Friday, February 1, 2013

What Is Stopping You From Achieving Sobriety ?

Too many people that are addicted to alcohol want a better life, but really have no idea where to start, or may be afraid of becoming clean and sober.  What is stopping you from achieving sobriety?  Do you have any idea what the problem may be, or are you living in denial and just don't want to admit you have a drinking problem?

If you are one of those people that are living in denial, you had better take a good hard look at your life and the lives surrounding you that love and care for you.

You are not only hurting your self by living in denial, but you are destroying other lives on the way to your self-destruction.  As you look into the eyes of your spouse, your children or even your parents, think to yourself what you love more.  A bottle of liquid that will sooner or later kill you, or the people looking in your eyes that love and care so much for you and want the best for you.  They want you to live a long and healthy life, in which you will not if you don't get out of the denial you are living in and get sobriety back into your life again.

So the huge question to you is, "what is stopping you from changing your life and achieving long term sobriety?"

  • Is it that you are simply afraid of change?
  • Is that you are afraid of what your drinking buddies will think of you if you stopped drinking alcohol?
  • Are you afraid of how your body will react with the abstinence of alcohol?
  • Are you in so much denial that you think you have no drinking problem whatsoever?
  • Do you think you will be bored without drinking alcohol everyday?
  • Do you think you would not be able to get along in life without your crutch?
So do any of the above ring a bell to you at all?  I bet they do as they did for me when I wanted to finally surrender to my addiction to alcohol back in October 2009.

I never thought in a million years I would be able to stop drinking alcohol, but I sure fooled myself, and the reason I was able to beat my addiction to alcohol was that I had a positive attitude and keep telling myself that I would conquer this addiction I had once and for all, and make sobriety a part of my life once again.

***You can do the same thing if you have it in your heart and soul, and have the willingness, desire and the determination to change you life and get clean and sober.***

Believe me, sure it was a hard road in the beginning, but as time passed by, each day got easier and easier to be able live without alcohol in my life and it will be the same for you.  Try sobriety, you might just love it as I have the last three years and going strong.

  • Believe in yourself.
  • Love yourself enough to make a change in your life, and in the lives of those that love and care about you.
  • Be proud of your accomplishment.
  • Don't be embarrassed of your addiction.
  • Ask for the help you need in order to get clean and sober and have long term sobriety in your life.
  • If you feel as if you can not get sober by yourself then get the Professional help you need to make sobriety happen.
  • Keep a Positive Attitude at all times.
  • Never stop believing in yourself.
  • Don't let anyone or anything stop you from achieving your sobriety.
  • If you wind up losing your drinking buddies, then so be it.
  • Stay clear of all the places and people that may influence you about drinking alcohol.
Best of luck to all those that want to change their lives and get clean and sober.

Here are a few links of other sites I write on regarding my experiences with alcohol and way I have found that helped me get and stay sober.


  1. So it is true that aside from alcohol rehab centers, one must have to help himself to better achieve full recovery.

    1. kris Lau -Thanks for the comment and yes if you are not willing to help yourself first than you will have a hard time achieving anything in life and that includes sobriety.


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