How To Be Stronger Than Your Addiction
HOW STRONG DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ?
Here is the question of a lifetime. "Are you stronger than your addiction?" Many of us that have an addiction of any kind, and in my case, an addiction to alcohol was the monkey on my back and has finally left my life and off my back.
It took many years to figure out how to be stronger than your addiction, but after many ups and downs the answer came to me, and that answer was something I thought I would never hear from my own addicted body.
There always comes a time in ones life that things have to change, whether you think it is right or wrong. With an addiction to alcohol it was time to say "enough is enough" . Time to man up to my addiction and show those demons just who is stronger, me or my alcohol demons. It was time to man up and to Grow Up once and for all, before it become too late.
You know, any of us that are addicted to drugs or alcohol tend to forget that we are not only hurting ourselves, but hurting the ones that love and care so much for us. I never realized how my addiction to alcohol effected other people. It really never crossed my mind because I was selfish, stupid and blinded to the outside world all because i was not strong enough to stand up and surrender to my addiction to alcohol.
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WHAT I LEARNED AND HOW I BEAT MY ADDICTION
What I had learned before I decided to surrender to my addiction to alcohol was that having your mindset in place of what exactly you want out of life was a great start for me. I knew that negative thoughts would never work for me and will never work for anyone for that matter.
We all need that Positive attitude in life to be able to succeed and accomplish things you want to do and that includes having Sobriety back into your life.
When we drink alcohol we get depressed, sad, cry why me, fight, argue, think you are a better and stronger person. We think we are stronger and smarter than anyone, but it is the alcohol speaking for us and not our real selves.
- I changed my attitude and started thinking positive.
- I kept telling myself that I was stronger than my addiction.
- I thought of all the great things I could do being clean and sober.
- I thought of my family and how they felt about my addiction and about me.
- When I finally got out of the denial I lived in for so long it helped me realize I did in fact have a problem with drinking alcohol and finally admitted it to myself and others.
- Once I got that off my chest I began to work on a plan to beat my inner demons and that plan was to get stronger than them.
- I told myself and will tell you, that these addictions we have will get us sooner or later and one way or another if you allow it, and you can take that to the bank because it is a sure thing, I assure you.
- Our demons have no mercy on us and do not regret ever on ruining our lives and in some cases putting us in a early grave, losing our families and friends.
- I didn't what to lose my life because of an addiction that I could overcome if I had the desire and willingness to do so.
- I saw where my life was heading and knew I was going one way and that was down hill and going down fast and if I were to do nothing about it, I would eventually hit rock bottom and be buried alive by my own addiction.
- So you see, I weighed out all the pros and cons of my drinking of alcohol and found NOTHING GOOD AT ALL about drinking alcohol.
- Although, drinking alcohol does what it is supposed to do and that is to mess you up, get you drunk and ruin your life. Yes, it does a fine job doing those things, sad to say.
- The only thing my inner demons were doing to me was getting me drunk, buzzed or whatever you want to call it and ruining my life, my family and everyone that cared about me.
- That was good enough for me to see, so I had to something and do it fast in order to save my family and to save my own life.
- Now, one year and nine months clean and sober and writing just about every night about my experiences, my thoughts on drinking alcohol and ways that helped me surrender to my addiction I feel as if I am giving back to myself and others in hopes to help anyone that has had or has a problem with alcohol.
- I want everyone to know that it is very possible to be stronger than your addiction.
BE HAPPY, BE POSITIVE AND BE SOBER
You would be surprised just how fast your life will start to change for the better after you have surrendered to you addiction. Mine changed so much for the better. I would have never believed it almost 2 years ago if someone would had told me, "quit drinking alcohol and your life will get better."
I am proof that there is a better life without your crutch and your addiction. You will feel like a new person once you are clean and sober and then wondering why you didn't quit drinking so much sooner, but better late than never right.
Go for it, get sober and start enjoying life like our God intended us to live it.
God Bless all those that are struggling with any kind of addiction at all and remember if you feel you can not do it on your own, there is always many professionals and wonderful Rehab Centers that will help you only if you ask for help. You have to want to help yourself before others can help you, but they are there for you. All you have to do is ASK.