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Staying Sober A Day At A Time

Updated on August 4, 2010

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

* Headaches

* Fatigue

* 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

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    • eshaw profile image

      eshaw 

      8 years ago from Huntsville

      the way you open this hub made me want to grab a beer did you think about it when you wrote it hahahahahah

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      Gene 

      8 years ago

      The Clean Life is like a dream for those who can't find the strength to remain clean. Friendships of nonalcohol drinking friends prevents introducing alcohol consumption and the overall temptation to participate. Peer pressure is like the Devil himself rearing his head up to ruin another day for the struggling individual. Stay true to yourself is great advice. Spiritualism and meditation certainly help to focus the mind and to prepare the individual to overcome the distractions that many never know hopefully.

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      Deborah Demander 

      8 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Congratulations on your sobriety.

      Namaste.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      So true fucsia,

      You can see life totally different through the eyes of a sober person and apprieciate life a whole lot more.

    • fucsia profile image

      fucsia 

      8 years ago

      Great words! Staying sober is the best gift we can do to ourselves .... seeing life with lucidity and clarity is a way to love it and love ourselves. Thank you for remind me this important thing ( often in my past I have forgotten this )

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