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How To Make Up Your Mind Once And For All To Quit Drinking

Updated on August 21, 2013

An Alcoholics Thoughts

For anyone that has an addiction to alcohol, there must be a time in your life that sobriety and what sobriety feels like, must of popped into your minds a few times. I know, for myself, I was always wondering what it would feel like to wake up in the morning and feel refreshed and not waking up with a pounding headache and hungover.

I always wondered, "will I ever be able to beat this addiction to alcohol I have and live a normal life once again?"

What would I feel like without alcohol in my system each and everyday? These are what I have thought about all through the years I drank alcohol. I am sure that many alcoholics have had these thoughts once or twice in their life. It has to be on their minds because deep within me, the thoughts of sobriety were always there, but I was scared to death to go after it, so I continued to drink and be miserable.

The point is, that the longer we the alcoholics wait to change our lives the more addicted to alcohol we become. It will never get better, only worse each and everyday until we get to the point of our health declining, or get horribly sick from all the years of abusing alcohol.

None of us alcoholics must prolong sobriety. It is life or death we are talking about, and the longer we wait to change, the harder it will be to change.

My Life Of Alcohol Addiction


Taking That First Step Towards Sobriety

If you have any thoughts about getting sober, or sobriety has come into your mind, you should really consider taking that first step towards a new life. Sobriety will never hurt you, or will it kill you, although our addiction to alcohol, and especially abusing alcohol will certainly kill us in the end. There is no doubt in my mind that if I were to continue to drink alcohol the way I was for all those years, death would be knocking on my door for sure.

As I said, if you have any thoughts about getting sober and deep down inside of you wants a new life, it is up to you and you only to carry through those thoughts and make them a reality. Make Sobriety REAL in your life!

You will never be sorry for this choice you are about to make. For myself, I was scared to death, but in the end when I finally made up my mind to quit drinking forever, it was the best decision I could have ever did in my life, and it will be the same for you as well, believe me!

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What Will Enter Your Mind When You Are Ready To Change Your Life

Many things will enter your mind when you about to make the biggest life change of your life. Please don't be afraid or let these thoughts get the best of you, because you will be afraid as I was, but I made it and surrendered, and so can you!

For any alcoholic that has had alcohol being a huge part of his/her life, it will be so hard to say goodbye to alcohol forever, as it was for me.

It will be truly frightening for you, as it was for me, but you need to stick to your thoughts, and your wants of being clean and sober and start living the life we were put on this Earth to live, and that is living your one and only life with sobriety.

  • Will I be able to get through this and be sober for the rest of my life?
  • Will I ever have fun in my life being sober?
  • What will my drinking buddies think of me when I tell them I am sober and quit drinking alcohol?
  • Will I ever be able to go out to a bar with my friends again?
  • What will I do with my time since I don't have a drink in my hand?
  • What will my family think when I tell them I am an alcoholic?

These thoughts and probably many more thoughts will enter you mind when you are about to quit drinking and start living a life of sobriety. These thoughts are normal, because after all, most of our lives were surrounded by alcohol, and everything we did in our life revolved around alcohol, such as picnics, parties, ball games, weddings, anniversaries, dining out and so many other things that always had alcohol associated with them.

As far as Anniversaries, the Anniversary you will be celebrating, and the biggest Celebration ever, is when your sober date comes up each year. That day for me is the best day of the whole year, because I am so proud of myself that I made it sober one more year. It is the best feeling in your life!

One day at a time, one step at a time, and before you know it, you will be counting years, not days of sobriety.



So Lets Take That First Step!

If you are thinking about getting sober then lets stop procrastinating and take that first step! Surrender to your demons, because after all if you don't, they will indeed win and take your life and many other lives with them. Our demons don't care one bit about us, but our parents, spouses, children and friends do care and love us dearly and want us to be around for years to come, and to be healthy and happy as well.

© 2013 Mark Bruno


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    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you for sharing to the benefit of many.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      tamron - I am glad you were sober for 5 years , but it is a shame you relapsed . If you have fallen, get right back up and start your life of sobriety again. Many people relapse ... I am fortunate I have been able to sober since Oct of 2009. Next month will be 4 years, but as you said alcohol is always on my mind and to tell you the truth I don't the urge or temptation will ever completely go away. Try one more time and I bet you will beat those demons my friend. You are much stronger than you think!!

