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Returning Home To Sobriety

Updated on August 12, 2013

Returnng Home

All of us take family vacations or vacation on our own. We have a wonderful time while away on our vacation, but it must end sooner or later and we must return home to our everyday lives and responsibilities of work and daily home life. As much as we had a great time it seems like when we get home most of us say, "Awe home sweet home".

For many that are addicted to drugs or alcohol, returning home to sobriety seems like it will never be possible. You have been away for so long in a world of your own addiction you tend to forget what sobriety really is.

When someone is addicted to alcohol, thinking of sobriety and returning back to it is the very last thing on the alcoholics mind.

I wonder why alcoholics are so full of fear to take that trip home to sobriety. Those people coming home from vacation most of the time can't wait to see home sweet home.

Oh, I can answer that question for you because I have had that same experience with the fear of sobriety.

Fear of Sobriety

Why do alcoholics fear sobriety so much? Why don't they want to be free of their addiction and live a clean and sober life?

Well, speaking from experience I can say this. We the addicted are so used to living with our crutch, that crutch that helps us through each and everyday without fail. We would be totally lost without that crutch helping us out.

If we were forced to drop the crutch or have the crutch kicked out from under us, we then think that we would never be able to survive in this world today.

Sad to say that this is how much alcoholics depend on alcohol to get them through their day. Little do they know that it is very simple to walk and function each and everyday without that crutch.

I feared sobriety and wondered as many alcoholics do, how in the world could I function and most importantly have a good time in life without drinking alcohol?

How to Walk Without Your Crutch

Never be afraid of change and taking that trip to your new world of sobriety. Anyone can make this trip if you truly have it in your hearts to become clean and sober. Your mind makes you want that alcohol and that same mind can turn the alcohol away, only if you allow it to.

Walking away from alcohol can be as simple as you make it. If you are going to fight being sober and let those inner demons run and ruin your lives your not going to be crutch free and you will continue the life of addiction for much time to come.

You must stand up to your addiction and just say, enough is enough and I want to change my life. Easier said than done right? Wrong, you can do it believe me. I had that same fear as what you have and I made it . You need to first change your thinking and your outlook in life before taking on this huge life change.  You must take strong action to see results!

Get yourself ready for a big adjustment in your life so that you will be able to handle living alcohol free.

Is There a Magic Bullet ?

You may ask, is there a magic bullet and the answer is no there is not. Sobriety is in your own hands and your own life depends on what decision you make and the road you choose to take.

The point is either you want to quit drinking alcohol or you don't. That is the very question you must ask yourself. No one but you can answer this question, so make sure you give yourself the right answer. This answer will determine your future life believe it or not.

I admit it is really hard to leave an addiction. An addiction that has been with you for years and just to say goodbye to it is somewhat hard in the beginning, but believe me, each and everyday being sober get easier and easier. You just have to be strong enough and have the determination to stay sober and sobriety will come back into your life and you will feel like your back home again.

I was fortunate that I was able to overcome my addiction to alcohol on my own, with No Rehab. No AA, No meetings, No 12 Step Programs, just all on my own and i was able to do that because I had it in my head that I wasn't letting this addiction ruin my life for one more day. I have had enough.

I had all the confidence in the world that I would be able to find my sobriety again.  I thought nothing but Positive thoughts from the very beginning of my journey.  You must also continue to stay strong, stay focused on your goal and stay positive that you will achieve sobriety once and for all.

I had to promise myself that I will never be able to pick up an alcoholic drink again and once I accepted this promise to myself I was then able to start heading home to sobriety.

This is one thing every alcoholic has to give up and that is to never drink again. You must be okay with that decision never to drink again.  Once you are fine with your decision you are on the road to a better life ahead.

Many people that want to quit drinking may not be able to do as I did and may need Professional Help to get them started on their road to sobriety. You must want to get help and not be forced into it.

You see all the different people that are made to go into a Rehab. Center and they are released and go right back to what they were doing, which is drinking alcohol. These people that I am referring to are the ones that were forced into treatment.

Most do it because they were told to and not because they wanted to. You have to want sobriety and not be forced to have it.


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© 2010 Mark Bruno


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    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Your hubs on sobriety and beating the addiction to alcohol are soo powerful because you've lived it. Thanks for sharing your battle and showing those with addition that there is hope. I am so happy that you are living sober and helping so many that struggle.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ VioletSun, No never went to AA, No meetings, No 12 Step Programs, just totally on my own, with of course the help from God to give me the determination and the strength to be able to find sobriety.

      Thanks for your comments,. It is much appreciated!

      Hope your Holidays and full of Joy and Happiness with your family!!

    • VioletSun profile image


      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Mark, I thought you went to AA to become sober; this shows that when there is a a willingness, healing can take place. You determination to get your sober life back is inspiring as it can also be applied to any addiction, pattern or negative behavior such as over eating, spending and the like.

      Voted up!


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