago from Australia

      Good on you. I am so incredibly proud of you and I don't even know you. I have experienced the other side of the alcoholism, ie. my son's dad is an alcoholic. The abuse that I (and my beautiful children), were subjected to was the worst pain I have ever experienced. I loved him desperately but of course I could not help him as he was not ready to help himself. To this day, he remains a lonely, selfish man and even his immediately family have had their bridges well and truly burned by him and want nothing much to do with him. Sadly, I cannot allow him to be near his son, unless supervised. Good on you for getting it out there. It IS possible! Yay for you