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How To Have Fun Being Sober

Updated on March 28, 2013

After your day is done, can you honestly say that you had fun? So many people try to have fun, but they need their best friend "alcohol" to tag along with them.

A lot of people don't think they could have any fun at all, unless they are drunk or feeling that almighty buzz that comes along with drinking alcohol. You know that old saying, don't leave home with out it.

Since I finally called it quits and surrendered to my alcohol addiction and found how to have fun being sober. Ways that I thought were never possible with out drinking alcohol.

Anyone can have a ton of fun being sober, such as just taking a nice walk with your spouse or partner through the wilderness and taking in all of the beautiful sites and animals that live there in the wilderness.

Head on down to the beach and sit on the bench, breathing in the clean fresh air and just watching the waves crashing onto the beach. Walking along the beach at the waters edge holding hands with your honey, walking ever so slow and just relaxing and taking in that special moment in time.

Remember all these wonderful things when you are sitting at your desk or what ever job you do for a living, and rewind your mind to when you were in such peace and happiness strolling along the waters edge or on that hike trail in the woods.

Take a nice drive to your favorite place, stop and have some breakfast, lunch or dinner, and just talk to each other about all different things that are on your minds. You will find that the conversations go very well being sober verses conversations in a intoxicated state.

What ever the case may be, there are so many things that you can do being sober.

Yes we all know that people think that being drunk seems to make everything so much more fun. I have learned that this is so NOT TRUE. You may think that it is more fun as your get drunker and drunker as the day goes on.

The thing is, will you remember this fun? Will you survive your fun day with out injury or embarrassment? When you arrive home at the end of your fun day, can you honestly say that you truly had a great time today and we have to do it again?

When someone is having a so called fun day being drunk, what do you think the outcome of their day will be in the end?

  • Will they be drunk, sick and maybe can not remember the fun filled day?
  • Will they arrive home safe without and incidents along the way?
  • Will they want to remember what a great time they had or just forget about it and never do it again?
  • At the end of the day can they honestly say they had a fun day drunk and will have to do it again?

These are just a few things to think about if you really think the only way to have fun is being drunk.

Being sober now, I finally realize that doing things without alcohol involved is very enjoyable, and thinking back on the times being drunk, there is no comparison.

To me, life is were it should be now. Living clean and sober and being able to really enjoy everything I do and to actually remember what I did.

Try Sobriety out and just give it a chance and you will see a totally different life out there that you thought never existed.



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      PedoErrodowly 5 years ago

      I used to get on top of existence however lately We have established some sort of weight.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ riddler- Thank you for reading and your comment. i was just like you regarding I thought alcohol made me happy and in a sense I think it did, but was killing me a bit at a time. Now sober for over 3 years I now realize I can be just as happy and more living sober. Alcohol made me more depressed and I never realized it until now. Thanks for the Congrats and have yourself a very Merry Christmas :)


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      riddler 5 years ago

      I understand while life has become better for you sober, this is not always the case. I find that I am very depressed and anxious while sober, and alcohol is the only thing that calms me down and makes me happy. I congratulate you though on being able to be happy without the use of alcohol.

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      Mark Bruno 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      aimsxpdci, Thanks for commenting and check out our form on last to post

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      aimsxpdci 5 years ago

      Good afternoon here is a good forum

      I spent 6 hours searching in the network, until find your forum! I think, I shall stay here for a long time!

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      Mark Bruno 6 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ zduckman, You are so welcome! Iam glad that my writing can help some people with an addiction like I had. Congrats on your one + sober. It is a wonderful thing to be able to wake up in the morning and feel so refreshed with no hangovers and being sick. Enjoy your life my friend :)

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      zduckman 7 years ago

      WOW, Thank you so much for writing these articles on sobriety. I have just over 1 year!!!


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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Powerpoe1 Thank you so much for such a nice comment. I really do appreciate it. It took many years for me to find out that anyone can have fun even being sober. I thought drinking would be better fun but I was totally dead wrong!

