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Searching For Peace In Your Life After An Addiction To Alcohol

Updated on May 28, 2013

WILL THERE EVER BE PEACE?

For anyone that knows the life of being addicted to alcohol and now is clean and sober, you may be searching for peace in your life after an addiction to alcohol.

You may ask yourself, "will there ever be peace in my life?" You may ask this question for the simple reason that you have be depending on alcohol as a huge part of your life, and now that you are sober you wonder will your life be the same without your crutch to lean on?

Sure it is a huge life change when you give up something that you love so much and depend on as something you need each and everyday.

IT'S NOT THE END - IT'S A NEW BEGINNING

When you have decided to stop drinking there will be so many things that you will have to get used to being sober. I say this because when I stopped drinking alcohol in October of 2009 I was at wits end, not knowing what I would do each day being sober.

As any alcoholic would say, including myself. "I need a drink or I can't get through the day without it." This saying, we the alcoholics say, is a horrible thing to endure each and everyday, and I used to think this to myself. "What would it feel like to just be sober everyday?"

Yes, we tend to think of these things, but what do we do to make it happen and live a life of sobriety?

If you have sobriety in your life now and have quit drinking alcohol, my hat is off to each and everyone of you!

Now all we have to do is to find that peace in our life living without alcohol in it. We all have to stay busy, mind, body and soul. It will be a hard road to stay sober, but any one of us that has that pure determination will indeed get and stay sober.

This is a new beginning for us and we have so much to look forward to in our new life being sober, such as, enjoying our families and friends being sober, and to able to wake up each morning not wondering if we did something the night before that we would regret in the days to come. This is all a sense of peace in our lives my friends.

Just think to yourself what you have done. You stopped drinking and abusing alcohol. You have beat the demons within you and you have changed your life and all those lives that lived through the hell of your and mind addiction to alcohol.

We need to be so proud of what we have accomplished, and that is our sobriety.

Here is a suggestion and something I do often. I always think to myself of all those horrible days and nights of being drunk and acting not myself all because alcohol was telling me things to do or say that I would never do being sober.

I look back at those times and then look at the life I have now, and believe me it draws a tear to my eye thinking how foolish and weak I was to let my demons run and ruin my life and the lives of all those people in my life that loved and cared for me so much.

Now I am at peace and come to realize I shouldn't be so hard on myself anymore, because I have changed my life and all those lives I brought down with me through all the years of my alcohol addiction.

So my sober friends, you are now at peace with yourself. Lets stop thinking of the past and start living now, and the future as new and happy people that once had an addiction to alcohol. Those times are gone and it is time to focus on the days and years ahead and to live those times in peace and enjoy your families and friends that were worried so much if you would be with them the next day.

Stay focused on your sobriety and never let anyone or anything stand in your way of continuing to stay sober. Stay positive at all times and try to HELP others that are going through what we have gone through with our own addiction.

They need our help to get sober, as well as we asked for help and guidance. This is one of the main reasons I write here on HubPages and on my blog. I want to tell the world that there is always hope in your life, and not to let an addiction to alcohol ruin everything you have worked so hard to have in your life, and that sure includes your spouse, partner, children, friends, parents and so many others. By writing everyday and knowing that I just may help someone in the world to get sober certainly helps me to stay sober.


THIS IS WHAT PEACE IN LIFE IS REALLY ABOUT

THIS IS WHERE I SPEND ALMOST EVERY NIGHT AT SUNSET.  LOOKING AT THE SUNSET THAT MOST TAKE FOR GRANTED. MY HOME AND MY NEW LIFE.
THIS IS WHERE I SPEND ALMOST EVERY NIGHT AT SUNSET. LOOKING AT THE SUNSET THAT MOST TAKE FOR GRANTED. MY HOME AND MY NEW LIFE. | Source

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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      .teaches12345 - Good morning my dear friend and thank you for reading and your kind comment. The sunset is down the street from my home, I try to get to the bay ever chance I get to see those beautiful sunsets. God Bless you my friend and have a wonderful weekend.

      Mark

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I love your sunset view. I can see how this would bring peace to yourself. Congrats on staying four years sober. I'm sure your battles are more than we can understand. Thank you for sharing from experience the trials and how to overcome. God bless you.

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