ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Mental Health»
  • Addiction»
  • Alcoholism

Why is it That a Majority Of Things We do in Life Revert to Alcohol?

Updated on June 13, 2014

They Seem To Go Hand In Hand

Here is a question that you might of not thought of. Why is it that a majority of things we do in life revert to alcohol?

Have you ever thought about this, because ever since I got sober, almost 5 years ago, everything we do always reverts back to the ole alcohol.

There was a time in my life that I refused to go anywhere I was invited that didn't serve alcohol. My problem was, and question to my wife was, "how can anyone have fun without alcohol?" I said, "what are these people that invited us over, saints or something?" What fun are we going to have looking at each other and talking sober?

I never realize how alcohol is always associated with anything we do until now being sober. I just thought drinking and abusing alcohol was the way of life. Why not right? Everyone drinks and parties doing just about anything.


  • Having Birthday parties for adults, and even drinking parties for our young child's birthday that don't even know what alcohol is.
  • Going to ball games, tail gating and drinking during the game.
  • Picnics
  • Going out on your boat for a cruise.
  • Going to any type of race event.
  • Baby showers.
  • Wedding showers
  • Christenings
  • Graduations
  • Camping
  • Going out fishing

I am sure there are many more things that always revert to alcohol, but these are just a few I could think of at this moment.

Sunset Out My Back Door


Can You Go Without Alcohol?

Here is a question to those that need to have alcohol no matter what they do, including myself. Why is it that everything we do in life needs to be accompanied with the almighty drink? Isn't there something we can do in life that alcohol doesn't have to be involved?

I have to say, since I have changed my life, and got clean and sober, I could care less if there was alcohol or not in anything I do now. It doesn't bother me one bit if where I go has alcohol. I just sit and be my sober self and listen to those that are drinking their life away and talking such nonsense with every drink the put down.

I so remember those day and nights when I drank and abused alcohol. It is not something that I am proud of by any means, but what I am proud of is myself for beating my inner demons and finding my sobriety.

What About You

Do you think most things we do in life revolve around alcohol?

See results

I Guess It Is The way Of Life - Or Is It?

Having alcohol in almost everything we do in life seems to be the way of life nowadays. It is sad to say, but I can't think of one thing, beside going to church, that alcohol seems to be thrown into the mix of whatever you are doing.

Please be advised that I am not putting anyone down because they want to celebrate and have a great time in whatever they are doing. I wished that when I did drink alcohol I wouldn't of abused it so bad that I became addicted to it, and wind up with a huge addiction to alcohol.

I was one of those drinkers that never knew when enough was enough. I couldn't be a social drinker and just have one or two drinks, no, I had to drink till I got that buzz my body longed for each and everyday.

Now, I can not have even one drink at any function or celebration because I know for a fact if one drop of alcohol touched my lips I would be doomed and right back to square one starting my sobriety over again. I truly think that the second time would be harder than the first. I am not sure, but what I am sure about is that I am not about to find out the hard way, so it is best for me and all those involved to live life sober and not worry about getting drunk like the old days of hell.

Sobriety And Staying Sober Is Worth Every Bit Of Work

Me and my new Grandson.
Me and my new Grandson. | Source

In The Nutshell

So in the nutshell my words are as follows:

  • Have fun in life, but don't overdue your alcohol intake.
  • Try and find some sober fun as I did. It really is easy to find.
  • Take a nice drive along the Oceans edge and take in the beautiful world we live in.
  • Take a nice walk with your spouse or partner and just talk.
  • If alcohol is in your celebration or function, drink it responsible.

© 2014 Mark Bruno


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • the clean life profile image

      Mark Bruno 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      teaches12345 - thanks so much for your kind words to me. every time you comment I feel so good inside knowing by what you say that I could be helping many. That is the main reason I write to help other. I appreciate all your comments my dear friend :)

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Alcohol ruins so many families in our society. It is a shame that we have to include it in so many celebrations. Not everyone is a role model for children when at these events. Never have taken to the drink and never plan to start. You are doing a great service to people in standing up for what is sure to change people's lives for the better. Blessings.

    • the clean life profile image

      Mark Bruno 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Lesa - Thanks so much for your comment and for reading. Your words are so right, and as for me, I don't have anything against drinking as long as you drink and celebrate responsibly. Unfortunately I never could do that so I had to quit all together and forever. Nice to know you and thanks so much for the compliment of me and my grandson.

    • Lesa Densmore profile image

      Lesa Densmore, Professional Crisis and Recovery Coach 3 years ago from Conklin, New York

      Nice article and thank you. It is unfortunate that many function in life and life's events with the consumption of alcohol. However; it is also understandable seeing that alcohol is mind and mood altering, and provides escape. It's o.k to drink, just like it's o.k to eat, work, gamble, have sex and exercise; all the "things" clinically recognized as being mind and mood altering as well as addicting. What people need to do is stay focused on themselves and the consequences of their own behaviors. What matters is if an individual has negative consequences in their lives because of any thing they do that creates pleasure, reward, escape, relief or is mind or mood altering. No one walks free of anything, everyone has baggage, and certainly no one is perfect. It's about life manageability, and the hope that for those who struggle with alcohol, that they will one day get life back to manageable again. Best of luck to you, and cute picture with the baby!

    • the clean life profile image

      Mark Bruno 3 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Bill - Thanks so much and you are so right. No alcohol no high crime. I am sure some will disagree with what I wrote regarding all these things that associate with alcohol, but that is life right. Thanks for being so supported of me and thanks for being a true friend.

      God Bless you Bill

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The socially acceptable, legalized, killing drug. Imagine how crime would drop if there were no alcohol. Of course, that is wishful thinking of the highest order, but you know what I mean. Keep spreading the word my friend, and thank you for all that you do.