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How To Look At The Bright Side Of Being Sober

Updated on July 10, 2012


For anyone that loves to drink alcohol you may need to know how to look at the bright side of being sober.

So many people that are addicted to alcohol think to them self that life is not fun and you can not possibly have fun without having alcohol in you and getting that buzz and plain out drunk. You may often think, as I did years ago that anyone that doesn't drink alcohol is a boring person and doesn't know what alcohol can do to you to make your life a fun time.

You may ask people, "how can you have any fun in life being sober?" So many people just don't get it, and I was one of those people years ago that just didn't get it that you need not have to drink alcohol in order to have the best time of your life in whatever you are doing.

Life is all about what you make it and if you wish to live your life drunk and all messed up in your mind everyday you are going to miss out on so much that life has to offer you. You will have much more fun in life being sober and the best part of it is, "you will remember every single thing you did to have that fun."



Here are just a few things to think about when you are wondering what is the bright side of being sober.

  • First off and most important is that you are saving your own life by not drinking and abusing your body with alcohol.
  • Next is that when you are out somewhere and you are one of those that are not drinking is that you can get into your car after the night has ended with a good feeling that you can get home safe and sound because you made the decision not to drink, while others on the other hand that did drink alcohol have a little different problem and that problem would be, getting stopped by the police and getting a DUI or getting into a horrible accident all because you were drinking and driving.
  • What a great feeling it is to be able to enjoy yourself at a party or any function and not have to depend on alcohol for you to have fun.
  • There are so many things in an alcoholic's life that they wish to do, "and I was one of them" that just don't happen all because alcohol seems to take priority in his/her life and what you wish to accomplish in your life is held back all because you are putting alcohol first and putting everything else in your life in second place.
  • Can you even imagine the money you would save by not drinking alcohol? I sure saved a ton of money and used that money to achieved those dreams and goals I couldn't achieve while I was drinking alcohol.
  • There is always a bright side to each story in life and it is up to each and everyone of us to make your life as bright as it could possibly be and to live that life clean and sober.
  • My life and the world around me have changed so much since I have been living with alcohol in my life and you too can have the same if you really want a great life not only for you, but all those around you.


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    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      i have known so many alcoholics - functioning and otherwise. i have never gotten the attractive and have never liked the taste. i've never drank a beer and don't even like wine - which is probably a good thing - cause when i do have a shooter(tequiila or sambuca) - it's a crapshoot as to whether i end up on the floor in the bathroom...begging for crackers! Yep..i'm an embarrassing 'drinker'. My point is - i've always known what it feels like to be the only one ain't so bad - try heroin...(LOL)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Great hub post once again, didn't expect anything less from you! I think the savings on dollars alone is such a benefit. I hope this hits home with many on this addiction.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile image


      6 years ago

      Just reading your hub and was thinking that it is similar to living without things like "antidepressants" or such things that sedate, confuse, etc.

      How to live life sober is cool but also my question is, how do you deal with life being sober or (in my case med free)? Do you have a list of coping examples? Just curious!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      What i a great hub..and so full of truth...alcohol is so addicting..and a lot of times you dont even know it is happeni sharing...debbie

    • WaterGod profile image


      6 years ago from St.Louis area

      Good hub, I have been sober for 16 years. It really sucked the first year but by working the AA program of recovery, my life is good and I am at peace with my family, friends, co-workers and most important God and myself. Spirituality is the key.

    • AnnaCia profile image


      6 years ago

      Great article. Thank you for being one of the ones who teach others for the best.

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      6 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Very true. I'm no teetotaler, but I'm no alcoholic, either. I enjoy a glass or two of wine now and then, and the occasional beer or something harder....I can count with digits leftover how many total drinks of all kinds I have in a year, and my husband drinks even less--he'd have most of the fingers of one hand leftover!

      I/we live by the motto, "All things in moderation." Most of the "booze" on our small liquor shelf is at least half to three-quarters full, and has been sitting there collecting dust as it was opened well over a year earlier...

      Only twice in my life have I gotten totally blitzed, and it was not fun at all. Conversations with the Tidy Bowl Man are not my idea of a good time.

      I can get pleny "high" on just having fun, goofing around, cracking jokes (that actually make sense), and many other pastimes that are good clean fun. It is interesting (and somewhat sad, actually) to attend a party or go out for an evening, and watch people who started out "nice and normal" turn into drunken slobs, or who all of a sudden think they are Cassanova, or become just plain mean or obnoxious.

      Who needs that? Not I.

      Great article--voted up, useful, interesting and shared.

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      Jenna Pope 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Another good one. I always enjoy reading your Hubs. You have come a LONG way in your sobriety. You should be very proud. Voted up.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      eHealer- I too have never given up on anyone or myself for that matter and so glad God gave me the strength to get and stay sober. It is now my mission to help others in anyway I can.

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      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      I believe that everyone, if they live (being honest), will chose life eventually. I never give up on anyone, and I haven't been disappointed yet.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Pamela- Thanks for your comment and you are so right. Those that can not do it on their own have plenty of resources out there to help them get and stay sober, that is, if they truly want to get sober and not just doing it because someone may have threatened them to leave and so on. I was one of the lucky ones that just went cold turkey and haven't looked back since.

    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile image

      Pamela Dapples 

      6 years ago from Just Arizona Now

      Great message you have in this hub for people who have become addicted to something they once thought was just fun and pleasurable. It's so true that not everyone gets addicted -- body chemistry and all kinds of reasons factor in -- but for those who do get addicted or have gotten addicted, I hope your message strikes a chord in them which gives them hope. The next step would be to get to a 12-step meeting and not think, "I can do it all by myself."

      Voting up, useful and sharing.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      eHealer - Thank you my friend! That makes me feel good to hear that. Thank you :)

    • eHealer profile image


      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      If you can help one person, you have made a difference. I'm sure you help many, Clean. Rock on.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      eHealer- Thanks again for taking the time to read this and your comment. I just hope with all these hubs the point will hit someone and hopefully help them.

    • eHealer profile image


      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hey clean, I can't imagine life being better not being sober. Great hub as usual with an extremely important message. Thanks for sharing.


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