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Ways to Stop Drinking

Updated on October 18, 2011

Most everybody likes to chill out and relax with a cold glass of beer or a nice mixed drink after a hard days work or maybe at a party of some kind, but a lot of us don't know when enough is enough.

One drink may turn into a day or night of partying with out us really realizing it. We are having so much fun with our friends and the time passes very fast. That usually happens when your are having a great time.

Some of us just don't know when to stop drinking and sometimes things may get out of hand. Time is flying and so are we. Enough of the teasing of the cold beer and mixed drinks.

Lets talk about ways to stop drinking alcohol for good and live life clean and sober. There is nothing wrong with having fun with family and friends and having some friendly drinks together, but we need to know where to draw the line of having fun and getting full blown out drunk.

Many of us do not even realize that we may have an alcohol addiction, and if we do, we are in so much denial we just don't want to admit it to ourselves or anyone else for that matter.

If you think you have an addiction, not only to alcohol, but any harmful substance and want to surrender, then you will have to make some drastic life changes first. This maybe one of the problems with the alcoholic, that they are so used to their life style and way of life they can't imagine any other way to live.

We need to get our mind focused on what we really want out of life. Do we want to live life being addicted to something and having that substance run and ruin our life or do we want to live a clean, healthy, and longer life?

It really isn't a hard question to ask ourselves, it just depends on how much you love yourself. What we need to is to get some positivity back into our life and start to think of what dreams and goals we want to accomplish in our life time and go after them.

I believe that so many people that have an addiction of any kind are very depressed and have so real low self esteem about their self. I know I did until I made up my mind to change and start a new live being sober.

Negativity in any one's life could make you start on that self destructed path in life, but guess what, by drinking or using drugs just makes the problem even worse, and the depression and what you think of yourself also gets worse over time.

What helped me to become clean and sober is that I changed my outlook on life and started to think nothing but positive things and believe it or not it helps a lot. Look into your future and really think of what you want out of live.

Look at your family, wife, children and parents and imagine you life with out them. Think of all the great times everyone had together through your life before being addicted.

Have something to l;ook forward to besides your next drink. We are all stronger then we think and our minds are very powerful, so we can change our mindset to be something positive only if you truly want to.

When you have finally surrender to your addiction you will find that your life will start to change. It will take some time, but it took time for us to become addicted too. Give your life a second chance and love yourself, believe in yourself, respect yourself and everything will fall into place and when you get to your anniversary sober date you will be so proud of your accomplishments and so will your family that loves and care so much for you.




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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      zduckman Nice to meet you my friend. You should be so proud of your accomplishment of sobriety. I am glad my writing has some impact in this world. When I became sober Oct 27, 2009 I made a promise to my self that I would never pick up a drink for the rest of my life and I will stick to my promise till the end of time. Sobriety is wonderful and I can relate to your 2am in morning stuff. I was certainly horrible for me too and my wife and children . They are the one that suffered so much and I never even noticed because of my addiction.

      Keep up the great work and hope to chat with you again. I love hearing stories such as yours. I reminds me just how preciuos life is and we only have one, so we might as well live it happy, healthy and sober!!

      God Bless you!


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      7 years ago

      Thank you so much for writing such wonderful and helpful Hubs. I think its very helpful to have this sort of material available for readers who may be struggling, or have not yet made the self diagnosis. I myself find it a wonderful reminder, that I am not in control when I drink, and cannot have just one drink, because the phenomenon of craving takes over, and the next thing I know its 2am, the bars closing....and I am wasted again. This cycle has repeated throughout my life. I AM DONE. I do not want to look back with regret from this day forward(actually 1 year now). I want to build memories that nurture the soul. I want a family.

      Thank you for writing this.


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      @ ralwus I am so glad I gave it up. I don't miss it one bit!! Thanks for the comment!

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      8 years ago

      I am glad you have recovered, or are still in it. Keep it clean now.

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      Royal Diadem 

      8 years ago

      Great message

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      8 years ago

      Part 1 sounds great. I'll mark the page and look at the rest later. Thanks for sharing your experience and suggestions. This is a public service!


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