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Sobriety Is The Start Of A New Life

Updated on August 13, 2013

It's not everyday that people get a second chance at life, but having sobriety is the start of a new life. It is all up to the alcoholic if they chose to have a new life or just continue on drinking alcohol everyday.

When one has been in the world of addiction for so long they tend to forget what sobriety feels like. Many times they are afraid to even try sobriety because they are worried how their bodies would react with the absence of alcohol in their system.

In these cases of worry all those alcoholics that are afraid to try sobriety will be in the same addicted pattern possibly till the end of their time. You need to want to change your life and surrender to your addiction, otherwise you maybe just heading to that dead end road or shall I say rock bottom.

So many people often try to tell the alcoholic to try and quit drinking alcohol, but in many cases if the alcoholic is not ready to surrender to his/her addiction you can talk to them till your blue in the face and they will not give in simply because they are not ready to surrender to their demons just yet.

Sobriety is possible for anyone that wants it. Do not be afraid of sobriety and never say to yourself or anyone else that you can't get clean and sober. It is as possible as looking at your hand in front of your face.

Never say never because thinking that way will get you nowhere and you will continue to live with your addiction forever. No one wants to be addicted to alcohol, unfortunately alcohol gets the best of some of us, the one that seem to have no willpower to fight those demons that lurk inside some of us.

None of us that are alcoholics wake up in the morning and say to ourselves, " I think I want to be addicted to alcohol and destroy my life and every one else around me or the people that love me. That is not the case and we all know that. This addiction to alcohol captures some of us and then there are those that can handle their liquor and know when enough is enough.


Switch to Water for a Change

There is nothing like a good cold glass of water to quench your thirst rather than alcohol. Let me ask you a question that was asked to me on many occasions

"Would you drink ten (10) or twelve (12) glasses of soda or water one after another like we drink our beers and mixed drinks?" The answer would probably, be heck NO I can't drink all that liquid on after another, but why is it we have no problem pounding down the alcoholic drinks. I know why because water and soda doesn't get you drunk. I think that would be the right answer, don't you.

When you think about it , it is really sickening to drink all that liquid which blows you up like a balloon and you feel like crap the next day.

Never get me wrong, I am not anti- drinking by any means because I loved to drink alcohol, it's just that alcohol didn't love me. There was nothing better than that buzz from the beer and there now is nothing better than my sobriety and long term sobriety to boot.

If you have a problem with your addiction to alcohol, just make up your mind to surrender and walk away from it and don't look back. It is very possible that you will enjoy your sobriety and the longer you stay away from you addiction the easier it will be to continue to say clean and sober forever. You will realize that you really didn't need alcohol to have a good time in whatever you are doing.

Sobriety is where it's in my book. Try opening a new page or chapter in your book and live life sober once and for all. You won't regret it one bit, believe me.

Stay Healthy, Stay Positive and Stay Sober !

© 2011 Mark Bruno


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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Beth, I am lost for words. What a beautiful comment Beth. It really got me teary eyed really. I haven;t had a comment like yours that has touched my heart so much. Thank you Beth. You are a true friend.


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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      GrowingDeeper Thanks so much for you comment.What a great life sobriety is, I never realized it could be so good.Congrats on your sobriety as well. Keep up the great work ! :)

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise, yes if it wasn't for God I don't know where I would be now. He has given me the strenght to become sober and continue to be sober.

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      Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

      There is one chord that you have struck that speaks the truth to those who are not addicted: until the alcoholic is ready to surrender to his/her demons, there is no way to "make" them stop. So many people, in their quest to "fix" others, are quick to judge and expect that they hold the "key" which will change the other person.

      The key is that the addict must be ready and must want to change for him/herself. No one else can do it for him/her. I have known many addicts, and have many sober addicts as friends. The ones that are successful in living a sober life remember that they are the ones who have made the choice and they are the ones with the power to let go of their demons.

      Mark, you are a blessing to this community. Your success that you have attained with your sobriety, despite the trials and tribulations that you have experienced, is an inspiration to those around you. You prove, on a daily basis, that we can all overcome what we put our hearts and minds to.

      You are an amazing, courageous and strong person. B xox

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      GrowingDeeper 6 years ago

      I wasn't an alcoholic per se, but I was certainly an addict to drugs and a lifestyle of parting period. And, yes sobriety is the start to a whole new life. One I thought I could never have. But, the keyword is that it is a start. Sobriety is not the end all be all; it is just the first step in a new direction. Hopefully, one being walked with THE Best Friend anyone could ever have, Jesus Christ. God Bless!

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      It is a bit of a miracle, the 'waking up' to sobriety and recovery, isn't it. A touch of God's Grace. :)