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Sobriety Rocks - Getting Clean And Sober

Updated on March 26, 2014

Living A Brand New Life Of Sobriety

When people have an addiction to alcohol, drinking and abusing alcohol seems to be a huge part of their life as it was for me until I got clean and sober in 2009. Sobriety Rocks now for me and my family. I never knew, or couldn't even imagine being clean and sober ever again. The reason for this thought was that alcohol was such a huge part of my life and I never knew anything, but having that buzz, and getting drunk every night of the week for many years.

I was simply afraid to stop drinking alcohol because of things I heard and read about when people addicted so bad to alcohol like I was. The horror stories of the DT's and getting so sick from the absence of the poison we all love and lived for each day.

I am so upset of losing all those precise years of life all because of an addiction to alcohol. It wasn't that I lost all those precise years of life, it was that I lived them 50% drunk and 50% hungover. I didn't live life to the fullest by any means.

Now being sober since 2009 I am making up for all the time I lost being addicted to alcohol. Sobriety really does rock, and if you haven't tried being sober and changing your life, you really should give sobriety a try. You will be very surprised of how life can change for the better by being clean and sober.

Having Clean and Sober Fun Dockside

My wife and I enjoying a great sober lunch at the Marina.
My wife and I enjoying a great sober lunch at the Marina. | Source

The First Step In Getting And Sober

For myself, the first step in getting clean and sober was to finally admit to myself that I truly had an addiction to alcohol and that I needed to do something fast to change my life around before I might of lost everything I worked so hard to get in my life, and that includes having a loving, caring wife and children.

Alcoholics don't realize what damage they cause others in their lives. By having such an addiction to alcohol we the alcoholics don't even see what we are doing to the ones that love us. I really shouldn't speak for others, but I feel if I did damage to my family and friends, I am very sure other alcoholics are doing the same to their families and friends.

Do you love your spouse and children enough to stop drinking alcohol forever, or will you continue to destroy your life as well as theirs?

None of us alcoholics are blind, it is just that we all live in denial so bad we can't see what is right in front of our faces. Spouses and children crying their hearts out and praying that you and I will get the help we need to conquer this addiction we have once and for all. They want a sober spouse or friend.

Loving Your Family Enough To Stop Drinking

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We Are Killing Ourselves With Each Drink

Don't you love yourself enough to stop drinking alcohol forever? I am not speaking about people that have an occasional drink here or there. I am talking about us (the alcoholics) that drink and abuse alcohol with no end in sight.

We all were put on this Earth clean and pure, and for us to kill ourselves slowly, but surely by abusing alcohol is a crying shame.

I never thought of these statements I am throwing out here when I drank and abused alcohol. It never crossed my mind, believe me!

NOTE: I am not writing this hub and the 400 + others to lecture anyone about drinking alcohol. I am simply trying to get my experience of being addicted to alcohol, to finally finding long term sobriety across to let you know that sobriety rocks and it is right in the palm of your hand. The only thing you have to do is to reach for sobriety and admit you have a drinking problem and want out of the horrible life you have being an alcoholic. It really isn't as hard as you think it is. Think and act positive and believe and love yourself more than ever and sobriety will happen, but you are the one that has to act on it. Sobriety will not come to you, you need to go after it and leave your addiction to alcohol behind.

Sober Fun On The Beach

My Grandson and I cruising the beach in my truck. Good clean and sober fun!
My Grandson and I cruising the beach in my truck. Good clean and sober fun! | Source

Sobriety - The Best Thing You Could Ever Do For Yourself And Your Loved Ones

When I finally surrendered to the alcohol addiction I had for so many years I felt a sense of freedom. Meaning I was no longer trapped in a world of my demons. My demons no longer had control of my life, and I could come and go as I pleased living that life of pure sobriety.

There is nothing like waking up each morning with a clear head and not wondering what in the world did you do wrong the night before.

Did you say or do something that you will be ashamed of the next morning? Did you hurt someone that you dearly love because you said something, or did something that you would normally not say or do being sober?

I must say, and will continue to say till my time here on Earth is over, and that is Sobriety does indeed Rock my friends. Get sober and you too can enjoy a beautiful life we were giving by our God.

Don't cut your life short because of an avoidable addiction to alcohol. Sobriety can be back in your life if you let it. Don't run away and hide behind the bottle! Face life dead on and work out your problems you may have all being sober.

Drinking and abusing alcohol will NEVER solve anything! Alcohol will only make matters worse, so get rid of those demons that have been running and ruining your life for years and get clean and sober once and for all.

I did it and so can you! Put your mind to changing your life, and get out of the denial you have been living with for so long. You have a alcohol problem as I did for years, so do something that will change your life. Stop drinking and abusing the poison that will kill you in the end, one way or another.

Love yourself enough to quit drinking. Look into the eyes of the ones that love and care so much about you, and the very ones that want to save you life. Help them out, and love them enough to change your life and their life. You will be so happy you did, and when you get and stay sober you too can write about your experiences with alcohol just as I am right at this moment.

Save your life and then HELP those that are in the shoes you were in when you drank and abused alcohol! It is a wonderful feeling to know you are helping others get and stay sober.

Life Is So Precious - Don't Destroy It With Alcohol

My new Grandson.  What a precious baby and I am sober to enjoy him forever.
My new Grandson. What a precious baby and I am sober to enjoy him forever. | Source

© 2014 Mark Bruno


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      Artois52 3 years ago from England

      Great and inspirational hub. Best thing that have gained from being sober is being able to re-build my relationship with my children. Now they actually want to come and see me!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You are an inspiration to many. Way to go! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Another wonderful share from your experience. Thank you for adding wisdom to someone's life today. Voted up and sharing.

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      sallieannluvslife 3 years ago from Eastern Shore

      Hi "the clean life"! What an inspiration you are to so many others! Awesome hub, voted up and Awesome and congratulations on your clean life!

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      Mark Bruno 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      sujaya venkatesh Thank you and thanks for reading!

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      very neat clean

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      Mark Bruno 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Faith thank you so much for your support and kind words . It really means so much to me knowing my articles and hubs are noticed and liked. I just hope they help those that are in need of help.

      God Bless you too Faith!


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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Awesome hub! Life is beautiful for all when one is sober. Up and more, pinning, tweeting and sharing. Great photos too. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Mark Bruno 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      lovedoctor926 - Thank you again for reading and your comment. I am happy I am sober and hopefully helping others that are suffering with an addiction. Thanks for the vote up and awesome too!

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      A very good hub. Useful tips for those who want to quit alcohol. I'm glad that you changed your life for the better. voted up awesome!