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Ways To Help Free Yourself From Addiction

Updated on June 27, 2010

Here we are in a world of addictions. So many people long to be clean and sober, but either they are not ready at that moment to surrender or they might not have the drive or the willpower to do so.

When we start to see ourselves heading downward, or should I say rock bottom, is when we start to think of different things and ways that we can get out of the addiction that has overcome our lives. We wonder, (at least I did) is it too late to make a change in my life being I'm so into or addicted to this drug of mine? Have I already done the damage to myself? Will I be able to heal and live again?

What I have found, "and you can take my word for it" that it is NEVER too late to turn your life around for the better. You just have to want it and want it bad! So bad that you are willing to do anything get out rut and addicted life you are in.

Once you have finally surrender to your demons, accepted and agreed to yourself, that you will never be able to tilt that bottle up again, is when you will start your journey to sobriety. This will not be able to happen if you are not willing to agree to your own terms.

You will have to stay focused on what you are about to endure. You will need to keep a Positive Attitude at all times, which will help you achieve your goal of becoming Soberagain.

Now, you have taken that first and most important step towards your new future life. You have surrendered and are ready to start the work to getting clean and sober. You are going to need to find ways to help free yourself from addiction, so I have come up with what has helped me do so.

1) We have to avoid any and all temptations to the alcohol, meaning, if need be, leaving your drinking buddies behind. I know that is going to be a hard thing to do, but it is very necessary in order to succeed.

2) Steer clear of any and all places that involve alcohol, bars, restaurants that serve alcohol, any parties that will have alcoholic beverages being served.

3) You will have to exercise, not only your body, but your mind as well. Keeping that very powerful Positive Attitude up and running.

This is not a forever thing, but it has to be done in the beginning in order for you to focus only on yourself and your sobriety. I have found out, as time went bye it became easier to deal with everyday life being sober. I started to expose myself a little at a time to the parties, family functions etc. that I had avoided and stayed home in the beginning.

It really wasn't that bad once I accepted my new life and knew that I could not break my promise to myself, being, no more tilting the bottle up for me. I don't break promises, especially to myself, and I am true to my word.

Just take some these ideas and apply them to your own recovery process and I'm telling you that if you have the strong willingness to achieve sobriety back into your life and set your mind to it, you will indeed succeed.

B E L I E V E    A N D    Y O U    W I L L    A C H I E V E !





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      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ Seeker7 Just want to thank you for such a nice comment to me and to my hub and want to say congrats on overcoming those pills. Stay strong and just believe in yourself and each day sober gets a little better and easier to deal with. I learned to stay positive and just continue to think of all the wonderful things life has to offer doing them sober. I once thought that nothing was fun to do unless I had my drink and I was dead wrong on that. Take care my friend and thanks again.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      7 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Great hub and I'm sure this will be a great inspiration to anyone who wants to become sober. I had difficulties with taking pain killers all the time and if I had read your hub way back then, it would have been a great boost to me at that time, so I'm sure it will help many people out there.

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      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Glad you were able to stop tilting up the bottle. I like what you say about it taking a lot of effort in the beginning -- basically changing everything in your life. But yes, over time a new, sober life does emerge and we can go back to some (not all -- NEVER all!) of the things we use to enjoy without threat of temptation.

      Glad to have your clear mind here with us on HP. MM

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