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How To Take Responsibility For Your Addiction To Alcohol

Updated on August 13, 2013

Taking Responsibility

Millions of people all over the world drink alcohol. Some drink alcohol responsibly and then there are those that totally abuse alcohol. These people need to learn how to take responsibility for your addiction to alcohol.

Don't get me wrong, I loved to drink alcohol, but I didn't do it responsibly meaning I didn't drink to be social, I drank to totally get drunk not knowing when enough was enough and that is not being responsible for your drinking of alcohol.

You must be responsible for your actions and just how much alcohol you drink on a given day. The alcoholics are not responsible people because if we were, we wouldn't be addicted to alcohol as we are. We just don't when to stop or say I have had enough. No, we need to drink till we get so drunk we don't even know what we are saying or doing. We act like fools and totally embarrassed the people that you are with while drinking heavy and that someone may be your spouse or even your mom or dad and even your children.

Children never forget the actions that their alcoholic parent or parents put them through. Sometimes we are a very poor examples of parents to our children by drinking the way we do.

If you happen to be an alcoholic that can't go a day without alcohol in your system then maybe it's time to make a life change not only for yourself, but your spouse and your children. I was in the same boat as any other alcoholic, but I took action and wanted to change my life for the better and the only way that would happen is quit drinking alcohol.

Sure it was a huge decision to make, but if I wanted to live a long life and be healthy again this must be done. I have to tell you if you are an alcoholic and think you will never get out of your addiction then you are dead wrong.

I thought the same way and look at me now, writing every night on my life as a\n alcoholic and ways I learned to live life sober and not have any more urges to drink alcohol again. I want my writing to help someone else that is struggling with any kind of addiction and them that there is always hope. The only thing you need to do is to surrender to your addiction and surrender totally and not say I will only drink on weekends or Holidays like I used to say, because believe me, it doesn't work.

Being Responsible

I wasn't responsible enough to control way of drinking. Yeah, it worked for a few weeks drinking on only weekends and then slow but sure I started back to my old ways, Monday and the next day and so forth and before you know I was back at the weekend of drinking.

I kind of made this promise to my wife, but I knew deep down inside that I would never be able to just drink alcohol on weekends. I just tried to pacify my wife and family. Forget it, this will never work this weekend drinking is what I said to myself.

The only way to be able to kick this horrible addiction in the butt is to totally quit drinking all together with not another drop of alcohol to touch yours or my lips ever again.

Stand up for what is rightfully yours, and that is, Your Sobriety! Take the bull by the horns and surrender to your addiction and get some responsibility in yourself. Once you realize that you don't need your crutch to survive through each and everyday of your life you will be pleasantly surprise how great life is living it clean and sober.

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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Louise, You are so wonderful. The things you say in your comments really touch me. It means so much knowing that I am helping those that have an addiction of any kind. Your words and your kindness are very much appreciated.


    • Cloverleaf profile image


      7 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Mark, you show so much courage and strength, writing every day about your journey and commitment to yourself and your family. You deserve many wonderful things in life. Be happy knowing that your story inspires and helps so many people....probably more people than you realize.

      All the best,


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Lady_E, It is so nice to see you again and thank you so much fro reading and commenting. I hope you are right. I want so bad for all my wriing to help others.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      VENZKHVAM, Thannk you for your comment. I will make sure I read your hubs that you spoke of.

      Thank you also for the Vote Up!

    • Lady_E profile image


      7 years ago from London, UK

      Great hub. It will inspire and help many.

    • VENZKHVAM profile image


      7 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      In addiction , to get out of it you said it. it needs only one instrument the courage to quit and the believe that we can quit. But more than that I feel that if the addicted person is lucky to get his family, friends or relatives understanding and care and mental support he will be able to bounce back to a better life.

      Please read my hub on bouncing back even though it is not related to addiction but it is also a kind of failures. i will wait for your comments in my three hubs.

      I am following you with pleasure.

      Good hub and voted up and useful.

    • Beth100 profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Mark. I can say, very proudly, that you are a wonderful friend too.

      The most difficult part for me is to "not do it for them". I know that the only way is for them to do it for themselves. At which point, I know that I can help them by supporting them. It's painful to watch the relapses but it is also a test of how great the need and want is.

      Thank you, Mark, for keeping the path lit with hope.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Beth, I was so thrilled to see you on my comments. Thank you so much for your kind and touching words to me. I truly hope your friends find their way out of their addiction. sometimes it just some longer than others but they must continue to try until they achieve long term sobriety and they will then see just how great life can be living it sober as I have. You are a greast friend Beth and I am very proud to say I know you. Thanks again :) Mark

    • Beth100 profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      Mark, Once again, you are the voice that speak the truth. You have the courage to face your addiction every day. So many people out there don't have the courage. For those that do, they can't find the support to help them change.

      I believe you have both. Courage. Strength. Support. Family. Friends.

      I have friends who have been sober for many years, but I also have a few who fall back into their old ways. I pray that they find their path again to sobriety.

      Peace and light Mark!!! Congratulations on your second anniversary! If I had a way to send a chip to you, I would. :) xox


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