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Staying Sober A Day At A Time
As the hot days of summer approach us people that love their beer tend to drink a little more of it. That ice cold beer on a hot summer day just hits the spot for many.
The one problem with drinking too much on those hot summer days is that we sometimes don't realize that the alcohol is building up inside us and we think we are sweating it out. We sweat out the liquid part of that cold beer, but the alcohol heads right for the liver and all of the other most important parts of our body.
As we dehydrate with the loss of about 5% body fluids our bodies start to give us some warning signs, such as:
* Muscle Cramps
* Rise in body temperature
* Increased heart rate
* Increased respiration's
If your body reaches 10% or more in loss of body fluids you must seek medical attention immediately. I just wanted to make you aware of just a few things that drinking alcohol can due to a human body as we drink our beverages on hot days and further more too much alcohol on any given day can dehydrate you also.
Now, here are some of the ways I have found that helped me stay sober a day at a time.
First off, when anyone decides to quit drinking alcohol, it's takes some real inner strength and determination to do so. It had taken many years for the alcoholic to be addicted and it will take some time to be able to stay clean and sober.
It didn't happen over night to become addicted to drugs or alcohol and will not happen over night to stay sober. You have to take each day as it comes and never look back on the past. Just try to focus on the present day and get through that day a minute at a time.
Staying sober for many is really a hard thing to conquer, but it certainly can happen if you truly want sobriety back into your life. I thought it was impossible for me to change, but I did it and I am so proud of my accomplishment in doing so.
There is nothing wrong with drinking beer once in awhile, but you can't overdue it like most of us including myself, and remember you must drink responsibly, plus Never Drink and Drive.
You too can be proud of yourselves as each day passes bye and you have made it just one day more. Each day will get easier and then the weeks and months will start to pass bye quickly and before you know it you will will have the one year celebration of your start date of sobriety.
Keep a positive attitude in everything in life. Start to love yourself a little more and take care of the one and only body you will ever have. Stay true to yourself. Believe and you will Achieve!.
© 2010 Mark Bruno