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Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

Updated on March 6, 2013

Overcoming Your Addiction

Many people wish so bad to be able to overcome one thing in their lives, but many of times they fear of making that change in their life.

Things like overcoming your fears can be mostly done by really continuing to try the one thing or things that fear you the most over and over until you win over your fears.

Overcoming alcohol addiction is totally opposite in trying and trying to beat the addiction. You can't keep trying, for the simple reason it has be done with a one shot deal. You must make up your mind for once and for all that you want to surrender to your alcohol addiction.

When I mentioned a one shot deal, it means either you want to quit drinking or your don't. The answer lies within the alcoholic. If you feel that you will try, and if doesn't work, you will drink for a little while longer and try again. I know of people that have tried this method and believe me it doesn't work at all.  It just prolongs the road to sobriety and allows the alcoholic more reason to drink, because he/she says to themselves they have tried, but it didn't work and it makes their quilt feeling of drinking alcohol be relieved for that moment in time.

Say Goodbye To Your Addiction

Always Believe In Yourself

Tell Yourself You Can Do It

Alcohol addiction is a truly difficult addiction to break, but only if you allow it to be. Tell yourself that you can do it and don't ever give up on your quest to sobriety.

I have learned that living with a positive attitude can be such a huge help, not only with overcoming an addiction, but anything we do in life as well.

Finding sobriety is like finding gold in the mines or striking a massive amount of oil out in the fields. The payoff is huge and your life will change in a heart beat.

People go out and search for gold and oil hoping to make their lives better, so if the alcoholic could go out and search to find sobriety, their lives will change forever as well.

You must believe in yourself and tell yourself that you can do anything you wish for, including quitting drinking. BELIEVE AND YOU ACHIEVE!

Just take a look at the picture of the little boy sitting on a basketball looking up at a 10 foot tall basketball hoop. What do you think he is saying to himself? He is saying, "I can get this basketball into that hoop, I know I can".

This is exactly what the alcoholic must say to themselves when they have decided to quit drinking alcohol.

How to stop drinking alcohol is very simple, you just surrender and quit, it is just that simple. If you make up your mind to surrender and you have promised yourself never to be able to pick up a drink again, then you are on the road to finding, achieving and having forever your sobriety.

Sure, it is going to take a lot of work, discipline, positivity, willingness and desire to quit drinking, but nothing comes easy in life as we all know.  You work hard and the payoff is enormous.

Making That Promise

Making a promise to yourself to never pick up a drink again for the rest of your life is a huge promise to make, especially to yourself.

Many of us are not willing to make such a promise and these people are the people that will never achieve long term sobriety. They might quit drinking alcohol for a little while and when they think to themselves, "see I can quit anytime I wish" then they are right back to the bottle.

At this rate they will be back in forth, or on and off the wagon for the rest of their lives and not winning the game that their demons are playing with them.

You MUST NOT let these inner demons take control of you bodies and minds, because by you being weak and not having the true desire to quit drinking alcohol and wanting a better life for yourself and your family the demons will always win at their game they are playing with you.



Achieve Sobriety Or Die - It's Your Choice

I know that saying achieve sobriety or die is kind of a harsh statement, but I have to put it this way in order to make a strong point to those that have second thoughts of quitting drinking and finding their sobriety.

If you are addicted to alcohol so bad that you must drink everyday of the week without a days break, then you are well on your way to an early grave. I'm sure no one wants that to look forward to in their lives. If you are one of those people, just take a good look around you and see who you may be hurting besides yourself.

There are people in your life that love and care about you and what you are doing to your life, not to say what those people are going through as well because of your alcohol addiction.

Make life better for those who love and care about you and as you are doing that you are then helping yourself to get away from those demons that lurk inside of you.

Be strong, be positive, be thankful for what you have in life, and don't throw it all away because of an addiction that can be totally avoidable.

Don't ever be afraid to ask for help.  There are so many Rehab. Centers all over the world that can help you achieve your sobriety and along with them, your families, your friends and your willpower, strength and desire to quit drinking, you have a great handle on your new sober life ahead of you.

I can say this about alcohol addiction, and that is, it's not as powerful as people say. You have far more power within you to overcome this addiction and start a new life. Tell yourself that you can and will beat your addiction and live a clean and sober life again.


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      bigdaddyraheem , thanks for your comment my friend. You are not a failure. Read my hub I just wrote regarding that. Being sober is wonderful. Keep up the great work and nice to know you as well. Keep in touch also.

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      7 years ago from northwest2012

      Mark, I just got into this drinking thing because of my personal failures, my life isn't up side down. Just a little hic-ups. I'm back on point, keep me posted and thanks sober is in like being drug free.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Minnetonka Twin, I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing away. It must of been horrible for you as a young child and also now as an adult. I am so glad for you on the other hand that you were able to enjoy years with your dad as he was able to surrender to the addiction. I have lost many quality years with my children all due to alcohol , but now life is great for me and them too since I surrendered to such a horrible addiction. Stay strong my friend and live each day like it was the last as I do now. Life is too short to shorten it more by drinking. It is just a shame it took me so many years to figure that out.

      Thank you as always for your kind comment to me.

      God Bless you and your family!

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      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the uplifting message here. I know that many reading this will get the hope and comfort they need. I lost my mom when I was nine due to drinking. Dad kept drinking for years but eventually quit. I will never forget the years I had with dad when he was in recovery and I thank God for it.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ GJ56, Thanks you for your comment and you are so right about helping an alcoholic. I was told many times about it and I just said yeah sure and continued to drink. Finally it hit me and I said enough is enough. I drank my last beer and promised myself never to pick up a drink again and I have stuck to my promise and now sober for over one year and going strong. I hope that your dad can find his sobriety real soon and live a great life.

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      8 years ago

      what a great hub, and well done for over coming your addiction, it couldn't have been easy! My dads an alcoholic and has been in hospital twice with liver damage and is still drinking...its sad to see how something such as alcohol can take a complete hold over someone's life. But ive learnt that you cant help someone unless they want to help themselves, and thats probably even more sad. Even if your hub helped one person to stop drinking its got to be a good thing. Brilliant hub : )

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Roffi Grandiosa I don't quite understand what you mean with twitter status

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      Roffi Grandiosa 

      8 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      why yo get promoted twitter status? how do you do that sir?

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ fucsia, You are so right. Anyone can overcome anything in life if they truly want it bad enough.

    • fresh2def05 profile image


      8 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      Very good hub. This deserves to on the front page actually. Your words could truly help someone. Great job, really.

    • fucsia profile image


      8 years ago

      Your words may be helpful for many. We can overcome each addiction ,of any type, but first of all we must wanting it and believing in ourselves.

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      8 years ago from Deep Dirty South

      I have a problem with fear. My latest way of dealing with it is to do whatever I'm afraid of or argue my point WITH the fear at my side. So in a way I am surrendering to the fear. Accepting that it is there with me, but separate from me. Not allowing it to take me over. Does that make sense? Nice hub.

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      Lisa Smith 

      8 years ago from Coupeville, WA

      Great hub!


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