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How To Live Without Alcohol In Your Life

Updated on September 1, 2012

There are many things we need in life to live, but you need to know how to live without alcohol in your life.

I have nothing against drinking alcohol if it is done in a responsible way and not to drink alcohol just to get continually drunk everyday of the week like so many alcoholics do, including my past experiences with alcohol.

Alcohol is one thing you don't need in your life if you don't know how to handle and control your alcohol intake.

There is nothing at all in having some drinks (social drinks) with family and friends and celebrating that Holiday or that special occasion, but there are millions of people that just can't have a drink or two, and I am one of those people.

The demons of alcohol have settled in our body and just waiting for us to put that first drink to our lips, and then it is over for many of us that lose control of our drinking.

I would love to be able to have a social drink and then say. "well I have had enough." That would be a wonderful thing if that could happen, but not ever possible in my lifetime. There are so many people that stopped drinking alcohol and have been sober for so many years and they know deep down inside if they were to take that first drink it would be over for them.

That is how I think and how I feel, because I know that if I were to drink that first drink I would relapse that fast. The demons would thank me for giving in and losing my willpower and strength to stay sober.

Now, if you or I would cheat and take that first drink and continue to have another and another, how would you feel about yourself when the night is over and you are buzzed or drunk?

I know I would be SO disappointed in myself that I gave into the demons that almost ruined my life years before. How would feel if it were you? I know I wouldn't be proud at all and so pissed off at myself. Many people that do cheat and take that first drink and continue to drink the night away will say to themselves, "it is only one night with a few drinks." It will not be just one night. It will be from then on and I can just about bank on that.



I am going to throw up some reasons I drank alcohol and you see if any of these reasons sound familiar to you. These are some good reasons to drink alcohol (or are they?)

  • I drink because I like the taste of alcohol.
  • I drink to solve my problems, (so I thought.)
  • I drink to get that almighty buzz.
  • I drink to get totally drunk.
  • I drink so that others will like me and be my friend, because now I am one of them.
  • I drink for more self-confidence.
  • I drink to be more social.
  • I drink to be funny around others and they laugh and think I am nuts and crazy.
  • I drink to be the center of attention. ( oh yes, center of attention when you are acting like a jackass and slurring your words.)
  • I drink to stumble all over with no balance to walk straight.
  • I drink to start fights in bars and occasions.
  • I drink because i love hangovers.
  • I drink because I love getting sick from drinking.
  • I drink because I love getting behind the wheel and drive.
  • I drink because I love being pulled over by the Police and given a DUI.
  • I drink to put myself and others in harms way.
  • I drink to be more daring.

**** I know a lot of the above is not why we drink alcohol, but some are, and those things mentioned are how we are after we get carried away with our drinking of alcohol. You know as well as I do that these are the things that could, and most of the time, will happen if we drink alcohol to the point it changes every part of us.




So, if you want to live life without alcohol in it there is only ONE way to do it and THAT IS DON'T DRINK AT ALL AND YOU WILL BE ALCOHOL FREE AND LIVING THE CLEAN LIFE!


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      First to all that has commented on this hub, I am sorry for the long delay in replying to your comments;

      @vocalcoach- Thank you my friend for reading and commenting. I am glad you liked the pic :) Thanks for the Vote Up !

      @ Carol- Thanks Carol for your comment and you should be so happy you didn't like to drink. Believe me , you are not missing anything!!! I am so glad I stopped drinking and now it is my job to help others find their sobriety hopefully by what I write.

      @teaches12345- Hello my friend and thanks for your kind words ! I went to my daughters wedding in May and believe me the booze was flowing. I paid for all of it, but never touched one drop :) Coffee and water that's it. It is all in the mind and as long as you stay Positive you will overcome :)

      God Bless you!!

      @JD- I wish you all the success in finding sobriety my friend . Keep telling yourself that you can and will get sober and it will come. Don't be negative and believe in yourself. You are right , drinking will not solve any problems. It only make things worse.

      Stay Strong!!!!!

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      6 years ago

      Very thought provoking. I think I drink for the effect: intoxication makes all my problems go away for a few hours. Problems don't go away, however, they just build and build the longer I ignore them.... and so I want to keep on drinking. My last drink was about 14 hours ago and I am going to an AA meeting tonight.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I can't imagine having such a stronghold in my life. You must have incredible strength to keep from indulging in this temptation. Keep writing and strong.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I found your reasons for drinking interesting. Many of which I have never thought of. I think many people need to read all you write. Even though I don't drink a lot I always enjoy reading what you write. I have drunk only once and I didn't like it at all. Getting sick is no fun. Anyway great hub and voted up.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Mark - Good article as usual on Alcohol. A much needed resource for those who need it. I love your photo! Voted up.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @eHealer- Thanks so much Deborah for you kind words. I just look and I have 360 + hubs and most on this subject. Have a great rest of the night :)

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      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hello, another excellent resource for people who are looking for answers or inspiration. A great service for the community of people in recovery. Well done and voted up.


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