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How To Find The Inner Strength To Get Sober

Updated on August 13, 2013

You Love Alcohol but Crying Inside for Help

Everyone of us have the strength to do anything in life we please, but how to find the inner strength to get sober is one thing many of us have a difficult time achieving.

Getting sober and staying sober is a tough thing to achieve, but it is very very possible for each and everyone that has an addiction to alcohol. I too had an addiction to alcohol big time and thought I would never see the world of sobriety again.

My life was run by my addiction to alcohol for many years and it came darn close to making me lose everything I worked for my entire life, including my loving family. So, when I finally admitted I had a drinking problem and got out of my denial that I lived with for so long I asked myself these questions.

Maybe just one of these questions I asked myself when I wanted to get sober will help you or someone you know that has an addiction to alcohol get sober and hopefully stay sober.

The Questions That Helped Me Get Sober

When you ask these questions to yourself you MUST honest with the answers:

  • What do you love better, your addiction or your family?
  • What loves you more your addiction or your family?
  • What do you get along better with your family or your alcohol demons?
  • Do you think your addiction will save your life or your family?
  • What will kill you first, your addiction or your family?
  • Who can you have more fun with, your addiction or your family?
  • Who will stand by your side when in need, your addiction or your family?

Do you get the point yet? You need to be stronger than your addiction to alcohol and not let it run and ruin your life, and the lives of others that love and care for you so.

You have to have the willingness and the strong desire to get and stay sober. You need to keep a positive attitude and continue to tell yourself that can and will get sober no matter what it takes.

So, be totally honest with yourself and really think long and hard which is more important in your life. Your life, your family, wife, children and friends or your addiction to alcohol.

If you know whats good for you, and your family, I would hope you chose your life, family and friends before an addiction to alcohol which will kill you in the end. It will get you sooner or later and when you are lying in bed so sick form abusing your body for so long, you will then see why it is so important to get sober before it is too late.

Please think about it and do the right thing, not only for you, but everyone that is in your life as well. Sober Up and see the light at the end of the tunnel. You will never be sorry that you chose the life of sobriety rather than being an alcoholic.


© 2012 Mark Bruno


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      Cindy Lawson 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      LOL, that is good to know Mark :)

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Cindy, Thank you so Much Cindy!!!! My life is now complete and whole!!

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      Cindy Lawson 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Congrats Mark, well done :)

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Cindy - Thanks so much ! I hope it hits home to someone out there struggling. Take care Cindy and have a wonderful weekend :) OH Finished my first 30/30 about 1 hour ago and just in time :)

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      Cindy Lawson 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Another excellent article Mark, brilliant and your list of 'Questions' should be a wake up call for many alcoholics.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Candie- Thanks so much Candie. I am glad you are enjoying them and I hope the right people that need the help have found these on the web.

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      Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Mark - your series continues to impress me.. very very good information on sobriety, recovery and hope! I'm still splashing these around!

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      heart4theword , Thank you for your kind words to me, I am trying so hard to get the story out of my life and how people can see that it is not impossible to get sober. All they need is the willingness and desire and proper and professional help if need be and they will see a new life. Out of my 308 hub most of them are about alcohol addiction and sobriety. Thanks for reading!!

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Rolly Thank you so much. Your words make me feel so great inside and feel as if I am helping those that need help with their addiction. That is all I want is to help many people in the world to get sober and see how precious life is :)

      Hugs to you from the Jersey Shore :)

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      Alcoholism has affected so many families, it is good that you are able to encourage others to quit for good...for the betterment of themselves and their families.

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      One who stands tall never stands alone. You are indeed a blessed man Mark... well done and such a powerful message of healing.

      Hugs from Canada


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