Thursday, March 31, 2011

How To Find Sobriety And Stay Sober

Wanting and finding sobriety can be difficult for many that are addicted to alcohol, but it is not impossible.  For myself, living in a addicted world of alcoholism was a tough life in some ways , but in other ways I learned a lesson, the lesson of life and just how much life is worth when you come to close to losing everything in it.

Sobriety was the last thing I ever thought I would find, because I was so addicted to alcohol that it was a huge part of my everyday life.  As I became older and wiser I realized that what I was doing not only to myself, but everyone that was a part of my life was wrong and certainly unhealthy in every aspect of my addiction to alcohol.

I was hurting so many people in my life and never even realized it because I was living in that little world we all call denial.  I never saw the damage and the hurt I put on people that loved and cared for me because I was blinded by my addiction to alcohol.

I wanted sobriety so bad but I always wondered how to find sobriety and stay sober.  In time all those thoughts started to take shape and it was time to take action on my actions.  too be able to stop drinking alcohol and start to live a normal life and enjoy all those that loved and cared for me. 


Back in October 2009 I finally surrendered to my inner demons and began to plan my new clean and sober life.  I stopped drinking alcohol and when I took that last drink I had to promise myself that if i were to be successful in my sobriety I must never pick up another alcohol drink again for the rest of my life.  Once I was fine with this promise to myself I began to keep my mind and body so busy that not a thought came about in my mind about drinking alcohol.

Don't get me wrong, in the beginning it was tough beings I drank alcohol everyday of the week for years, but by staying busy and writing about alcoholism keeps me sober. As each day and week passed it became easier and easier to deal with the absence of alcohol in my body.   My intent and my main goal in life than, and still is, is to spread the word to the world that anything is possible when you think it isn't, including finding your sobriety.

Life is wonderful now and if I would of known just how great life was being clean and sober then I would of quit drinking alcohol years ago, but the problem would of been, I wasn't ready to surrender to my addiction at that time.  You must want it and be okay with never drinking alcohol again (forever) and when that time can in my life everything just started to fall in place.  It fell in place because I was ready to be sober and live a life of sobriety, something I hadn't had for many many years in my life.

It has been 1 1/2 years since my last drink of alcohol and I have to say it has been the best 1 1/2 years of not only my life, but the rest of my families life as well.  The alcoholic seems to forget that the addiction to alcohol not only hurts themselves , but everyone that is close to the alcoholic such as your wife and children.

It had taken a lot of strength, determination, willingness and to come clean and sober, but it was really worth every bit of hard work to find my sobriety.  You too can do the same as I did if you truly want sobriety back into your life as I did.

Don't ever give up on yourself and always believe in yourself and know that what ever you set out to do in life you will be successful including finding your sobriety and staying sober forever.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Admitting That You Are An Alcoholic Is A Step In The Right Direction

One of the very first things in being able to achieve your sobriety is admitting that you are an alcoholic.

By admitting you are an alcohol is a step in the right direction in finding your sobriety and start to live a clean and sober life again.

In my personal opinion and my personal experiences with being addicted to alcohol is that admitting you are an alcoholic is somewhat a hard thing to admit or to swallow. The word seems so harsh, but it is the truth whether you want to admit it or not.

For myself and many alcoholics out in the world today, we all have a problem admitting that we have a addiction to alcohol and we tend to live in our own little world of denial. I know that I lived in denial for many of years and never wanted to admit I truly had an addiction to alcohol no matter who or what was said to me regarding my addiction to alcohol.

I can honestly say, I never thought I had any problem whatsoever. That my friends is truly living in denial, somewhere I never want to be again.

In October 2009, I finally saw the light and finally realize I was an addicted to alcohol for the first time in my life. What came over me one night change my life forever.

I was sitting in my garage drinking my beer all alone as usual, when all of the sudden a voice can into my head. I heard the voice of God and him giving me a second chance in life. Now it was up to me me to listen and obey or ignore the voice and continue down the road to self destruction.

Or course, I listened to my God as he spoke with a calm and serene whisper in my head. He was given me a chance to get out of the denial that I was in and given my a second chance at life before it would be too late. I never experienced anything like this in my life. This whisper from God changed my life forever and I have been clean and sober since that night in October 2009.

It takes a real strong person to be able to admit that he/she is an alcoholic and when they finally admit it, they also ask for the help they will need to get their lives back to sobriety and start living a clean and sober again.

So, I you think you might be addicted to alcohol, take that first step and admit it to yourself and get out of the denial you have lived in for so long. You won't be sorry, believe me, I admitted I was addicted to alcohol and I did something about so that I may live a longer and healthier life.

The voice of God has stood by my side each and everyday giving me the strength and the willpower to stay sober. Taking each day one at a time is the best thing I could have done. I used to count the hours and then days being sober and look now, I am counting the years. I have been sober for a year and one half and it seems like it has only been a few months.

You will see for yourself that your life will improve in every aspect as you stay clean and sober. For me, my life is just about perfect now. My marriage is wonderful, when before, I would say it was ready to hit rock bottom, as I was, if I didn't stop drink alcohol.

Give sobriety a chance, and give your own life a second chance at living a clean and sober life, you won't be sorry.