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Living Sober One Day At A Time

Updated on August 12, 2012

For anyone that has an addiction to alcohol that wants sobriety back into his/her life needs to know that living sober one day at a time is a must. Take that first step to the road to recovery and take one step at a time.

You must first make up your mind if this life of sobriety is what YOU want and you are not being forced into this life of living sober. It is so important that you the alcoholic wants to change your life, and not just doing it because of a threat from someone that loves and cares for you, such as your spouse or dear friends or family.

You have to have a strong willingness, desire and determination to get and stay sober. If you are not sure whether you want this type of life, then in my opinion you may not be ready for long term sobriety. You have to have it in your heart and soul that this is what you want for the rest of your life, to be sober forever.

Alcohol addiction and stopping drinking is no game. It is the real deal. Anyone can stop drinking if and only if you want a better life, not only for yourself, but everyone else that is in your life.

Living life sober is a wonderful thing. I know that now since I stopped drinking alcohol almost three years ago, and I couldn't be happier. Your health will improve and your body will start to heal itself slow, but sure.

There is no need to rush things. This life of sobriety will come one day at a time. For myself the first month or so was torture for me because I started to doubt myself whether or not I would be able to stay sober, and that reason was, I blew my sobriety once before and I believe the reason for that was, I simply wasn't ready to change my life and live it sober without ever having another drink for the rest of my life.

There can not be any cheating when you have made your mind up to get sober and stay sober. It is either all or none my friends. I know it sounds stupid, but if you are an alcoholic, as I am, you can not even take one sip of the poison that got us all here in the first place or you will be back to square one. SO, it is NO Drinking whatsoever for the rest of your life.

If you are willing to agree to those terms and are not afraid of leaving one of your best friends (alcohol demons) behind, then you are on the right path, and on your way to recovery. Sure the urge will come and go from time to time as it did and still does for me. The trick is that you must be STRONG and have the strength to say NO to all the urges that may come over you through the years to come.

What you must do in order to have success in your sobriety is to make up your mind if this is the life you wish to have. Then take that first step, don't look back at your past and take one day at a time and before you know it you will be counting years of sobriety, as I am and many others are that have decided to change their life and live it sober forever.

Keep that Positive Attitude always, and this will help you to stay sober. Never say, "I can not do this, it is too hard to stay sober." Believe in yourself and love yourself enough to stop drinking alcohol and start enjoying your life, families and friends.



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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Ruth- Thanks for reading and your comment. You are so right in the words in your comment. One day at a time!!

      All the best to you my friend :)

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      Ruth Clark 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Many addicted people think it's so hard to live without their social lubricant, whether it be pills or liquid, and look for an easier, softer way.

      As the alcoholic lives one day at a time, without the aid of his/her social lubricant, the truth becomes evident - living sober, one day at a time, IS the easier, softer way.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      teaches12345- Hello my friend and thanks so much for reading and your comment as well!

      healthylife2 - Thank you for your comment and I would imagine any addiction would apply. I rather have a food addiction than a addiction to alcohol in which will kill such as car accidents (DUI). etc.

      Minnetonka Twin-It is so nice to see you again my friend. I am so sorry for your loses due to alcohol/drugs. I pray everyday that just one hub/article will save someone in the world . Thanks so much for your kind words to me!

      eHealer- Thank you for your kind words to me also. It really means so much to me to know I am helping those that are suffering with this addiction to alcohol.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Taking the first step is key, hard to do but once a decision is made it changes everything. Good advice and so inspiring.

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      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Another inspiring hub my friend , to help those with addictions to alcohol or any drugs. You know I have lost many to this horrible disease. I just want to say how great I think it is that you are here to inspire those with this disease. I am so glad you are sober and living a joyful and healthy life. Blessings to you and your family.

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      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hello, great hub on getting sober. I like"there is no cheating," very well put and to the point! Thanks for a real contribution to hubpages, and a reminder to stay clean.

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      Healthy Life 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Good advice for anyone dealing with alcoholism. Although I haven't dealt with this I'm wondering if it applies to food addictions as well such as sugar.


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