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Long Term Sobriety Is Possible For Anyone Addicted To Alcohol

Updated on August 1, 2011

YOU CAN DO IT !

When someone addicted to alcohol decides he/she wants that change of lifestyle and goes sober is a wonderful thing. There is nothing better than being clean and sober, but to have long term sobriety is the tough part. I say tough because many have huge intentions of being sober, but as long term goes they just can't make it for one reason or another.

Long term sobriety is possible for anyone addicted to alcohol. Once you have taken that first step admitting you do have an alcohol problem you are on your way to sobriety, but you must always remember the road will not be an easy one.

Your demons will play with your head and you may be in the company of others such and friends or past drinking buddies that will tempt you into drinking alcohol. You must stay strong, stronger than you have even been in order to get over the hump of not having alcohol in your system.

IT DOES GET EASIER AS TIME GOES BY

As time goes by living a clean and sober life gets easier each and everyday, at least it did for me. I have made it one year and nine months now being sober and to tell the truth the only time I think of drinking alcohol is when I write these hub about my past alcohol addiction.

Writing helps me stay sober. If you have an addiction to alcohol try writing about it as i do and may be writing will help you as well. You need to keep yourself busy one you surrender to your addiction and not any thing upset you that would drive you back to the bottle. I have gone through some real crap over the last year and I truly believe I am being tested to see just how strong I really am.

You should be very proud of yourself for surrendering to your addiction, I know i am. The point is to stay clean and sober and not let anything or anyone persuade you into going back to your old ways of drinking alcohol. You are a much better person by staying away from alcohol and having the willingness and strength tho say NO THANK YOU!

STICK TO YOUR GUNS - DON'T BREAK

Stick to your guns when you finally make up your mind that you want sobriety back into your life. As temping as it may be, and it will be very temping, I can tell you. Just for me I have gone through some really bad times and there were times that I said in my mind, what the heck, there is nothing going right so I'd might as well just drink.

As I said this, I reminded myself of the promise I made that no matter what ever happens in my life I will not ever touch a drink of alcohol again for as long as I live, and I don't break promises especially to myself. So, you take a big breath and think of what you are about to do. By thinking of this and really thinking that by taking just one drink of alcohol (could or will) put you in a tail spin and ruin everything you have worked so hard doing to get where you are being sober.

Love and care about yourself enough to NOT start drinking alcohol again. you have gone this far and got through the hardest part and that was getting out of denial and surrendering, now the rest is just gravy by sticking to your guns and not let the demons take you back under their wings.

Stay Strong to yourself. Believe in yourself and Keep that Positive Attitude in everything in life including long term sobriety.

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I recall watching that movie: clean and sober. It's painful watching someone you love continue down a path that you can see is going nowhere. Great hub, Marky.

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      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      lavender3957, Thanks for your comment and your kind words. Means a lot to me. I pray that this hub or others will help your family realize that there is hope for all of us that has an alcohol addiction. I finally found out after so many years of drinking that in order to stay sober I had to be stronger than out addiction.

      God Bless you and your family :)

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      lavender3957 

      7 years ago

      I plan on sharing this article with a few of my family members who have a hard time with quitting alcohol. Wonderful, useful, fantastic hub.

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