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How To Live The Clean Life Addiction Free

Updated on August 13, 2011


Have you ever wondered if your were addicted to drugs or alcohol how to live the clean life addiction free? My once fun days of drinking alcohol and partying like there was no tomorrow ended up with me being addicted to alcohol and couldn't go a day without it.

My addicted life effected so many other people and the sad part about the whole thing was I never saw it and if I did I probably wouldn't care. Well, I shouldn't say I wouldn't care because I loved my family with all my heart, but I imagine I didn't love them enough to quit drinking alcohol.

Even though I am clean and sober now for going on two years, it still bothers me that I had put my family and friends through the tortures of hell with my addiction.

I learned on my own just how to live the clean life and now trying to teach others that may be addicted to alcohol or drugs that there is always hope and not to give up on their self. Never stop believing in yourself and stay positive and by doing so, you will be able to get out of your addicted life and start living the clean life once more.


Anyone can do anything in their life including quitting drinking, giving up drugs, gambling, hoarding, porn if you have the right attitude and are willing to give to get. Do you want to be clean and sober? Would you love to be able to stop gambling, watching porn, hoarding, then you need to change your ways. You have to be able to give up these addictions in order to start living a clean life. These addictions will not go away on their own. You are the only person to make your addiction disappear from your life and no one else.

Now it is up to you to decide how you want to live the rest of your life. You hold your destiny in your own hands and it's up to you just how you want to live your life to the end or your time here on earth.

Do you want to live your life in a fog or live everyday drunk or high and miserable or would you rather live a happy and healthy life with your future to look forward to. Fulfilling your dreams and goals and enjoying the one and only life you will ever have.

The ball is in your court. Hopefully you will be able to figure this so simple question you ask yourself and I hope you choose to be happy, healthy, and sober with your answer.


So many people that are addicted to alcohol do not remember what it feels like to live the clean life and live it addiction free. Sobriety has seemed to leave their vocabulary and their life as well. I can remember when my addiction took hold of my life and would not let go.

Addiction of any kind, and in my case, it was the addiction to alcohol is no laughing matter. many people think being addiction to alcohol or drugs is the thing to do, after all so many people are addicted to one thing or another and they seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives, so why not join in their self -destructive life right? Wrong! You need to be a leader and not a follower, that is the ticket to your freedom and being clean and sober.


As much as I would love to help others that are addicted to drugs or alcohol, that would not be humanly possible, BUT what I can do is to continue to write my thoughts, experiences and knowledge of what being addicted to these horrible substances can do to you in hope one of these articles will hit home to someone and help them realize there is life after an addiction.

.Please if you have an addiction problem, ask for help and ask God to free you from your addiction. Prayer does work believe it or not. It most certainly did for me and I am here to write about it, so start thinking positive and get your life back in shape and live it sober.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!



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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      pedrn44 , Sorry it has taken so long to reply. Thank you for your comment. It is my pleasure to share with all in hopes my experiences will help someone else. That's all I want.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise, Yes , that is me and I am still going strong. Keeps me sober you know :) See you in the forum :)

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      jacqui2011, Thank you so much for your kind words. It really mean so much to me.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      tamarindcandy, Good for you :):) Stick with that and you can't go wrong.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      paypalku, You got it my friend !!! Thanks for reading .

    • pedrn44 profile image


      7 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Great hub! Thanks for sharing your struggle and your victory in overcoming your addiction.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Ohhhhh, I get it now-'living the clean life' and your avatar name is 'the clean life' (Naw...just kidding Marky, LOL)

      Wonderful sharing here, buddy. Glad you are still going strong!

    • jacqui2011 profile image


      7 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      Well written and thought provoking article. Well done on being clean and sober. You are an inspiration to many people including the ones who will be reading this.

    • tamarindcandy profile image


      7 years ago

      My greatest addiction is coffee, heh.

    • paypalku profile image


      7 years ago from Yogyakarta

      Living free from addiction = happy

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Deborah-Diane, Thank you for your comment.I finally found out that miracles do happen if you want something bad enough and I wanted my sobriety back and I got it. It took some hard work and determination but I did it. I over came my addiction. I'm a happy guy and proud of myself for what I have achieved.

    • Deborah-Diane profile image


      7 years ago from Orange County, California

      Congratulations on your sobriety. I have had several alcoholics in my life, and most of them have sobered up. I have been in Alanon (for the families of alcoholics) for the past 30 years, and have seen true miracles as the result of sobriety!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Nspeel, Thank you so much for your kind words. That really meant a lot to me. I really hope my sobriety and the change in my life did help many, I really hope so. Life is now the way it should of been all along.

      Thanks again !!


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      7 years ago from Myrtle Beach

      Great article sir, i do think people are addicted to many things without even realizing it like Texting, Shopping, Talking, and the list could go on forever. As for you sir great job sobering up, i have an alcoholic mother of jeez over 20 years, its shaped me as a human along with a lot of other things i have had to endure through my childhood. So i am glad you decided it was time to stop, its probably positively effected more people than you could ever think.


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