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How To Deal With Your Urge To Drink Alcohol While In Recovery

Updated on August 12, 2013

Once an alcoholic surrenders to their addiction there maybe many occasions that they might get the urge to drink alcohol again.

As a person in recovery from my past addiction to alcohol, I have had a few urges to drink alcohol again. These urges come from our demons that still lurk inside all alcoholic and they sit stagnate in your body waiting for the alcoholic to break or give in and feed their fuel once again.

We the alcoholics need to be stronger than our demons and our addictions. Many times in our lives we are going to experience bad things that may give us the urge to drink alcohol again, but you can't break and tilt that bottle and if you do, it will be the (beginning of the end.)

All of us are going to have our ups and downs in life and while we are recovering from our addiction to alcohol. We must not let anything or anyone stand in our path of sobriety.

How to deal with your urge to drink alcohol while in recovery depends on you and you alone.

Think Before You Drink

If you get that urge to drink alcohol because something may have set you off or something bad has happened in your family or your life, you need to stop and think before you drink. Remember in your mind of all the hard work and determination you did and had to get you where you are today, which is clean and sober.

Wouldn't it be a shame if you lost it and tilted that bottle because something upset you? I have had like i said, a few occasions were I wanted to drink, BUT I thought about it first and said to myself, "I would be so disappointed in myself if I let the demons that I got rid of out of my life almost 2 years ago to take me under their wings again".

When thinking of how hard I worked to get to this point in my life I was determined not to mess it up by tilting that bottle again. I am, and you are, stronger than any addiction is. You have to always remember this and keep that Positive Attitude with you were ever you go.

Believe in yourself and never back down to your demons. Put them in their place and that place is, excuse the french, is Hell. The same place they put all of us in while they run and ruin our lives and our families lives as well.

God Bless all of those that are or have been struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction. Never lose hope or give up or give in. Everything will be fine, just don't give in and drink again or you and I will be doomed.

© 2011 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise, Thanks and Thank you for the Vote Up. See ya aroung the forum :)

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Great message, Marky. Rated up.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Jenna Thank you so much and for thinking of me.:)

    • Jenna Pope profile image

      Jenna Pope 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Your recovery is in my prayers.


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