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How To Stay Sober When You Think Your Life Has Turned Upside Down

Updated on August 19, 2014

Getting Sober And Staying Sober

Here is how to stay sober when you think your life has turned upside down. So many people that have become clean and sober have had many things happen in their life to make them want to drink again, and to make things all better, but you know as well as I do that alcohol fixes nothing.

No ones life is perfect, and all of us have things that happen to us, some good and some not to good.

The things that are good, ex-alcoholics want to celebrate because something great has happened in their life. The not so good things that happen in an ex-alcoholics life is they want to drink in hope to drown the problem, or simply make that problem disappear out of their life.

It is so hard to stay sober when someones life has turned upside down. I know because a few things not so good has happened in my life since I have been sober. To be perfectly honest, the first thing I thought about when these bad things happened was to drink alcohol.

Staying As Strong As You Can

When your life is turned upside down for any reason, you need to stay as strong as possible so that your past inner demons will know that no matter what happens you will not allow them back into your life again.

You need to have a complete positive attitude and not let anyone or anything stand in your way of your sobriety. Believe me, I know how hard it is to stop the urge and temptation to drink alcohol when things are not going the way you would like them to go.

Trust me, my demons have knocked on my door more than one time since I have been sober, but I refuse to let them back in. I have worked very hard to get and stay sober just as many of alcoholics have to find their sobriety and to keep it.

Just because you may think your life is turning upside down, that is no reason to turn back to alcohol, because alcohol will not help as you all know.

Writing And Music Keeps Me Sober


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How To Stay Sober

I Write To Stay Sober

I write to stay sober, and to feel as if I am helping someone out there in the world that is struggling with an addiction.

I know what pain they are going through, and I write to try and ease that pain, and to let the world know that they are not alone by any means.

Never give up trying to get and stay sober, because anything is possible in life if you want it bad enough. I realize how hard breaking an addiction to alcohol or drugs is, but I did it when I never thought I could, and so can you my friends. all you need to say is "THAT'S IT, i AM DONE DRINKING!"

When you drink alcohol, you never realize that it makes you depressed more than you might be before you started to drink. I never thought it would effect me in that manner, but it did. Watching all these latest deaths of celebrities makes me realize that I stopped drinking and changed my life before something drastic would of happen in my life.

Depression and alcohol do not mix and it is a recipe for self destruction and possibly death. get help for your depression and help for your addiction. Never be embarrassed that you are depressed or you have an addiction. Help is out there for everyone. You just need to ask for that help!

If you are sober, and think your life is turning upside down, and you are thinking about going back to drinking to ease the pain of what's going on in your life, think twice before you pick up that drink of alcohol. If you do it will be the worse thing you could ever do to yourself. So, think before you drink Please!

Think before you drink and remember what kind of life you had when you drank and abused alcohol. Think back of what you put your family, spouse and friends through while you drank. I am sure it wasn't pleasant for them to see you drinking your life away and abusing alcohol.

I know I put my wife and family through pure hell when I drank, so when I think my life is turning upside down and things are not going the way I'd like them to, I think back at those years of abusing alcohol and that alone stops me right in my tracks for touching a drop of alcohol.

Life Is Great Now Sober

Another beautiful Sunset where I live at the shore.
Another beautiful Sunset where I live at the shore. | Source

© 2014 Mark Bruno


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    • Joy56 profile image


      3 years ago

      You live in a beautiful place and are in a good place in your life..... Thanks for sharing

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      4 years ago from Chicago

      Hey Mark, you're alright now. Many alcoholics don't make it back to sobriety. You're one of the more fortunate ones. Keep on telling the great stories and believe it or not, I've been there. Yes, I was a little young alchy until I realized that it would take courage to attain the things that I desired and plus I had dreams to make come true and goals to reach. You can never accomplish those being an alchy. I admire your accomplishments. You must have a wonderful wife to hnng in there with you. I knew that it took a lot of courage as Shyron hubbed about today. Right on my man.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Faith, thank you so much on your comment and kind words. Thanks for the tweet and pinning too. Means a lot Faith. I am so happy to hear your son is doing so well. Give him a Huge congrats on his sobriety from me!!

      God Bless you Faith

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      This is so powerful and I am so grateful that you share your testimony here for all to benefit from reading. My son is 8 years sober since the young age of 19.

      Voted up ++++ tweeting and pinning

      Bless you

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Dianna thank you once more for reading and your kind words :) have a wonderful weekend!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      Another wonderful share on this topic. I admire your dedication to helping people overcome this addiction. Blessings.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Jamie, thanks for your comment and congrats on 8 years sober. That is so wonderful. Oct.27, 2014 will be 5 years sober for me and haven't missed it one bit. Although there were a few times my demons tried to get back into my life and I just said NO. Take care Jamie!!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you for this. Sobriety saved my life and showed me what happiness really was. Eight years sober:) Jamie

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      4 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Bill, thank you so much for everything and your support. I will continue to write as long as my fingers can press these keys .. Thanks for being a dear friend!!


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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love that you are still pouring your heart and soul into these articles. Great work as always, Mark!


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