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Living Outside The Box Of Addiction

Updated on July 20, 2014

Can You Escape out of Your Box ?

Anyone that is addicted to alcohol, in my opinion, lives in a box. A box of their own addiction. Afraid to re-enter the real world. Afraid to live life sober. Afraid to pursue their dreams and goals for fear of failure. They live pretty much in a negative state and wonder why nothing ever goes right in their life.

Living outside the box of addiction takes some real doings on the alcoholics part, and I will be the first to say, it wasn't easy. Nothing great in your life ever comes easy without some effort on your part.

It wasn't easy, but it was certainly worth every bit of pain and suffering to get clean and sober. I too lived in my own little box. Afraid to go in public without having my crutch for security and support to get me through the day or evening. Alcohol for some reason make you feel like a super person that can do no wrong. We think that everything we do is the only way to do it no matter what anyone else says or any other ideas someone may give us. We are always right and everyone else in the world is wrong.

We deny that we are addicted to alcohol and live in that denial everyday of our addicted life.

For anyone addicted to alcohol, it is a huge step to step outside that box and live in the real world and not in the fantasy world we live now. It takes courage, strength, belief, willpower, determination and believing in yourself and God. With all those things packaged up into one big Plus, your box will open and you will walk outside the box and be free of your addiction once and for all. It is all in your hands. If you have it in your heart and soul than you can make it happen. Sobriety will be in your life again. Keeping that positive attitude will help get you sober and keep you sober. It's all what you want out of the one and only life you have.

Just imagine this. Imagine yourself stuck in a box. Not a box made out of wood or metal, just a plain cardboard box. This simple cardboard box is so much easier to break out of than the wood or metal box. Wouldn't you agree?

The cardboard box can be easily broken out of with very little effort more so than the wood or metal box which would need a bit more effort to get out of, but very possible if you have your heart into living outside those boxes. Either way, these boxes can all be broken out of, it is just the wood and metal may take more effort and strength to break out of, depending on just how addicted you are to alcohol. Some may find it somewhat easy and for those that are truly trapped, it will be much harder, but for both very very possible. It is just how bad you want to be clean and sober. It's that simple.

The same thing applies to your addiction to alcohol. How bad do you want out of that addiction? Are you willing to do anything to bust out of that addiction as you would trying to get out of that box. Do you see where I am going with this?

There is a life outside that box you live in as of now. You might want to try life outside that box of addiction. You may be surprised how the world looks outside that box you are stuck in.

Kick your addiction once and for all and see what it is like to live life sober and enjoy your life like it should be enjoyed. Remember there are no second lives here. You have this live and no more, so make every moment of it count and to be remembered.

© 2011 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Gina- I am so sorry you had to live with 2 alcoholics. You are a very strong person and I am glad your childrenare fine and have not entered this horrible life of addiction. Stay positive Gina and all will be fine.


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise, so sorry for taking so long to reply. Lots going on here lately. Thank you for commenting and I will indeed keep you in touch with the Podcast thing :)

    • GinaCPocan profile image


      7 years ago from Chicago

      I can understand this message. I have had to cope with alcoholism most of my life. Not as a child, but as an adult. I had married not one, but 2 alcoholics, with one being also a drug addict as well. I watch my kids closely, even though they are now adults, cause this villain has been known to move on to the next generation. I still attend Alanon, and probably will for some time to come.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful advice...congratulations on your podcast. Please tell me what this is, LOL I had someone ask if I was interested in making one and I had no idea what she was referring to!

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Silent Sinner- Thank you so much. BTW You are doing great with your witing. Keep up the great work :)

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      Silent Sinner 

      7 years ago

      Simply inspirational.


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