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How to Stop Drinking And Struggling To Get Sober

Updated on January 28, 2014

Do You Want to Get Sober

Once you have admitted you have an addiction to alcohol and you have determined that it is time to change your life around, you then might ask someone, "how to stop drinking and struggling to get sober." The reason many might ask someone that question is because they might have been down that road, and that person might have some things to tell you, and let you know what to expect while trying to get sober.

Many people, such as myself go to the Internet to search the terms, "how to stop drinking." or how to get sober or just about any search term they feel just may help them get sober. I found a site calledSpiritual River in which the Author became a good friend of mine.

I too was afraid to get sober and didn't know how I would feel by having no alcohol in my system in the beginning and thereafter. By reading the questions and comments in that site, I then realized that I was certainly not alone with trying to find my sobriety. I visited the forums and talked to many people that had the same drinking problem as I did, and in some cases, much worse. But as they say, if you are addicted to drugs or alcohol no matter what the extent of the addiction is, you are still addicted no matter what."

I truly believe that many people, including myself, try to force sobriety upon them self OR someone else may be trying to change your life when you might not be ready for that life change just yet.

Either you are ready to get sober or your are not. There is no middle, such as, "I think I will just drink on weekends, special occasions or family functions." I know for myself, there was not middle medium because I just couldn't do it. I tried a couple time, but was unsuccessful both times. I had to either continue to drink or stop drinking alcohol all together, and completely get clean and sober.

I know there are many people in the world that feel the same way as I did, but we are only fooling our self and torturing our self with trying these so called tricks on your minds and bodies. Make up your mind one way or another. If you want sobriety in your life again, then just stop drinking alcohol, it's just that simple.


If you think you are not ready to get sober, and are really not serious about sobriety, then don't let someone try to force you into getting sober. NOTE: Some people may have to be forced into getting sober because these people maybe knocking on deaths door and have no time to mess around and wait to they are good and ready.

As for myself, I must of been told hundreds of times to stop drinking and I just laughed and said "yeah right, when I am good and ready then I will quit drinking and not until then.

So, here I am clean and sober now for 2 1/2 years and writing each night about drinking alcohol and ways that helped me to get sober in hopes of helping someone else that has an addiction to alcohol. The point is, years before I certainly wouldn't be writing articles on sobriety because sobriety was not in my life, nor did I want in my life. I simply wasn't ready. That is the point I am trying to make to everyone that is struggling to get sober.

Don't struggle. If you want to get sober and to have sobriety back into your life bad enough it will indeed come to you. If you have to force it then things may not work as planned.

If you truly have the willingness, desire and pure determination to get sober and stay sober, then you my friends are on the Road to Recovery. And if so, a HUGE Congrats to you! You will NOT be sorry you made this decision to change your life for the better!! You body will thank you and your family and friends will thank you for saving your own life!


Get Sober and Enjoy This Beautiful Life We Were Given


© 2012 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile image

      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      incomeguru, Thank for your comment and you are so right.People that are addicted to drugs or alcohol truly must watch these shows and then maybe they will think twice before using or drinking again.

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      Oyewole Folarin 5 years ago from Lagos

      For those that really need help on how to stop drinking alcohol, they should watch documentaries about the health implications of alcohol intake.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Rolly- Thanks for reading and commenting my friend :) Your kind words to me touched my heart Rolly. Lately I have had messages and comments coming from every which way. Google +, Hubpages, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and so on. Makes me feel very wanted and needed and make me happy I am finally helping and supporting others. there is nothing better in life than to know you have helped someone in the world.

      BTW the pic of me still doesn't upload to Kindle. I think it is too small still. I hate to keep bothering you about that. Sorry :(

      have a great rest of the weekend my friend !!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Mark... what a pleasure to read about your journey and the desire you have to remain the man you were called to be. Now you are able to share with people and along the way help others through your words. Continue to share... The best is yet to come.

      Hugs from Canada