Saturday, December 27, 2014

What Can Help Me To Stop Drinking Alcohol?

Young and Healthy in my Teens

40 years later SOBER and Healthy once more writing to help others.

"What can help me to stop drinking alcohol" was a question I asked myself time and time again, and I am very sure millions of alcoholics all over the world ask the same question to themselves.

The problem is that we the alcoholics continue to live in denial even though we want to stop drinking, and know we need to stop drinking, we are not strong enough, or have the willingness to change our life.

When anyone has had alcohol in his/her life for so long it is very hard to just say goodbye to something they love, and something they need in their everyday life.  If you don't drink alcohol you will never know the feeling of letting something go that is a huge part of an alcoholics life.

Getting back to what can help me to stop drinking alcohol.  Well, for me when I thought about stopping drinking once and for all these were the things that helped me to stop drinking alcohol.  I hope some of the statements I make here will help in you to return to a life of sobriety and leave your addiction to alcohol behind.

  1. I sat down (being completely sober) and thought to myself, where is my life headed if I continued to drink and abuse alcohol?  The answer I came up with was I would have bad health and possibly death in my future due to the addiction to alcohol I had.
  2. I looked at my parents, wife and my children and thought how I was not only hurting myself, but hurting the very ones that loved and cared for me. 
  3. I knew my life was going nowhere fast except downhill to rock bottom.
  4. I looked at all the money I spent on alcohol and deprived my family of things just to buy alcohol and support my addiction.
  5. I looked in the mirror and saw a person that didn't look anything like the person I knew years ago.
  6. My mental outlook on life was nothing but negative, and my physical appearance was horrible.
  7. I didn't want to go into a Rehab. Center because I thought I could get sober on my own. (Going cold turkey is what I did , even though it really wasn't a safe way to get and stay sober and I would recommend other alcoholics to look into a Treatment Center to have the Professional help they would need to have a safe and healthy detox, and not do as I did.
  8. I simply got sick and tired of being sick and tired, and knew deep down inside something had to be done to change my life and the lives that loved and cared for me.
I found out in the end there was only one thing that could help me to get and sober, and that was ME.  I was the only person that could help me.  You have to want sobriety so bad in your life you are willing to do anything to make it a reality.

In all honesty leaving my addiction to alcohol behind wasn't all that bad.  Sure it was hard in the beginning.  I thought I was going to go nuts without a drink in my hand, but as time went by everyday got easier, and as the days and weeks went by I began to get a real life back.

Today as I write this I have been clean and sober for over 5 years and I write every night in hope to help others that are suffering from an addiction to alcohol. Take MASSIVE ACTION to make sobriety be a part of your life once more.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sober 2015 New Years Coming Soon - Will You Break ?

Well, in one week we will all be celebrating another New Years. The years fly by so fast, and for me, it will be one more sober New Years.

Sober 2015 New Years coming soon.  Will you break, or will you be strong enough to say no one more time?  For all of us alcoholics that used to drink like there was no tomorrow on New Years and in fact, everyday of the year, we need to stay strong and not let anyone or anything make us break and take that sip of alcohol no matter what day it is during the years and that includes New Years.

For me, if I took one sip of alcohol and got that taste on my tongue I would be doomed.  I truly think it would be the same for millions of alcoholics that have gotten clean and sober.

I am not about to take that chance and I would highly recommend anyone that has found his/her sobriety not to take that chance either.  It is truly NOT worth what the outcome would be.  If you happen to break, or as I call it, RELAPSE, YOU WILL NOT forgive yourself!

I can not imagine how I would feel if I took that drink on New Years, because that one drink will indeed lead to one more and then possibly all night of drinking, because you would probably think to yourself, "I drank already so what is the difference between one drink and many in the same night?" The damage is done!

For me, I would be so disappointed in myself, not to say how disappointed our family, spouses, children, etc. would feel after you and I have done so well with your sobriety over the years.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to drink and party away celebrating the New Years 2015, but I know I can not have one drink.  I know my body, and how I am, so why take that chance?

Please, if you feel the urge to drink while at a 2015 New Years party, STOP and think what you are about to do to yourself before you take that sip of alcohol. If you are strong enough the urge will pass!

So in ending, I want to wish everyone a Safe, Sober and Happy New Years.  And especially to all my Sober friends.  We live life everyday sober, and this New Years is NO different.  It is only another day of the year, with a title to it.  It is no different than all the other days of the year we live sober.

Think before you drink my friends!  Everyone of us SOBER men and ladies can have just as much fun on New Years, Sober, in fact, this will be my 5th Sober New Years and I have a blast at each one of them and I will have a blast this New Years 2015 and wake up the next morning remembering the evening, and with NO HANGOVER!

God Bless each and every person on Earth.  Be strong and say NO to Alcohol and Drugs.