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Quit Drinking Alcohol - Regain Your Life Back

Updated on August 23, 2010

How much do you treasure your life? Do you think you deserve to live a long and healthy life? Do you want to fulfill all of your dreams and goals in life?

If you answered all positive thoughts and said yes I do want all of the above then why don't we just Quit Drinking Alcohol and Regain Our Life Back?

Our lives are shorter then we think they are. We think that we will be on this earth forever. Why do we shorten our lives with an addiction that can be avoided only by us. Some of us think we are indestructible.

We the addicted are good at self destruction. We can avoid an early death just by using some common sense. It is perfectly okay to have a drink or two, repeating a drink or (two) not totally abusing it and gone all out to get drink, buzzed or high.

We can have just as much fun being sober without getting carried away with the alcohol or drugs. I know that these addictions simply sneak up on us without us really seeing whats happening. It takes time for us to build up a tolerance to the substance in question.

It sneaks up on us a little at a time until it has you right were it wants you, "ADDICTED".

None of us are out to kill ourselves by no means, "at least I wasn't". I loved to drink, but over time it caught up to me and took hold of my body and mind with out warning. I asked myself as I was pounding them down one day, "what in world has happened to me"? It's taken double the amount of alcohol to get drunk then it did six months ago.

So, then the question is, are we now addicted to alcohol? The answer I came up with was a BIG YES for me. If we depend on alcohol in our everyday routine, and we feel we need it to get through our hectic lives, then I would say yes we have a problem, but it is something fixable if you choose to do so.

We think that alcohol helps us cope with our problems better than being sober. We tend to think we feel great being drunk and forgetting about everything, and we can conquer the world, so we think. The only thing being conquered is our Demons taking over our lives.

They (our demons) will destroy families, friends, love, relationships and take the breath right out of us, literally.

Just why do we let these enemies of ours take over our lives and ruin everything we worked so hard to get in our earlier years?

I'm sorry, but I have such a hate for these demons. They that just about destroyed my life, and others the same. I can't even bare to see alcohol or anything associated with it. I am bitter, I am cold, but, I made it through the tough part of getting clean and sober.

Now it's up to me and me alone to continue what I set out to do, and that's having my Sobriety and starting a fresh and new life, not only for myself, but everyone that put up with me through all the years of abusing alcohol.


You see, when we have an alcohol addiction or any addiction for that matter, we are not the only ones suffering. We are so blinded to the outside world because of our addiction, that we don't see the heartaches we are giving to the people around us, that love and care and want to help us.

They are suffering along with us, but they are not getting the high or the buzz we are, they are getting emotionally and physically drained worrying and trying to take the best care of us so that we stay alive.

So, just remember, if you truly want a better life, try your hardest to get sober and forget about the alcohol. If you decide to stop drinking, you will see what a wonderful life you will have and all being sober.

It can be done if you simply surrender to your demons, and believe me, you will never be sorry you did, and that's the truth.


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Hi Rick, I got my wife into the drinking stuff even though she didn't drink. She wanted to drink only to be with me, but her drinking just to really keep me company turned into a habit everyday. I felt bad that she was doing something she really didn't want just for me. Also when she drank she did get very sick and only with a few drinks. She tryed hard to keep up with me but never ever could. She then quit all together and left me on my own to drink by myself. Not fun drinking alone. Now both of us are living the clean life alcohol free.

      Keep giving support to your wife and maybe let her read some of the hUbs I wrote about what helped me finally find sobriety.

      Good luck and stay positive and stay strong for your wife.

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      8 years ago


      I worried I was a functional alcaholic... two drink a day man... more at weekends... but no issues...

      But then my wife who has been through some torrid stuff started to drink more frequently and more than myself. A friend would come by during the afternoon, glasses of wine would be had... and now she gets drunk 2-3 times a week and there's always seems to be alcahol around in the evenings.

      Two bottles found secreted about the house (admittedly only two in a year)... but the drinking and driving worries me most. The clearing off on her own for "social evenings" with me at home with the kids putting them to bed. Then there's the example to the kids themselves.

      Ironically it's made me cut back (if not entirely stop) and despise the whole drinking culture, (also her drinking buddies etc who seem lost in the same spiral) as I see the toll it is starting to take on her life.

      And it's rotting our relationship.

      I also feel responsible for this... yes, responsible for a few of the challenges she's had (though not all) even though I have "been there" supported and cared... but also really responsible because she's seen my drinking in the past... and now it's difficult to argue (yeah, I know ... there's no winning with that anyway).

      I just wish there was a way to break the spiral... for her to see the issue.

      Her parents drink heavily too... never before lunch time... but then it starts... so no help will come from them who also love her.

      I write hoping this is a lesson for others... your alcaholism can be contagious and hurt the ones you most love in ways you didn't expect... and you'll then live with their being tormented by the demons you developed.

      It's a very special kind of hell.

      Quit now.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      I can understand that, because I was the same way. I thought there was no problem with me drinking everyday of the week, even though everyone said I drank to much I was in denial and thought there was nothing wrong with me, it was that everyone else had a problem with my drinking, not me.

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      8 years ago

      My in-laws are heavy drinkers - I think they are functional alcoholics eg the women polish of a bottle of wine each daily. But nothing gets said - they would deny they have a problem

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for your messages- the clean life,makes lot of sense.

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      8 years ago

      This is a bad ass video! Love it....

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Thanks John. I too was a "functioning alcoholic" never missed work because of my addiction. Yeah, life sure changes for the better when being sober. And it is a true blessing when someone reaches that stage in life life and finds sobriety again.

    • John C. Evenstar profile image

      John C. Evenstar 

      8 years ago from Portland

      Great insight! I myself sober now a few years, drank for many. I was a "functioning alcoholic", I had to have vodka nearby at all times of the day and night. I don't know what drove me to quit, however I believe it was a act of providence that saved me. I am not a religious fanatic and surely there is nothing wrong with the individual that is, my point is; there is a time when an alcoholic has been sober for so long that then he/she can begin to re-train the mind, and it is at this point life has become a blessing!


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