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Living In Denial Can Keep You Addicted

Updated on August 13, 2013

What Is Denial ?

The word "Denial" means the absence of acceptance, refusing to accept and sometimes can be followed by depression.

Yes, the word Denial. Why so many people addicted to alcohol or any type of drug live with word pinned to them by many others that may be clean and sober.

Do these words sound familiar? "you know you have an addiction problem so why don't you get out of denial you are in and face the fact you have a addiction to alcohol"?`

The Fear to Admit

The fear to admit you have any type of addiction problem just prolongs your chance to quit your addiction, whether it be addiction to alcohol or addiction to drugs. So, if you are afraid to admit you have a addiction problem and continue to live in denial then getting sober is a long way off.

In my eyes and in my experiences living in denial can keep you addicted. You will never be able to help yourself if you can not admit there is a problem. This addiction problem you can not hide from, because the addiction will follow you were ever you go and if let unaddressed it may just put you to a early grave.

Stand up and Get out of Denial

Stand up and face your alcohol addiction head on and get out of the denial that you have been in for so long.

This was one of my biggest problems and I'm sure many others have the same problem. The problem of not seeing what is happening to you and your life. How can we be so blinded to our addiction and how is it that we are afraid to admit or addiction to alcohol?

We hide behind the bottle as if we haven't a worry in the world. Guess what, you can't hide behind that bottle because your addiction is bigger then that one bottle. That bottle may be the one that will ruin your life and will have no remorse of doing so.

Get out of the denial, live the life you were intended to live.

I myself, used to say, what is the problem? I'm not hurting anyone and not bothering a soul, so why get on me for drinking alcohol? Little did I know, I was hurting many people in my life including myself.

Snuff out Alcohol

You may not realize that you are living in denial, because you can't see that there is a problem with one certain addiction. Only the people around you are very well knowledgeable to see what is exactly happening to your life but you can't see it.

Can you imagine if you just gave in and got out of the denial you have been living in for so long?

You would be able then to start on the road to recovery and live a clean and sober again. All this is on hold all do to denial and the addiction you think you don't have.

So, how about it, lets try to face the truth and admit to yourself there is a problem with drinking alcohol and you would love to seek help or possibly do it on your own if you think can.

Quit drinking alcohol and start a new life for yourself and all the people that love you and care about you.

Remember, there is nothing wrong with admitting you are addicted to alcohol so, don't be embarrassed or ashamed of your problem, just do something about it and correct the problem.

That's all there is to it. Get out of denial and get clean and sober!

© 2010 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ katiem2, You are so right denial is a monster and I think it works hand in hand with our inner demons. These horrible addictions so many people have want to be controlled by denial. If in denial, that helps our addictions take hold of our lives even more. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe 2011.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ MonicaRobinson,Thanks for visiting and your comment. Isn't it something how many can not see themselves and the lives they are living. I often wondered to myself How can I be so blind.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @, Thanks for such a nice comment. That's exactly the way I was unfortunately. I could not see myself the real way I was. I thought everyone else was crazy.

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Amen, Amen, denial is a nasty little monster. Nobody ever does anything wrong without first rationalizing in their own mind that it's justified regardless of how little truth to that there is. Thanks for the powerful insights on denial. Peace, Love and Joy! :)

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      8 years ago

      I agree with that we ALL have a view of ourselves that is not always accurate. Denial is just one component of addiction, I believe. There is depression, self-esteem and some other under lying issues involved. For some, it is not enough to admit the problem, but it is a start. Admitting the problem also allows family and friends to understand, offer assistance and encouragement. I have not had a chance to read most of your hubs, I will once I get through finals and Christmas. But you touch on something that is very important...the shame and embarrassment. That is quite a hurdle. I read a book many years ago, not sure of the title now, that addicition is addiction, weather it is drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping or sex. For all parties involved, the shame, guilt, fear and chaos is the same. I enjoy reading so keep writing!

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      8 years ago

      'Only the people around you are very well knowledgeable to see what is exactly happening to your life but you can't see it.' The Clean Life this is an awesome insight - many alcoholics/people in general never get to this level of awareness. In fact, we should ALL realize that how we view ourselves is not always accurate and what others see about us, what we sometimes don't want to hear may be the real truth which sets us free.


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