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      Powerpoe1 7 years ago

      Voted Up and rated Beautiful!...Congratulations~ the clean life, your story is very inspirational and sincere. Thanks for sharing your ideas and thoughts. May God Bless!

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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ fucsia , So nice to hear from you and your kind comments you alway leave me. I really appreciate it so much.

      There were many time I didn't remember things and so embarrassed the next day and wondering did I say something wrong to someone?

      God Bless you and yours!!

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      I really like the message in your Hub. When I was young and I went to pub or disco with my friends I always had drunk. Yes, I had fun... But: how many times I did not remember the night before? How many times I risked to have an incidents? How many times I was ashamed of my actions? The real fun is when we are in the full of our mental lucidity, to rejoice of every moment, of every word, of every look, of every sensation.

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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ sweetie1 Thanks for reading and I am so glad that alcoholism is less in India. That is wonderful the females don't drink. That right there cuts down of the problem. Here females and males just drink too much. I know everyone isn't perfect but at least we should try to live a clean and sober life. We all are only here on earth one time, so we should make it the best we can.

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      sweetie1 7 years ago from India

      hi the clean life, one thing good about avg home in India is that females dont drink. And since we got very close families and son is always making sure that his father dont see him drunk and most live in same house so i wont deny we dont have drunkards but problem is very less in India

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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Katie, Thanks so much for the kind words to me. I hope your brothers finds sobriety and gets out of denial. That was my biggest problem. I didn't think for a moment that I had any kind of drinking problem even though so many people said I did.

      I will continue on my journey to write in hopes that it will help someone else achieve their sobriety as I did.

      Thanks Katie!

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      WOW what a great tribute to clean and sober. I have never had an issue with drinking, I do but I quit after the one I enjoy on occasions. I do realize many others can not do this. I have a brother who is a slave to the bottle and it breaks my heart to watch that. He is still in denial or a lie which ever the, "I can handle it" comment falls into. What a great topic and thank you so much for bringing it up for discussion. Peace and much fun to you dear clean and sober soul. Peace indeed!

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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Leslie Jo Barra , yeah I never realized till being sober that anyone can have fun being sober. I wished I would have know that years ago, but never too late to change. Thanks for the comment.

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      Leslie Jo Barra 7 years ago

      Congrats on kicking your addiction. I admire you for the effort it takes. Nice hub and very inspirational.

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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Sa'ge Thanks so much for the comment. Yeah I'm out! It feels like I was just released from prision, although I have never been there, thank God. Thanks for voting up for me.

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      Sa`ge 7 years ago from Barefoot Island

      so much of life passes us on by. so many different addictions, each takes away if a different way,

      yet, many won't see the way till it is to late!

      To those who made it out in time to have some life left to live, CONGRATULATIONs you made it out! Stay strong and kep smiling and hold that spark that you have gained in your heart, it gets brighter and more powerful with each new day! Voted up all the way! God Bless ~aloha~

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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Hi Lorlie6 , Thanks for the comment and I am glad you are feeling better and I hope that your husband can surrender to his addiction. I wish so bad I would of stopped that horrible addction years ago. I (we) have lost so much of our lives all because of a avoidable addiction.

      As each and everyday goes by we will feel so much better.

      Stay strong lorlie and I pray that your husband sees the light as we did.


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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Hey, the clean life-This was the one thing I worried about when laid up in the hospital in June of '08 with a shot pancreas. Seriously, I was devastated that alcohol could no longer be a part of my life!

      Fun? How on earth was I to have any fun whatsoever sober? Over the past 2+ years I've found 'fun' in many other venues than drinking away the world. Now I watch as my husband goes down the same road-he wants 2 pints of tequila-rather than the daily 1-on his days off to 'celebrate,' which, of course is no celebration at all. Especially to me. :(

      He still thinks he's having a ball...

      Thanks for this hub. I've bookmarked it as a reminder.

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      Mark Bruno 7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ thanks so much for your comment. I will keep writing until I have accomplished my goal to help many people.

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      Your hubs are inspirational. Keep up the great work The Clean Life and thank you again for making people's lives better through your writing!