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Is Alcoholism A Disease Or A Choice

Updated on July 20, 2014

A Disease or a Choice

First off, I want to say that I am not a Doctor or a Therapist, but if someone were to ask me is alcoholism a disease or a choice I would respond by saying. "it first is your choice that leads to an addiction followed by a disease."

In my heart not being medically incline this is what I think alcoholism is and where it will take you over time of abusing alcohol.

It's our choice whether we tilt that bottle up and take that first drink. No one is breaking our arm to take that first drink. All of us have a brain and all of us have a mind of our own and we are the only ones that can make us do what we do.

As far as myself, I believe it began with a little peer pressure when all the friends started to experiment with the almighty drink, so I said what the heck I might as well try it and be in with my buddies. That was the biggest mistake I could have ever done for now I began to like how it felt to be buzzed or drunk with all the laughter and foolish things we did being intoxicated.



The Simple Answer is: THANKS BUT NO THANKS

Thanks, but No Thanks, is the easiest answer to give someone that has offered you a drink of the almighty alcohol and before you know it you will be more than likely best friends with them and you will then meet one more new friend and the name shall be "Our Alcohol Demons."

These demons are the ones that will soon run and possibly ruin your life in the future if you let them. They have no mercy on you. They have no concern or pity on how they will destroy you and your families. They have no heart and don't treasure our human life. They are out to seek and destroy and if you let them they will prevail and that's a promise to all of us.

Living Life Sober

Living life sober is one of the most wonderful things in the world, and for someone that has been wrapped up in an alcohol addiction for many years it is a wonderful feeling to be clean and sober again, thanks to God and my strength to follow his words of wisdom.

It's all in our hands and it is all our choice whether we drink or not, or should I say over drink or not. Abusing something will eventually turn into a disaster sooner or later and you can almost count on it.

So as we now know, it's our choice whether we are to be addicted to alcohol or not.  It is our decision to be titled "An Alcoholic" and our life that we are destroying as well as many others taking them right down to the level of your addicted life.  Think about what you are doing to your families and friends that care and love you and stop only thinking about me, me and where and when will I get drunk or high again.  

Put yourself in their shoes and see if you would like to walk in them as someone addicted to alcohol kicks you down with those same shoes.

© 2011 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Mrs. J. B.

      Once again thank you. For anyone that is or has been addicted to alcohol it feels so great to hear from someone saying Congratulation of your sobriety and great job etc. because people that are not addicted don't have any idea just how hard it is. Anyone can get sober , But staying sober is a job in it's self, so I thanbk you again!

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Congratulations is in order. I loved this hub....

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Denise, Once again I thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a beautiful comment. You have no idea how it makes me feel to hear positive comments on my hubs.

      Yes, Denise I have come a long way and I thank God everyday that passes for the strength he has given me to overcome this horrible addiction and this is exactly why I write in hope that just maybe someone will read what I have gone through and what I have put my family through as well and it might just change their life.

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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      It is always a blessing to read your words of experience, Mark. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. You have come a long way, haven't you. It is God's grace that brought you the sobriety and will continue to do so. The addiction part...well, my friend, that seems to have been part of the lesson your soul experienced when you were put on earth. YOu are, no doubt, a better man for what you have weathered. And, all suffering aside, you have the ability to remember the pain, for yourself and others, and live a humble life of gratitude. God truly is a 'wonderful world' after all, isn't it? Take care of that sore throat and cold.


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