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I Am An Alcoholic - How Can I Stop Drinking Alcohol ?
In this hub, "I am an alcoholic how can I stop drinking alcohol" is based on my past life as an alcoholic. As I sit here writing each night, I often wonder how I became an alcohol, and what triggered me to continue to drink alcohol for so many years of my life.
Was there a underlying problem in my life that I didn't recognize, or was I just to weak to say no to the demons that took full control of my life and other live along the way?
Since I got clean and sober on October 27, 2009 my life has done a complete turnaround all for the better I must say.
Even being sober now I have earned the title as a "alcoholic" and will be an alcoholic for the rest of my life. The difference with the word alcoholic now is, that I am an alcoholic in "recovery."
Sobriety is my life now and my main journey is to continue to stay sober and help those that are suffering from an addiction as I was over three years ago.
All through the years of drinking alcohol I knew it was wrong by what I was doing by drinking alcohol, but the thing was I not only drank alcohol, I abused it something terrible. I am one of those that never knew when enough was enough.
So in that case, I knew I needed to do something fast and take the action needed to change my life and the lives of those that loved and cared for me and pleaded for me to stop drinking alcohol and get clean and sober.
What I Thought About When I Decided to Stop Drinking Alcohol.
Here were my thoughts when I decided to stop drinking alcohol, and these thoughts changed my life for the good.
- What good am I to myself or anyone being drunk and useless each night.
- I looked at what I am doing to myself, physically, mentally, and appearance wise.
- I looked at the money I was spending on my addiction to alcohol.
- I looked at the people that I was hurting that loved me and cared for me.
- I felt like crap every morning I woke up.
- I looked like crap each morning.
- I couldn't stand to look into the mirror and see myself being destroyed by addiction.
- It was very obvious that I was going downhill each and everyday I continued to drink.
This Is What My Life Is Living Sober Now
Helpful Books on How to Stop Drinking Alcohol
Want to Get Sober - Just Don't Drink
Easier said than done right? I know it is so hard to give up an addiction to alcohol. I know, I have been there, but if you have the frame of mind and tell yourself you have had enough of the horrible life you have now and want better, for not only yourself, but all the people that are in your life it will happen.
You need to get out of denial (something I lived with for many years) and face the facts that you are indeed an alcoholic and need help.
You need to get out of the negative attitude you have and stop feeling sorry for yourself and take action on working on your long term sobriety.
You need to think positive and start being happy. Negativity will get you nowhere, that's for sure. When you have that positive attitude, and have the willingness and desire to stop drinking, the rest will fall in place.
Believe in yourself and continue to tell yourself that will conquer the demons within and with that believing in yourself you will achieve sobriety.
© 2013 Mark Bruno