      God Bless you


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      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Justme- first off I am so sorry for the long delay in replying to your comment here and secondly, I am so sorry to hear about your husband and his addiction. I can relate to what he said about now one can help me but I. Well that is somewhat true. He can enter a Rehab. but if he is not ready to stop drinking in my eyes it will never work. He has to want sobriety for himself first and till then there maybe nothing that can be done.

      In my case I promised many times I would stop drinking or at least slow down. I said I would only drink on weekends and holidays. That worked for only a couple weeks and then I went right back to drinking every single day of the week. It is horrible I know for you. I put my wife and children through pure hell with my addiction to alcohol. I have been sober since Oct. of 2009 and do not regret stopping drinking one bit. What had to happen was my wife said...Will it be alcohol or me? I knew she meant business and was going to leave me if I didn't change fast! I thought about long and hard and of course my family was more important to me than any alcohol. Oct 26th of 2009 was my last drink. sure it was hard but each day and week got easier to live without my crutch. Maybe you should try that tactic without making a fight of course. She was just straight forward and said she had enough of my life.

      Listen if you ever need to talk feel free to email me at my gmail. I wish I could say something that would make things better for you and your husband. He need to want sobriety first.

      God Bless you


    • tamron profile image


      5 years ago

      I stayed sober for 5 years but every day I wanted to drink. I finally relapsed and still I want to stop drinking. Great Hub

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Eddy- Thank you for reading and your comment. Thanks for the Vote Up also! I hope it help many that are suffering from an addiction. Have a great weekend.


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      5 years ago from Wales

      A great hub which will benefit many I am sure.

      Voted up.


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      5 years ago

      Thank you for this page! I have so many questions and fears. I have been searching for information on how to deal with an alcoholic spouse and I stumbled upon this website. My husband is an alcoholic, I feel desperate and I don't know how to help him. I love with so so very much, there is a long friendship between us. He has always drank, since I met him (13 years ago), never a problem, just a drink here and there. In the past 3 years however things have gotten worse and this year is the worst of them all . He was diagnosed with a chronic disease (not terminal or nothing) plus there have been A LOT of stresses in business. I understand him, but I feel so alone because he is in another place right now. He rarely talks to me about anything, if he does, he will explode all of of sudden. He tells me, well our problems have always been there (I agree), BUT I feel like it is getting worse. He drinks a lot, and the worse is that he hides it from me, I found tons of empty bottles hidden. He tells me, he doesn't hide it, but he does. He drinks in the bathroom alone. During the day he is "fuctional" but he is not, he always smells like alcohol to me, brushes his teeth and chews gum, but I can still smell it. He has abandoned the businesses almost completely. I feel so so lonely and I DON'T KNOW HOW TO HELP HIM! We have talked about this , and he says, yes I have a problem but, neither you or anybody can change this but I. He also says that this is just part of the many problems we have, but I tell him that the alcoholism is making things worse. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I had had enough, I couldn't keep holding my sadness and frustration, I confronted him about it, I told him, I am going to be relentless about bringing this up but I don't know if I am doing the right thing or what should I do. I am sorry if I don't make much sense, I haven't spoken to anybody about this. I am very concerned. Thank you!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Doc - Thank you for always being here for me and for your huge support to me and my writing. Your comments mean so much to me and I truly appreciate each and everyone. Thank you dear, and Bill thanks you too!

      God Bless you Marlene


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Bill - a huge congrats to you on 7 years of sobriety. That is awesome my friend! I bet you think that the time has flown by right. For me October 27th will be 4 years and I can not believe how fast those 4 years went.

      Between the both of us Bill we will make a difference for sure.

      God Bless you my friend!


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      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, I'm glad that you made a decision to stop drinking once and for all. It takes a lot of courage and determination to follow through and you did it. A very good hub with an encouraging message to those struggling with an alcohol addiction. I agree with Bill. Keep spreading that message. Congrats to you too Bill for following through with your decision to stop drinking. up and awesome!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Two more months and I'll have my seventh sober birthday. Life has never been better, Mark.

      Keep bringing the message my friend. It is vitally important.


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