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`Quit Drinking To Save Your Family And Your Life
Sometimes when a person has an drug or alcohol addiction they tend to forget what the consequences might be in their future.
They are so rapped up in their world of addiction they tend not to think of anything else, not even their family and friends. This could lead to some real family problems and other problems as well.
For myself, now finding my sobriety, I look back at all the times I really messed things up not only with myself, but the harm and pain I caused my family and friends. Remembering things that I did, and said, back then I can honestly say I felt embarrassed of my alcohol addiction.
Being embarrassed of my addiction did not make me change a thing. I didn't care enough and just put the alcohol in front of everything in my life. When thinking of this now being sober I was really putting myself into a bad circumstance that could destroy my family and friends and possibly lose my life, all over an addiction that could of been prevented only if I had the willpower and strength to do so.
All of us (the addicts) I'm sure are very loving and giving people deep down side, I know I am, but once those demons take hold of your body and mind they have you for keeps. It's not that we intend to do this on purpose, it's just how the addiction that we have works. It creeps up on us ever so slowly until it takes complete control of us.
This is a disease that can be cured, if we really want to cure it. We do not have to go to the hospital to get any kind of operation or scans and all the different types of test people have to get when they are cursed with any type of cancer or really sick.
This is a disease that with the right professional help and support from families and friends can be cured all on our own. This is something that we the addicts have perfect control over. We have the control to slow up or just quit all together that is, if you truly want to quit drinking and save your family and your life. It's all up to us.
What I have found out during my journey so far is that sobriety came to me pretty easy, I think, because I started out in the right frame of mind and thought only of positive things and never negative. I wanted to be sober so bad that I could taste the success and achievement I was about to have back into my life.
Instead of living, breathing and thinking every moment of the day about alcohol and getting that next buzz, I only now live, breath and think of sobriety and there is nothing in the world better than that and no other better high.
I knew that thinking this way, being totally focused on my sobriety and admitting to myself and promising myself that I would not ever be able to pick up a drink again would be a terrific help in my journey to recovery.
Thinking this way and making that promise was like a contract to myself, a contract that only I could break. I am the type of person that never goes against my word and the word has been spoken and will never be broken ever again.
Stay sober, stay positive and with the right frame of mind from the get go you will be able to achieve all your dreams and goals and most important you sobriety!
© 2010 Mark Bruno