Friday, July 10, 2015

Does Life Get Any Easier While In Recovery

Many people that have had an addiction to alcohol/drugs and surrendered to their addiction ask themselves, "does life get any easier while in recovery?"

As for myself, I stopped drinking alcohol back in October of 2009.  Times were really tough, but I brought a lot of those bad times on my own with the addiction to alcohol I had.  I often wondered while I drank, "can life be better than this life I now lead being an alcoholic?"

To tell you the truth, yes it is so much better living a life of sobriety, but the problems I had back when I drank alcohol still exist.  Financial problems still are there, but the only difference is, now being sober, is that I can handle them much better than when I drank.

So many people in our world are struggling trying to just make ends meet, and living pay check to pay check.  I feel sorry for all those that have to live that sort of life.  I have always said, " if I had a choice of being financially set, or have my health, I would always choose my health, and that is exactly what I have.

I have no money even though I work full time and struggle each week trying to make ends meet just as millions of other people around the world do, but I have great health and that is so much more important than being financially secure.

Maybe one day my life and all those people that are struggling now will get a bit easier.  Recovery is a struggle each and everyday, not only for me, but all those struggling with me and trying to stay sober each and everyday.

One day at a time so they say, but when you and I struggle with life itself you tend to get that urge to drink to hopefully ease the pain of what you are going through,, but you and I know for a fact drinking alcohol will never ever solve a thing in life, in fact it will be worse than ever.

You and I just have to hang in there and live life one day at a time and never let your life's problems make you go back to that horrible life we once had while being addicted to alcohol or drugs.

Things will get better when we least expect it to happen.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Struggling With The Early Months Of Recovery

Back in October of 2009 I finally surrendered to the demons that ran my life. I was struggling with the early months of recovery, but knew I could never give in because, if I did, I felt it was only going to be harder to get to the point of surrendering again.

My mind was made up and I had to go through with it once and for all and not let anything or anyone stand in my way of my new life of sobriety.

In the very beginning I thought I was going to go nuts having no alcohol in my body.  As you may know when someone drinks alcohol everyday, year after year, it is very hard to just say goodbye to something that has been a huge part of the alcoholics life.

I started off changing my attitude in life and making it 100 percent positive, instead of being that negative person, continuing to say why me?  Why doesn't anything ever go right for me?

I had to get out of this horrible addiction to alcohol and start to live a normal life, and to have my family get back to normal as well, considering they all put up with my drinking for many years.

The first day of my sobriety was pure hell.  I had no idea what to do with myself, and to be perfectly honest, I didn't even know if I could get through these early days of recovery.  I was told by many of my friends that have been sober for some time that the beginning would be tough, but everyday that goes by would get easier.

The first day, and the weeks thereafter, I prayed for night time to come fast so that I could get in bed and fall a sleep.  I knew at least if I was sleeping I would be safe from the urges and temptation to drink alcohol.

My friends told me it would get easier, and they were right.  As long as I didn't cheat and sneak a drink, and stayed strong willed to make this sobriety in my life happen, I would make it through the toughest part of the early months of recovery.

For anyone that has an addiction to alcohol, I suggest you really should think about giving your addiction up and start a fresh life of sobriety.  I never thought I would be able to do it, and I did, and so can you!

If you have the willpower, the determination, and the willingness to change your life, sobriety will happen, and that goes for anything in life.

It has been over 5 years that I have been clean and sober and I praise myself each and everyday for being able to beat my demons once and for all.

Now I can go to bars, restaurants that serve alcohol, weddings, parties and really anywhere that alcohol is being served and it doesn't bother me one bit.

Just a short note,, I heard just today, which I never knew, that being an alcoholic cuts your life short by 26 years!!  Is drinking that poison really worth losing 26 years off your life?

Think about that.... and it just may change your mind, your families life, and save your own life as well.


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Living Sober In 2015 And Thereafter

Listening to my music  and writing each night to help others realize there is HOPE for
anyone that wants to live sober.

Living sober in 2015 and thereafter is what many alcoholic should focus on.  If you truly want to change your life for the better, please think about stopping the drinking and get yourself out of denial and start living sober in 2015 and thereafter.

Granted, for any alcoholic, thinking of living sober is something they never thought they would ever be able to do in their life ever again, but that is not true at all.

I am an alcoholic, but back over 5 years ago I surrendered to the demons that ran and almost ruined my life.  I too never thought I could ever live a sober life again, but I proved myself and everyone else wrong.

Once I got out of the denial I was living in and made up my mind I wanted my sobriety back in my life and then promised myself, if I go through with stopping drinking it has to be forever and not for a month or two.  It has to be ALL or NOTHING!

Do not say "I think I will just drink on weekends and special occasions."  No, that will never work for any alcoholic.  It has to all or nothing.  I made my mind up, as you should do also, and make that change from being an alcoholic to a clean and sober person.

Believe me it won't be easy to give up something such as alcohol.  The one thing that you lived for each day.  The one thing that gave you that buzz and made you feel you were on top of the world when you were drunk.

You crave that alcohol as soon as you opened your eyes in the morning and couldn't wait to get that first drink of the day in you.  I too so remember this cravings and urges to have alcohol in me each and everyday of the year.

It will be hard, but anything in life that is positive and good for you doesn't come easy.  It depends on how bad you want to live sober.  If you have the willingness and the desire to change your life for the better then you will be able to conquer this addiction to alcohol you have and live and sober and healthy life once more.

You will never be sorry for this change in your life.  I know for me, it was the best thing I'd ever done for myself and my family as well.  You won't be sorry trust me!  Remember alcohol has one purpose and that is to get you drunk, ruin your life, and others lives, and eventually kill you in the end. That is the job alcohol has.  It doesn't discriminate whatsoever.  You can be rich, poor, male or female, it doesn't matter to alcohol.  Alcohol is out to kill you!  Don't let something like alcohol ruin that one and only life you have.


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