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Overcoming Your Addiction

Updated on August 14, 2013

There are so many things that many of us want to overcome in life. Some of us may have the fear of heights, the fear of drowning, the fear of flying, the fear of driving over bridges, the fear of sobriety and the fear of overcoming addiction.

For most of these fears many of us may make a visit to our Doctor and ask if there are any cures or if there are any medicines that can help with these fears.

Two of the above fears, Doctors may not be able to help with in my opinion and they are the fear of sobriety, the fear to be sober, and the fear you may have inside of you to overcome your addiction.

We tend not to let go of our addiction or basically surrender to it, all due to fear that we may not be able to survive without our crutch that we have carried around with us for so many years.

Please don't be afraid to make this most important change in your lives. This change of life will indeed SAVE your life, and save your family life as well. If we set our minds into the positive mode, we will accomplish this goal to get sober, and we will get our lives back that were taken from us by these horrible addictions.

What a Beautiful Life

Would you like to be able to continue seeing sites like the picture above in your future years of life? If you answered yes to that very simple question then I would suggest that you take a good look at the way you are living your life right now.

Just imagine loosing that moment walking the beach with your spouse or just alone all due to being not able to quit drinking alcohol or doing drugs. Both of these horrible addictions will sooner or later catch up with you. They will take over your body and minds and ruin your life as well as ruining your family as well.

In my opinion, if you have a death wish for yourself, then, continuing to abuse alcohol and using drugs should pretty much help out granting your wish.

Overcoming an addition of any sort is basically up to the person that is addicted. What I mean by this is, if you are not ready to surrender to your addiction you will be struggling and fighting this addiction for the rest of your lives.

It takes a very strong willed person to be able to defeat their inner demons and live a life of sobriety again.

I personally think that these addictions could be one of the two hardest things to conquer. Fear of flying, drowning and heights can be overcome by one of two ways.

First, see your Doctor and maybe he/she may be able to give you medication to ease the fear for the moment you may need it.

Secondly, if your afraid of heights, stay off ladders and avoid things that would be related to any heights. If you are afraid of drowning then I would just recommend staying out of the water. If your are afraid of flying as I am, just don't fly.

Sure these are just simple fixes to the fears in question, but there is no simple fix to overcome drug addition and to overcome alcohol addition.

These addictions have to be dealt with by the person with the addiction and that person only. You are the only one that can correct and change the life that you lead now.

So, the bottom line here is, if you truly want to change your life for the better you must surrender to your addiction and don't ever look back. Promise yourself that you will never pick up a drink and do another drug for the rest of your life.

With this promise to yourself, and starting and staying positive in everything you do, you will have the upper hand over your addiction.

You MUST believe in yourself and and be willing to keep your promise to yourself in order to conquer this addiction in your life. As I have said before, our brains and minds are more powerful than we think and you are the only one that can control them, so tell yourself that you have had enough and you surrender.

Once you have done this, you will see just how easy the recovery can be. Sure you will go through many different feelings, urges and craving during the beginning BUT DON"T GIVE IN TO YOUR DEMONS! Fight them until you win and when you finally have won you will be the happiest person alive, believe me it works.

God bless all those who have fault for their freedom to become clean and sober and leave there demons behind forever.

© 2010 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Beth, Thank you so much Beth for this kind and so TRUE comment. You are right, you must be willing to surrender first and put that first foot forward and the next, one step at a time and walk away from your addiction !

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      7 years ago from Canada

      Once an addict, always an addict. It's a switch in the genes that is turned on, and you can't turn it off once it's flipped. Mark, you have hit it on the nail -- until one is willing and able to look oneself in the mirror with truth and honestly, courage and strength, one cannot break the habit. Only you can do the work. Only you can do it for yourself. Only you can take the first step. And the second. And the third.

      "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step". Sobriety is a journey that begins with the first step that only you can take.

      But no one has to walk this journey alone. :)

      Thank you Mark.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Minnetonka Twin. Thank you so much for all your uplifting comments. Much appreciated!

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Wonderful and very inspiring, clean life. Loved the pictures too. UP USEFUL and AWESOME


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