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Is An Uncontrollable Addiction Considered Knocking On Deaths Door

Updated on August 12, 2013

What Can We Do to Prevent Death By Addiction?

There has been a huge rise in deaths due to overdoses and alcoholism in the celebrity world lately. The celebrities that have died due to and uncontrollable addiction is announced to the world through our media, but how many other people that have an addiction to drugs or alcohol have not been announced to the world? Are these people forgotten about because they are not in the public eye? I would go with thousands per day, or even more. My question to everyone is, " is an uncontrollable addiction considered knocking on deaths door?"

I would venture to say it is like playing Russian Roulette when it come to anyone having an uncontrollable addiction. So many people that are addicted to drugs or alcohol have tried to get sober and want to stay sober, but the truth of the matter is that I believe they just don't have it in their heart and soul to walk away from their addiction and seek a life of sobriety. They may go to Rehab. Centers for some time, but what happens when they are released back to the social world? Are they strong enough to stay sober or is the temptation to use or drink more powerful than their own minds and inner strength?

The Start of an Uncontrollable Addiction

The start of an uncontrollable addiction begins with the experimenting with the substance that can take full control of your life and will never let go unless YOU do something to stop it from the very beginning and not let it ruin one more day of your life.

Yes, as you know, this is easier said than done, and I am the first to admit that, BUT it is very possible to get and stay clean and sober if that's what you want your life to be like.

It is so easy to get addicted to any of the harmful drugs out in our world today. If you have decided to experiment with any of these drugs, (which I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND) or start drinking alcohol, you must know that these harmful substances will kill you in the end if you are not careful. These drugs will start to feel very comfortable inside your body and so comfortable they will never want to leave you. They will be a huge part of your life if you let these demons of choice settle inside you. You must know when enough is enough and keep full control of yourself and your mind because these drugs of choice will outwit you if you let them. Becoming addicted to any drug or alcohol will start as a fun and exciting thing to do as you party away with your friends. You will think what you are doing, and how you are feeling being under the influence of these drugs is the best thing since sliced bread. In the end, it will not be a pleasant site and your life will begin to turn upside down if you are not careful of what you are doing. First off, you shouldn't let yourself begin to like these drugs in the first place, but people with no strength or not responsible enough to take care of their own self will get addicted sooner or later. Sad to say, but so true!

Taking Control of Your Actions

Taking control of your actions in my opinion is having the willpower and the inner strength to be able to say that most important, (NO)! Yes, the word "NO" can make or break a person's life. Can you imagine if your were among some friends that were using or drinking alcohol, and they begged you to try some drugs or drink some booze? Could you honestly say to them NO THANKS? You know, no one is forcing these drugs or alcohol down your throat. It is YOU that have complete control over YOU and no one else. It may seem hard to say that most important word, NO because why? Are you a shamed or feel like you are not cool enough if you don't join in these "death wishes?" Do you ever think to yourself, "I might lose my friendship if I don't do what what friends are doing?"

By thinking and acting in this manner you will bring yourself right down to the level of the so called friends you have. These friends are not true friends in my opinion. They are people that want you to suffer and get addicted to drugs and alcohol just as they are.

Never be afraid to tell these type of people NO THANKS I wish to live, because as we all know, it only takes one wrong dose or too much alcohol to shut your body down, and in some cases, shut down forever and I call that Death!

It upsets me so much that people are just knocking on deaths door thinking what they are doing to them self and others as well, is the cool thing to do, and I might add, thinking they are indestructible and these drugs and alcohol will never get them. I have news for all that think that way, and that is, you will never beat these demons inside of you unless you let them go completely out of your life forever. Stop carrying that devil on your shoulder and having your addiction ruin your life for one more second!

Take ACTION and get HELP to change your life around and get yourself the help you need to get and stay sober. REMEMBER, all of us have only one life to live so PLEASE live it sober and stop killing yourself with drugs and alcohol. And just one more important thought to mention is that, you are not the only one suffering here with your addiction to drugs and alcohol. Your families, children, spouses, friends that love and care so much for you are suffering your addiction too. The pain you are causing them to have is killing them just as the addiction you have is "KILLING YOU!"

Think about it and change your life and find your sobriety again. You have NOTHING to loose and everything to gain! Everyone knows what your addiction is doing to you so do something to change it!


© 2012 Mark Bruno


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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Neal, Thanks again for your comment and yes all of us are our worst enemy sometimes. I know I was. Thanks for reading!

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      Neal Seifert 6 years ago from PA

      Great Hub!! It is about finding a Power Greater then ones-self! I like

      "I seek Strength, not to be greater then my fellow human beings. but to fight my greatest enemy, Myself",

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      ytsenoh, Thank you for your comment and you are so right about the fears. I was one of those that was afraid to get sober for the fear of the absence of the alcohol, but I did it anyway and I haven't felt better. Now it is my turn to help others realize the same.

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      Cathy 6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Habits, genetic disposition, conditional have a good hub with information and advice. There are several reasons people are embraced by these things. Not every individual is strong enough to face fears.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      rasta1, Thank you for your comment. I do hope this hub helps and makes those that are suffering from any kind of addiction to start thinking before they indulge in this horrible thing we call addiction.

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      Marvin Parke 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Drug abuse is a form of suicidal behavior, There is a underlying greater problem each individual should face in order to stop this behavior. This article gets people thinking, which is important.