In his new memoir, the actor shares some of the half-baked pitches he heard from people who wanted to reboot The Karate Kid — years before Cobra Kai came along. And now I’m home, with nothing to do, but unpack and ease back into my day to day life. I’ve been riding high for two weeks on adrenaline, feeling so deeply involved in what I’m doing and what’s happening that I haven’t had a chance to worry about anything. But here’s the flip side of that coin – it only sucks when I view it that way. Because in every challenge, there is also an opportunity for growth.

I’m often reminded of how being “just sober” sucks. I have half a decade without drugs and alcohol, but sometimes I’m more miserable than I ever was when I was getting high. The difference between then and now is that I have tools to get back to true freedom–where all the nonsense I am putting myself through mentally has no validity. It is not the mere fact that I am away from mind-altering substances, but it is because of the spiritual actions that can free my mind from itself.

Sucks Being Sober

My story, the people and activities I talk about are very personal. These are passed along not to glorify myself, but it is done to document and better explain what being a drunk and sobering up is like.

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We would walk around the plant, listen to their bullshit about that brewery’s history for an hour, then get tanked out of our skull afterwards. They would let us sit there and have as much free beer as we could drink after the tour. I would’ve never left except that the lounge closed at 8pm. Despite feeling that I have been dealt an abundance of bad luck, I realize that I’ve lived a pretty charmed existence.

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When I step back to look at my life, I have to admit that I have been blessed with my fair share of good luck. My life is probably far less interesting and exciting than that of oh, say, a celebrity, rock star, porn star, sports hero, really rich person or a Catholic priest. But it is also far more thrilling and rewarding than a lot of others.

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They would laugh at the goofy faces I would make, then they would offer me another swig. Thank God that I eventually learned how to belch properly. I’m certainly not sobriety sucks blaming those people for me becoming an alcoholic. I became an alcoholic because of geo-psycho-social reasons. Geographically I lived in a community of drinkers.

Being sober sucks.

I don’t have unnecessary debt and unnecessary drama in my life. Active addiction is very life-narrowing. It is also a very shallow existence, because your sole “purpose” in life is to get the next fix. I feel that one of my strongest attributes is my ability to accept that where I am today is a result of what I did yesterday. It’s a simple way of saying that I am responsible for all of the good and bad choices I have made.

Every time you pour another glass of Yellow Tail wine, Crown, Cuervo, Bombay, Captain, virtually any alcohol – I get paid! Think about that the next time you drink – you’re giving your money to an asshole like me.

Sober sucks

You feel like a kid and you just wanna play and be carefree and the truth is that deep down you’re scared shitless. Reach out to a loved one when you’re feeling down. When the smallest things could mesmerize you? From being outside sweaty, running around and playing with bugs in the mud, to laughing at farts and wrestling with your friends. There is such a calm presence with children because they haven’t yet been mentally affected by themselves. They don’t care about yesterday or tomorrow.

sucks to be sober

I won’t bullshit you – this won’t be easy – in fact it’ll be real fucking hard – almost too hard at times. I had thought that quitting drinking would be a piece of cake once I decided to do it.

Good news you can grow up without being a “grownup.” Get yourself to about a hundred AA meetings and see first hand that people have FUN sober. See that they have friends and love and all the stuff you really want and they have it without alcohol. You have already accomplished so much by choosing to stop using drugs and committing to sobriety.

  • Getting sober through the help and community I found in AA is maybe the only reason I didn’t drink myself into chronic illness or death.
  • That’s a lot of shit to have to deal with and change.
  • I’m not blaming my friends or the media.
  • Regardless of the situation, being a victim never kept someone in recovery.

Well, just like most timeshares, you talk yourself into it. At first it seems like a good idea – a fun place to hang out at a great price. But then, just like most timeshares, you get stuck with it and you have to go there whether you want to or not. Then you try to get out of the deal, but you’re committed – you’re invested too deep, you can’t even give the fuckin’ thing away. Next thing you know it’s costing you more than you ever imagined.