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Never Accept No For An Answer When It Comes To Getting Sober

Updated on March 27, 2012


Never accept no for an answer when it comes to getting sober means to me to never give up until you have achieve your sobriety.

I am sure you have said the word "NO" more times than you can remember, but have you ever said "No" to something you knew you must do?

  • NO I can't do this.
  • NO I can't get sober.
  • NO I can't quit drinking.
  • NO I will never be able to get clean and sober.
  • NO I will never be successful in my life.
  • NO I will never amount to anything in life.
  • NO I will never pass this test.
  • NO I will never have any money in my life time.

Saying the word "NO" is such a negative word to me. The only good the word NO is for me is when someone has offered me a alcoholic drink and I have to honor and the pride to say "NO THANKS !" Other than that I rather not use the word NO.

When it comes to things we wish to do in life or achieve, something like the word NO will stop you right in your tracks. NO, I won't be able to do it or achieve it. How can you possibly know if you can't do something if you don't even try, and that includes getting and staying sober.

Saying the word NO when it comes to getting sober is the wrong way to look at your life and your future. Being that negative about getting sober and having sobriety back into you life will never happen by thinking this way.

You need to think positive and be ready to say the word, "YES I can achieve anything in life" and that includes my sobriety.

You need to believe in yourself more than anything in life and without believing in yourself you will never be able to achieve anything. Believe and you will achieve!


Living each day like it was your last doesn't mean to drink yourself to death. It means that you should live it clean and sober and enjoy what God has given us. There are so many wonderful things in each person's life and many just don't take of using them or doing them in a sober way.

Many alcoholics think that life is great being drunk, and everything they do or see is just the way it should be. Looking through the eyes of a drunk person is much different that seeing life sober. To see life in a clear vision and to be able to remember that vision is how you enjoy every moment of your life.

Getting back to saying the word "NO." Never except no for an answer when it come to your sobriety and your life, but learn the word NO when it comes to turning down that offer of a alcoholic drink. In that case, be proud and happy you know that word NO. It always makes me feel wonderful when I am offered a drink and I proudly say, "No Thanks I stopped drinking years ago. Their eyes get wide open in disbelief because the same person standing in front of you remembers when you were pounding the drinks right around with the best of them.

Everything in life changes my friends and if you do have an addiction to alcohol, please consider changing your life and stop drinking and killing yourself !



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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Michele. It makes me feel I am doing good for the world when I hear such kind and touching comments like you write to me. Thanks Michele. It means a lot to me :)

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      That is great!!! You are wonderful and write wonderful hubs. I wish everyone was as strong as you! You are giving a lot back though by writing these hubs, you are helping people. like I said before, you are helping people even if you don't know it.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      teaches12345, Thanks so much for reading and your aleays kind comments. I have said that word many times over the last 2 1/2 years when the old drinking buddies would ask if I wanted a drink. Feels great to say "NO" to them !!

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Michele, Thanks for commenting and you have a good idea there...NO drinks for today! When I quit drinking I just told myself "I promised myself I will never pick up a drink (alcohol) ever again and so far I am doing just fine :) (2 1/2 years now)

      Thanks Michele!

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ billybuc Nice to see you again and thanks so much for your kind comment.every hub and and article I write makes me feel so good inside to know that maybe this one hub/article just may help someone in the world. That to me is worth more than any money just to be able to change someones life for the better!

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ slackermom, Thank you for your kind words to me and you remind me of myself meaning I thought I had no problem with me drinking and I drank to wash away the problems and pain as well but it never worked for me either.

      Also I thought I could just drink at special occasions and maybe on the weekends , but that worked for about 2 weeks and I was right back to drinking ever single night 7 days a week. That is why I had to just go cold turkey and not look back. Fir me it has been 2 1/2 years sober and the time just flew by so fast.

      Continue to keep believing in yourself and stay positive always and you will get through. Don't ever give in no matter what happens in your life. Keep that devil off your shoulder forever. BTW Welcome to HP and was very nice meeting you :)

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Another great hub for those who need support in fighting this addiction. The word No is a powerful word but is so simple in settling a mind's battle with alcohol. Thanks again for the interesting read.

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      There is only one good thing about the word "No" and that is " No drinks today" That is wonderful because it takes pressure off people. Instead of "No drinks for the rest of my life" Just say " How about no drinks, just for today"

      At least that is good for some of us :) Love your hubs

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      Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Powerful words from a man who have followed the same path as I have; keep doing what you are doing and helping those out there who need to know it is possible to live life without alcohol.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Candie, Thanks so much for your kind comment. I am at 306 hubs and aiminf for much much more.

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      Lisa Palmer 6 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      Your hubs are very inspiring to me. I am currently trying to build my life as a sober person and it has been tough. I spent so much time and energy convincing myself that my life was fine, I just liked to drink occasionally. But the truth was, I was a drunk and I was lying to myself as well as others. Drinking was how I dealt with pain, disappointment, and every other negative feeling. I am now beginning the process of discovering the real me, (sober), taking one day at a time and dealing with the bad instead of hiding from it in a bottle and enjoying the good. Keep up the good work..

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      Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      You have a great collection of hubs on addiction/recovery and most of all HOPE! Great job!