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Living The Clean Life Alcohol Free

Updated on January 4, 2011

We all have choices in our life that we can make all on our own, but sometimes some of us just make the wrong ones.

We head out into this world of ours on a mission to succeed in life, but some find it hard to find just what we are looking for in our life. We tend to get confused in what we want and what we can have. Wanting and having are two different things, but both can be accomplished if you set your mind to it.

I know, we are not born into this world with our minds set out to be an alcoholic, but for some reason many of us become just that. Living the clean life alcohol free is a little hard to take for an alcoholic. We tend to think, "how can I live life with out my alcohol or should I say my crutch?"

This is where we the alcoholic get stuck in our life, because we are afraid to make a change. We are terrified that with out our alcohol we can not function normal. That is just how I felt when I was drinking everyday for years.

If I were to leave the alcohol alone and just walk away it would feel to me I left an arm or leg behind. I would be missing something that was a huge part of my life.

I walked alone down a lonely road and over that bridge that I thought I would never return on, but deep down inside me I knew that I would sooner or later have to surrender to my addiction and cross back over that bridge to the world of Sobriety.

It took years looking from that other side of the river and just wishing I could go back to the other side and find piece and serenity in my life. Something powerful held me back from crossing back over that bridge, and that was my demons.

This addiction was stronger than I and I knew it. I'm a strong willed person as I'm sure so many alcoholics are too. It's just that we are afraid that we will not be able to survive with out our crutch. In the meantime our lives are passing us by.

Finally, I got so angry with my demons that I made my mind up that I have had enough of this horrible life I live. it's now time to surrender and get my family and my life back.

I stared from the one side of that bridge with Positivity burning in my mind, and took that FIRST STEP TO to cross back over. One small step at a time, and I made it my friends, just as all of you that have any kind of addiction can do also.

I was so embarrassed and felt guilty of my addiction and I would try to hide it from people, but you know what, they all had my number. There was no fooling anyone. The only person the alcoholic is fooling, is them self.

It took a lot of willpower and courage to cross back over that bridge and start a new life, but it was SO worth it. I could do it and so can you!

All of us have the power to defeat the demons inside of us and the only trick is that YOU MUST want to quit drinking alcohol and using.

Prepare your mind for this journey and stay focused on what you are setting out to do, and that is getting clean and sober.

Keep a Positive Attitude.

Believe and you will Achieve!



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      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Hector thank you for you comment and congrats on surrendering to your addiction. I have 1 1/2 years sober and don't miss it a bit. Each day that passes gets easier and easier and the next thing you know it will be months and then years. Don't give in to your demons. Stay stroong to yourself and stay sober. You will never reget it my friend.

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      7 years ago

      Hey, nice post.

      I quit two weeks ago, I'm tired of feeling guilty and missing good opportunities thanks to alcohol.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Congrats on quitting drinking. I know it is tough living with people that drink, but you and I have to be stronger than our demons. Don't back down to them and stay positive always and before you know it weeks , months and then years will pass living each of them sober like I did. I don't even miss the alcohol one bit. Good luck and stay strong, believe in yourself and stay positive :):)

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      Jeremy M 

      7 years ago

      It is possible to live a life of sobriety again. I did against all odds after getting 'angry' that alcohol was running my life. I decided to fight the demon and won. I had a little help...four days in detox in an NHS hospital. I got fed up with the surroundings even though I had my own private room. I was prescribed drugs which I could take at home. It worked. I was told that it was imperative that I live in an alcohol-free home. However, my flat mates drink and there is always alcohol around. I have not even been tempted to touch it. Just remember, YOU manage your life - alcohol DOES NOT.


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