Thursday, February 25, 2010

Giving Up Alcohol

There are so many different things in the world that people love to do.  We all have different hobbies and interest, which makes us all different from one another.  Then there are some that really have no interest in anything in their lives, because they have been caught up in an Addiction of some sort.  Nothing is really important to them except the Alcohol or Drugs they are addicted to. 

Some may depend on Drugs and then some with an Alcohol Addiction.  These folks are missing out on so much that life has to offer.  If only they can just start a new life by "Giving Up Alcohol."  Easier said than done, but it can be done with the right attitude in mind.

When I decided to change my life for the good, I thought about what it might feel like to never have any harmful substances in my body again.  I was hesitant to give up the alcohol do to that feeling I might have with the absence of the almighty drink.

Well, I then said what in the world would I do with no drinking involved in my life?  How will I survive?  This is my crutch that I lean on when life is not going on a smooth pace.

Finally I said this is enough of the playing games, and now it's time to do some real bussiness with my demons that lurk in me.  It's time to tell them who is the real boss here.

As I have learned over time, and still today, I made a pack with myself to always keep a Positive Attitude in everything I do from this time forward.  If you start out with that frame of mind, it will help you so much to achieve not only Sobriety, but anything you do in life.  It has helped me achieve many things in my life in only a short period of time.

Your mind is a powerful and beautiful thing.  You can train it to go in any direction you wish.  Some unfortunately choose the wrong direction and get caught up with the Addiction. 

In order for you succeed to your Road of Recovery you will have to stand strong and agree that if you are going to make this change, you have to promise yourself, NOT anyone else that you are willing to NEVER pick up a drink again.  Don't let your addiction run your life, and ruin the love and friendship of families and friends. Keep thinking what you will lose if you do not change your ways.  Then, think of what you will gain continuing with your addiction. 

You have to do this for YOU!  If you don't have respect for yourself and just do not care about yourself, then it will be a little tough to even have any feelings or care about anyone else.  Even though everyone will be on your side and support you in whatever you decide, this is your life, so give yourself that second chance you deserve-SOBRIETY!

When you find Sobriety, hold you head high, be proud of your accomplishments, smile, and say to yourself,
I DID IT!  I have conquered my Addiction, and now I can Live a Clean Life again.

Stay Positive, Stay Sober, Go For It, you will not regret it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quit Drinking Alcohol-Start A New Life

This is for those, including myself, that have or had a addiction to alcohol.  There are many people in all walks of life struggling with an Alcohol Addiction and can not seem to control or even stop their addiction.  I for one, loved the beer and it showed by my appearance, that went down hill overtime.

When you look into the mirror, and say to yourself, "who are you?"  Your not the person I knew my whole life. That is the time to really start to make some decisions of what you want in your life.  This is just one thing that I did everyday, and with each day that passed, what I saw looked worse each time.  So, I said  to myself, well it's time now for the biggest change in my life.  I have seen enough and have done enough, now it's time to try your very hardest to Achieve Sobriety.

As they always say, pictures and mirrors don't lie.  If you want a true picture of yourself just take a look in a mirror or a photo from years ago.  Granted, we all age over our life time but, why try to rush the aging with some avoidable addictions.   I was kind of embarrassed and self conscious of my appearance and how I have changed over time.

So, what we have to do, and what I did, was to face the fact that we need to admit to ourselves that we have a addiction, and it's time to Quit Drinking Alcohol and start a new life.

Now, we have first admitted that we have an alcohol addiction.  Secondly, we have to agree to ourselves that  we want to make this One Way Trip to Sobriety, then we have to start by having a Positive Attitude from now on in.  These Positive thoughts will not only help us to Sobriety but will also help us in our everyday lives.

Another thing that we have to do when heading on the road to Recovery, is that we have to say to ourselves that we will not ever be able to tilt the bottle up again.  If you can handle that, and agree to yourself that you won't let those demons take over your life ever again, then you are on the right track to a new life.  Once you can agree to that, you should be proud of yourself, as I was when I made that promise to myself.

Anyone can achieve anything in life, provided that you have a Positive Attitude, Inner strength, and the Willingness to reach out for help if needed.  Also, think of all those dreams that you can achieve when you are Sober. These ideas will help give you the drive to get to your destination in life.

When I decided to go Sober, I thought what is my future going to be if I stay on this path of destruction? 
What is my future, if I decided to change my life?

The answer was this... MY DESTINY IN LIFE= SOBRIETY

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Living With An Alcoholic

So many marriages, families, and friends are ruined or even destroyed when there is an Alcohol Addicted person involved.  I can relate, do to the fact, that I was one that basically contributed to almost ruining everything I had, including my life.

It took me some time until I finally realized that something is going to blow up real soon.  Whether it would be myself or my family or friends.  I saw it coming over the years but, I didn't pay much attention to it.

