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Stop Drinking - How To Stay Strong After You Stop Drinking

Updated on August 12, 2013

Keep That Positive Attitude

So you want to stop drinking, but how do you stay strong after you stop drinking? This is one of the questions many alcoholics asked them self and one of the reasons why they hesitate to stop drinking in the first place.

To have something such as alcohol in your system for so many years and just to cut alcohol off is something many of us fear. We fear the life of sobriety. We wonder how we will ever survive without alcohol in our lives.

No one should fear to be sober nor the beautiful life of sobriety. I am here to tell you that anyone can get sober and stay sober forever if you have it in your heart to do so.

In order to make this huge life change by quitting drinking will take you thinking only in a positive way from the minute you stopped drinking until the end of time here on Earth. You must stay strong to yourself and believe in yourself more than you ever had in your life.

This is a very important thing to remember when you are trying to stop drinking alcohol. Without having a positive attitude and believing in yourself the success of having long term sobriety will be hard to achieve, meaning you may want to be sober, but are you willing to carry this sobriety with you for the rest of your life.

Every alcoholic that has tried to stop drinking, including myself, has run into something in their life that will trigger something in their mind that makes them take that first sip of alcohol, and by doing so they will relapse and be back right were started from. All that hard work of getting sober and taking that first step will all be in vein.

Never Give in to the Demons

Staying strong is the hardest part do to the fact that so many things arise in one's life that they may think at first, maybe I should drink to ease the pain or try to forget about what is happening in my life.

You have to be strong enough to say no to the drink and figure out whatever us wrong or whatever problem you may have by being sober and not give in to your demons and start back drinking alcohol.

It is so hard for alcoholics to say no when it come to the urge they may get to have a drink. This is when you have to be the strongest you have ever been in your life or else your inner demons will win you back over and you will be right back drinking and possibly drinking more than before.

Please don't ever give in to the demons that lye within. They are just waiting for you to mess up and give into your past addiction to alcohol. What a crying shame that would be if that happened to you are someone you know. If that happened to me I would so disappointed in myself that I may never what to try again, BUT if it did happen you and I must get back up and try all over again and hopefully sobriety will work for you and I the second time.

I have seen many people that have taken many time to try to get sober and sooner or later they stayed sober for many of years.

You need to continually stay positive and not let anyone or anything make you go back to your old way of drinking alcohol no matter what. If you do you will be very sorry that you gave in for that one sip of alcohol that turn your life back upside down.

Whatever happens in your life never be defeated by the demons that are still inside you waiting in the wings to strike again.

Continue to Go After What Belongs to You and That Is Your Sobriety


© 2012 Mark Bruno


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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Anna - Thank you for your kind words to me. Please write your stories and ideas of way to get and sober. It really helps me to stay sober by writing each day and just knowing in my heart that I just may help one person today to surrender to their addiction.

      Stay well and stay sober as I will do the same my dear. :)

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      Anna Sternfeldt 5 years ago from Svenljunga, Sweden

      Thanks my sober friend! I absolutely believe there are different ways to go, and therefore I just mentioned shortly about mine. I think you are doing a great work, sharing your story with others, to help others but also yourself. You are an inspiration! I am on my way in doing a bit the same, as I have understood how valuable it is for others to read and get ideas how they can do, that they are not alone and that there are solutions.

      Bless you to! And continue your sharing.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Anna- Congrats to you on your sobriety. I was fortunate that I didn't have to go to AA or and rehab, Thank God. October will be 4 years sober for me and believe it or not writing about alcohol hoping to help others understand there is always hope keeps me sober. That is my therapy Anna and it works for me not maybe not others. We all have to stick together and try and help those that think there is no hope for them. God Bless you my sober friend :)

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      Anna Sternfeldt 5 years ago from Svenljunga, Sweden

      Yes, this is a tough game, I am a sober alcoholic myself. But I needed other sober alcoholics, I needed the insights and fully understanding that only other alcoholics have, so the fellowship Anonymous Alcholics was the way for me to go. Strong will was just too hard, I needed to "give in" and get energy from another source. And now many years later, there is no desire ever in me, which makes me very grateful!

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      NEIL- Thanks for stopping by and reading. Congrats on your sobriety and keep up the great work. God Bless you as well Neil!

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Ruth - Thank you so much Ruth. All I want out of my writing is to help others to realize that they should never give up hope to find sobriety in their life. It is possible for each and everyone of us. All you need is to want it back into your life.

      All the best to you Ruth !!

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      Ruth Clark 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Keep the articles coming. Hopefully, someone will be moved to act on one of them. All your effort will surely be rewarded. Thanks.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Candie- Thank you so much Candie for your kind words to me.I really appreciate it.

      @ Ethan - Thank you for reading Ethan and for your thoughtful comment.

      @ Michele - Thanks for stopping by to read and comment Michele. I will keep writing till my fingers can no longer write. Nice to see you again :)

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another wonderful hub Mark! You keep on giving back. Thank you again.

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      Ethan Green 5 years ago from England

      Another Hub clearly written from the heart.

      Keep it up Mark.


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      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Mark, this series on overcoming alcoholism is fantastic! Of course it applies to any addiction, but for those who battle the booze, this is a Godsend! Bravo!