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Stop Drinking Now

Updated on August 18, 2010

Well if those videos don't give you a wake up call, then maybe you should watch them just one more time.

When I was in the heavy drinking stage in my life, I never knew all these different things related to drinking alcohol, or maybe I did, and just never cared.

Sure, everyone wants to have a good time when they are out with family and friends, but there is a limit to just how much you have fun. Many people just go out and have dinner and maybe one or two social drinks and call it quits for the evening.

Then there are those that just can't get enough. They think they can not have fun unless they are out right drunk. They don't realize when drinking to excess what they may do, or what they may say. They really don't care about anything except their next round of drinks. I say this because that was me at one time in my life.

Deep down I wanted to stop drinking now, but had no willpower or strength to do so. Some people just don't even try to change. They are very happy with the life they have as being an alcoholic.

You must want to surrender to your addiction, and no one will be able to convince you of this because most alcoholic will not listen. I didn't listen, I just laughed inside and said ya right I don't have an alcohol addiction. It's funny just how things change when you finally admit to your addiction and get out of the denial you lived in for so long.

Life starts to get better and better each day that you are sober. Thinks start to look more clearer when your eyes are not so blood shot. Life in general gets better, you begin to start to love yourself again and start living with positivity in your life. You begin to get closer with your spouse and family and start spending more quality time with them "SOBER".

I can't say enough for sobriety. It has changes my outlook on life and there is nothing better than it. Anyone can become clean and sober if they truly want it. People can talk to an alcoholic till their blue in the face and nothing will sink in to the addict because they just don't want to hear it.

The alcoholic will quit drinking only when they are ready to do so, and not before. You can try to give advice to them and make them understand that the will be consequences if things don't change, but it has to be said in a calm way, not yelling at them and being mad.

Yelling and screaming will only make matters worse and the alcoholic may just drink more on spite.

So, if you truly want to give up alcohol and stop drinking, no one but yourself can help you with that task. It's all up to you and just how much you treasure your life and others as well.

Get your mind into a positive attitude and make a change in your life. You can do it believe me. I thought I would never be able to leave my alcohol demons behind, but I beat them and I will never look back at the horrible days of alcoholism.



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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Lady_E Thanks for the comment. I can relate to the yelling etc and believe me it just makes things worse.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for getting the message out there Frankly. I agree screaming and yelling at people doesn't help.

      Stay Positive. :)