Spouses, families, and friends tend be afraid of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the addict.  They have to basically walk on egg shells while around the addict due to the fact they are worried that the addict might just blow up or even get violent in some cases.  This is certainly not a way to live for the innocent ones involved.

Also, lets say that your spouse wanted to take a nice ride out in the country or down the shore for example, but, we the addict  have already started our day on the drinking binge.  So, we are about worthless to them and we now have spoiled their day and evening.  Not very fair is it?

Either one way or another it is hard Living With An Alcoholic.  My wife can testify to that, as I'm sure many spouses and families of an Alcoholic can say the same.

The alcoholic does not realize what they are doing, not only to themselves, but all of their loved ones that want them to get help.   I know, because when I was into the drinking thing, I thought nothing about it and basically did not care about anyone elses thoughts either.  But, I must say deep down inside of me, I really did care, but the alcohol demons in me decided to think for me, and control my thoughts, while being under their influence.

When I decided to become Sober, one of the first things that convinced me was, "do I want those rotten Demons inside me to control and love me, or, do I want my loving wife, family and friends to love and care for me?"  Well, we all know what the best choice is.  Those so called demons I call them only care about one thing, and that is to destroy you and everything around you.

If you really want to change your life for the better, then start by looking at what you are doing to the people that you care and love so much, and just take a good look at where your life is headed if you keep up with your addiction. These couple of things might help you to make that decision to find Sobriety in your life.  It certainly did for me.

Always remember that without family and freinds on our side, we will be very lonely drunks in our future.  As time goes by the people that loved us will start to stray further and further away.  And we will only have one thing left, which is our Addiction.

Start by always thinking Positive in everything you do, and with family and friends on your side you will have a head start to your new Sober life.. Go for it, you will never be sorry you did!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sobriety-How Your Life Can Change With One Single Step

Living with a Alcohol Addiction is a serious problem.  Some of us can occassionaly have a drink or so at a party or some sort of function without any problem.  We can have our fun for the day and leave the bottle alone for some time.  Then there are some people that once they start drinking they can't stop until the party is over or they run out of their supply. 

I know, because I was one of the people that could not stop.  I didn't think anything of it, I was just having fun like everyone else, so I thought.  I was getting more wasted on each drink but, I thought I was fine.  People would say, haven't you had enough?  I laughed and said yeah, right.

The more they harped on it the more I wanted to drink.  This went on for years with no end in site.  I got to the point in my life that I didn't even want to go anywhere unless there was alcohol at the function.  If not, I would bring my own and keep it in the car.

I was embarrassed about my addiction but did not have the courage or the willpower to call it quits. I knew I was doing wrong and that I was destroying myself, and my family too.  But, when thinking about that, it still wasn't enough to surrender to my addiction.

As I got older and wiser I made a point and a promise that I would NEVER drink and drive, and I stuck to it.  Just becuase I was ruining my life I certainly didn't want to ruin a perfect strangers life and their famlies due to an accident caused by me.

I sat down one day, and started to think of what my life will be in the future continued living the life I led.  I added up some of the pros and cons, and believe me the pros out weighed the cons by far.  So, the math doesn't lie, I had to start thinking of what I was going to do next.

First, I had to prepare myself, and start a game plan on this huge change in my life I was about to start.  All my life I aways had big Dreams of what I wanted out of the short life we all live.  But, with the life I lead now it would never happen because I had other things on my mind, like the Alcohol.  That always seemed to come first and when I really thought about it, sometimes before my own family and friends.  I said that this is really sad that I would even think this way.

I'm a sick minded person I said to myself.  But that will change real soon.  I knew I couldn't just slow down like some say to do.  I wasn't that type of person.  I would have to just go Cold Turkey and live with the consequences,  I was worried about the DT's and how I would feel after giving up the drink.

I thought, I accuired this addiction on my own because of no self dicipline, no strength or willpower, so now I have to stand up to my wrong doing and fight the demons within me.

This will happen with one Single Step.  It is the step to Sobriety.  You have to take that first step in order to keep walking away from your addiction.  As they say "Baby Steps".  It will all fall into place if you just have the willpower and keep a Positive Attitude that you can and will conquer this addiction.

It will be a lot harder to give up the drink than it was to start the drink.  Once you have made your mind up, and you have admitted to your addiction, and also realize and accept that you will never be able to pick up a drink again, is when your recovery will start.  Your lives will begin to take shape again, and you will have the feeling of accomplishment and pride that you beat your addiction.

To me, it has been wonderful!  Everyday and everything seems so clear now, and the only thing I wished I could change is that I should of done this years ago.  But, it's never too late to make your change.  With all your hard work, dicipline, and willingness to start a fresh life, you will get to where you want, and that is Sobriety.

Take that Single Step, and keep heading for that light ahead of you, and with your determination you will catch up to the light and will see a  new and brighter life that has been waiting for your arrival.

God Bless To All!