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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Thursday, March 31, 2011
I have been married for 31 years to a beautiful lady and the love of my life. I write articles on The Clean Life Blog, HubPages and my newest blog Crushing Alcohol Addiction regarding alcohol addiction and ways that I have found that helped me to Get and Stay Clean and Sober. I want people that have an addiction to alcohol to realize there is always hope for sobriety if you truly want to change your life and live it healthy, happy and sober.
Hopefully the lessons I have learned by stopping drinking will help those that want to help themselves.