Thursday, December 8, 2011

Learning How To Live Clean And Sober

When someone has an addiction to alcohol, learning how to live clean and sober is the last thing on their mind until something horrible happens in their life that just may change it forever.

Learning to live clean and sober takes some real determination and willingness to stay clean.  It won't be easy, but anything good in life needs some work put forth in order to achieve what you are out to accomplish and in this case sobriety is what we are looking to achieve.

Once you have taken that most important first step, which is admitting you are an alcoholic and need help is when you will start on your journey to recovery.  The biggest thing is wanting to be clean and sober and not getting sober because you are forced into it by a family member or possibly the law enforcement.

You need to want it for yourself and no one else.  You are the one that has this decision to make and no one else. You decide how you want to live your life, whether it be living drunk each day and abusing alcohol or living your life clean and sober.  It is your choice only.  You decide your own destiny in life, and always remember that.

No one forced you to start drinking alcohol, so you must try your hardest to change your life and live it clean and sober.  You are missing out on so many things in life being addicted to alcohol.

Learning to live sober is as easy as you want to make it.  If you are going to beat yourself up and feel sorry for yourself that you can't drink, and all your so called drinking friends are pounding them down, then you have to do a little growing up my friends.

Whats more important in life, living everyday of your life in a drunken state and missing out on what life is really about or just getting clean and sober once and for all and forgetting about the addiction that sooner or later will take your or someones life.  You can bank on something happening that all could be avoided if you have the strength and the willpower to find your own sobriety.


  • I continue to stay busy physically and mentally each and everyday.
  • I write articles on living clean and sober almost everyday to help others suffering from an addiction to alcohol.
  • I keep a positive attitude towards my sobriety and living a clean and sober life.
  • I look towards my future and the dreams and goals I can now achieve being sober.
  • You need to start eating right and try to fit exercise into your daily life.
  • Drink plenty of the best liquid in the world and that is Water.
  • Take up a hobby that you always wanted to do and pursue it.
There are so many things that can keep you busy and help you remain sober.  It is your place to figure out what works best for you.  Each person that has an addiction to alcohol and wants to get clean and sober needs to really sit down alone and sober and start your recovery process in your own mind and what steps to take in order to live sober and stay sober.

You learned to love alcohol and be addicted to it, and now it's time to learn to live a sober and much happier life.  Don't cut yourself short, you can get sober and it's all up to you and you only.

Think positive and you will achieve sobriety back into your life and believe me you won't be sorry you did.

Alcoholism In A Family

It is a wonderful thing to have a great family life with each person loving and caring for each other, but when you have alcoholism in a family it can be a horrible life for all involved.   No one wants to live where there is constant pressure and worry of what the alcoholic may do next.

Is the alcoholic a Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in your family?  Do you still love them the same when drunk verses sober?  Can the alcoholic in your family see that they are causing harm not only to them self, but the entire family that loves and cares for he/she?

When you have an alcoholic in a family many people tend to walk on egg shells while being around the person that is addicted to alcohol. Some people are scared to death that they might say something wrong when around the alcoholic.  We have to watch every word said for the fear of upsetting the alcoholic and he/she may just may go from sociable to unbearable within minutes, just by saying one thing wrong or saying something that the alcoholic doesn't want to hear.


What do you think our children are thinking when seeing their parent or parents drinking alcohol each and everyday?  What kind of role model are we to these innocent children?  Why do the alcoholics only seem to think of them self and not what the are showing and teaching these children?

By are children seeing the alcoholic drinking alcohol each day, they will in their later years think drinking alcohol is okay to do because after all, my parents did it everyday when I was young and still do to this day.  I have heard those words so many times in my life, and to think I was one of those alcoholics that did drink everyday in front of my own innocent children.

Thinking back over two years ago when I finally stopped drinking alcohol and got out of the denial in lived in for so long, I feel a shamed and embarrassed of the addiction I had all through the young years of my children growing up and watching daddy drink alcohol each and everyday.

I always wondered, and still do to this day what was going through their minds as young children.  Did they think it was okay to drink, just because they did look up to me and I was their father?  I guess being they didn't know any better they just went along and excepted the way I was being an alcoholic in their family.

Man, I wish so bad I could turn back the hands of time and live those young years of my children clean and sober.  Every alcoholic probably thinks the same way, but the addiction had got us and we were helpless to our demons.  The demons ran our lives the way they wanted us to live being addicted to their fuel, which is the alcohol.

I write these articles as many other people that were addicted to alcohol have in hopes to help those now addicted and need and want to get clean and sober.  Many ex-drinkers have websites or blogs to help those in need of help to surrender to their addiction to alcohol.

When someone wants help to get sober and doesn't know where to turn they head to the computer and Google, alcohol addiction, sobriety, alcohol, quit drinking alcohol and so many other keywords in hopes that one website will help them get sober once and for all. 

As for myself, I did the exact thing when I wanted to get clean and sober and find my sobriety, so I search the web and found my savior and the big reason I am sober today.  The website was called Spiritual River and I have to tell you between what I had learned by the articles in that site and my pure determination and my positive attitude I was able to get sober and remain sober and I have to say, staying sober is the biggest challenge of all, but I you have in you and the willingness and desire to stay sober then you will stay sober no matter what life throws at you each day.

So the big thing here is, if you are a person that has alcoholism in your family then be supportive to the alcoholic and offer the help they need, but never enable them, only assist them in their quest to hopefully get clean and sober.