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Wasting Your Life Away With An Addiction To Alcohol

Updated on August 12, 2013

Life Is so Precious

All of our lives are so precious, so why is that all of you that are addicted to alcohol are wasting your life away with an addiction to alcohol? This addiction to alcohol is something that we brought on ourselves and each and everyday we are wasted, drunk and staggering around town we are wasting our precious life away.

Is it that the addiction has over powered us without us knowing or seeing it coming? Is it that we (including myself) don't have the willpower or the strength inside us to say no to our addiction to alcohol?

Do we not have the courage to walk away from our addiction because we are worried we wouldn't be able to survive without our crutch and what we depend on in our everyday life?

If you are addicted to alcohol you must be stronger than your addiction, or else the addiction to alcohol and the demons that accompany your addiction will take your life under their belt and begin, slow but sure, to ruin your life and possibly put you into an early grave, only if you let your addiction or your liking of the drink to get out of hand.

As a young adult I always found it hard to believe that anyone that drank alcohol could get addicted to it, until it happened to me. Believe me, it is very easy to get addicted to alcohol if you are not wiser than your demons. I was living proof that anyone in this world can wind up in the hands of an addiction.

If you are not strong and wise enough to see what is happening in your life while drinking alcohol, and lots of it, then you are about to find out and unfortunately for some, the hard way.

This addiction can and will ruin your life if you let it and I can tell you from my experiences with drinking alcohol that it will do just that.

Fighting Your Demons

Now almost two (2) years sober I have finally realize that my demons did for some years taken over my life and all those who loved and cared for me lives as well. I have now seen the light and have put my arms in the air and just surrendered to my addiction. It's that simple whether you think so or not, but if you have it in your heart and soul that you want to be sober, then it will happen. It will take some real determination and willingness, but it is totally possible. You have to give to get right? If you want to be clean and sober then the one and only thing you have to do is to surrender and quit drinking alcohol.

If by chance your inner demons have taken control of your life, do not be afraid to fight back to regain your sobriety. Yes, it will be hard for you to surrender, as it was for me, but in the end when you have defeated your demons a get clean and sober your will look back at your life and wonder how your addiction ever occurred, as I did.

This addiction to alcohol sneaks up on all of us very slowly and before you know it gets you right where they want you, and that is addicted big time. You will shake your head in amazement and ask yourself, "how did I get into this addiction that came out of the blue?" It never came out of the blue, it was always there, it's just that you hadn't recognized it until it was too late, just like myself. So, now you have recognized you are addicted to alcohol and now you have to do something about it to change your life and regain your sobriety.

Don't be embarrassed of your addiction. Ask for the help it you think you need it to get sober. I was one of the fortunate alcoholics that didn't need 12 step, AA, or go to any meetings to get sober. I quit drinking on my own with the helping hand of God, that gave me the strength and the willpower to quit drinking alcohol. I have nothing against the 12 step, AA or any type of meetings because they do help millions of people over come their addictions. It's just that I was able to quit on my own and I am so grateful that I could do it on my own and without getting sick or having any medical issues, thank God.

Never give up hope on yourself, because sobriety is out there waiting for you to take advantage of it. Believe in your self and keep telling yourself that you can and will become sober once again and start enjoying the life you so well deserve.

Always remember that you are not the only one suffering with an addiction. The family and the people that love and care about you are also suffering right along with you and crying inside that you will get and stay sober.


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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Arlene, Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes you gave it your best shot regarding going to AA and Al-Anon, but as you know and I know if the alcoholic is not ready to quit on the own and ask for help on their terms and when they are ready, nothing or no one will change their minds. I know because I was there and as much as people preached to me I didn't listen. Finally I saw the light and changed my life around. It took years but I did it.

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      Arlene V. Poma 6 years ago

      I am so happy for you because you had the strength and the will to succeed. You are in charge of a good life. I gave it my best shot, including going to A.A. and Al-Anon to try and understand the behavior. In a relationship with an alcoholic, I guess you have to live your own life until the other person comes around. If only they could see what I see. I already know a few who have destroyed their livers by drinking, but they won't listen to their doctors and won't stop drinking. Gamblers live to gamble. They are either gambling,talking about going gambling or going after the big win. It's in their eyes. There's life to them when it comes to the subject. I don't regret having these people in my family because you can't choose family. I just know them well and know they have the right to choose what they do with their lives. We all have choices.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Arlene, Thank you for your comment. I so sorry you had to experience alcoholics and gamblers in you life. I do not blame you for not putting up with any person that is addicted to alcohol. Thank God my wife hung in there and we are married now 30 years.

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      Arlene V. Poma 6 years ago

      You are one of the lucky ones who sought help and dealt with your demons. I come from a long line of alcoholics and gamblers, and because of what I've seen and experienced in my family and other relationships, I don't drink or gamble. I won't deal with alcoholics because of the disappointment and heartache they bring. Which includes co-dependency. The alcoholics that I know will continue to drink. They don't care about getting sober. Abuse comes in different forms, and when I'm with someone, I won't play second banana to a bottle of booze. I simply practice detachment.

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Denise, Yes recovery is indeed a Blessing and I just love it. Now if I can get other people to get sober by my writing I would be a very happy man. Thanks again for your comments Denise :)

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Marky-it is the arrogance of the egoic mind that feels they are always in control and 'can stop' whenever they choose...then, the demons step up and the control and will are lost at that point.

      It's a blessing, isn't it? This recovery...

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Jenna, A Huge congrats to you for your 7 years of sobriety. Keep up the great work!! Thanks so much for your comment. It's is only almost 2 years now sober but you are so right, everyday just gets better and better. Sobriety is a wonderful thing, that's for sure.


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      Jenna Pope 6 years ago from Southern California

      Mr. Clean,

      You are very brave. I have seven years clean. It just gets better. Great article. It will help lots of people.


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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Deborah-Diane, Thank you so much for your comment. I was on the verge of doing the same, but thankfully I caught it in time to be able to turn my life around.

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      Deborah-Diane 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      I have seen so many people ruin their lives because of alcohol ... and yet it goes on generation after generation in some families!