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Prepare For Sobriety or Prepare For Death - It's Your Choice

Updated on February 16, 2011

Everyone in the world wants to live a fulfilling life and to able to live a long life as well. Some of us try to self-destruct ourselves` with drugs and alcohol. I know that most people do not do this intentionally, but there are those that unfortunately do.

I, personally can not think of one thing that would drive anyone to self destruct them self. I have worked in the Cemetery business for almost twenty five years and have seen just about everything. I have seen how people have died on permits and it's heart wrenching to see someone die from something that is totally avoidable and unnecessary. I can not judge those people nor can anyone else because we really don't know what and why it happened the way it did for them. I just wanted to make a point that is really sad for them and their families.

They have no idea what they are doing to themselves and their families when they abuse drugs or alcohol. They are kind of blinded to the outside world when it come down to it. The reason being is that they continue to focus on their main goal which is to get high or drunk not thinking about the consequences or the pain they put others through.

What is so sad about this is that most of these people are genuinely great people, it's just that the drugs and alcohol has taken over their bodies and minds.

Sooner or later one has to make up their mind about their addictions and hopefully not to late. As we continue to destroy ourselves and our families our bodies get more tired each day from the abuse.

If and when someone decides to surrender to their addiction is when your life will start to turn around for the good. We have to just ask ourselves, do I want to prepare for sobriety or prepare for death, it's our choice and hopefully sobriety would be your answer.

We all know that life is too short just to shorten it more with an addiction. Remember it's never to late to change your life around and get clean and sober once again.

i have mentioned before that there is nothing wrong with having a couple of drinks now and then, but man don't abuse it to the point of being addicted. These drugs and alcohol can sneak up on you slowly and silently and before you know it you ARE ADDICTED.

Watch out and don't let that happen to you and your families. Prepare for your road to recovery and find your new sober life. Don't wait until it's to late when the Doctor tells you that you should have stopped using years ago. If that's the case you and your family will be preparing for your funeral instead of a clean and sober life.

When I write about these things I don't want to give the impression that drinking is a big nono for everyone, it's just that people have to do it responsibly and not abuse it and ruin the one and only life you have.

So the next time you go and have those drugs or that alcohol, keep it in the back of your mind that you want to live and enjoy this life we have with all of the great families and friends and until our creator calls upon us to come home on his will not ours.





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      Old Person 

      6 years ago

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      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      You are so right angel, yeah once you have that addiction you must not ever give into it after you leave it behind. It tends to haunt you were ever you go., but we must be stronger than our past addiction and beat it away.

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      Angel Ward 

      8 years ago from Galveston, TX

      Great hub! I agree 100% I've watched 2 husbands ruin our marriage over addiction, the first one myth,pot, alcohol, the second alcohol... after being around such addict behavior, I don't touch it much, I like alcohol but If its in my house I drink it, and I do not want to end up an addict, so I just don't buy it.

      My brother and i talked about it, and agree, once you taste addiction, you cannot drink or smoke a cigarette etc. without deciding, I have to be in control and can lose it if I do not watch myself. You can never go back, to thinking, I can drink and not watch myself, or you could lose it all.

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      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Thank you fucia. When I watch those TV shows such ss intervention it's very sad to see what those addicted and and their families go through. It almost makes you want to cry and that has happened more than once.

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      8 years ago

      I often work with people alcoholics, many times I help them during the long illness and death, and I remain close to their families. Is very sad for me to think that these people have wasted their lives and ruined that of their families . I hope that you continues to spread this words, I think it is very important!


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