Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* But, I'm very glad you shared that none of these things really happened. Thank you. Ron, thank you for your words. God knew exactly what I needed to hear today ... and that was your essay. Thank you. I am a 43 year old pastor and your story alcohol and cynicism is almost identical to mine. I stopped almost two yearsthere are years, after about a year of the Holy Spirit gently, but constantly inviting me to stop.
* I did a lot of really poorchoices that have had a profound impact on my life. I stopped drinking for a while because I was tired of the mess, but I eagerly desired the ease of others. I wanted a glass of wine while I was painting, or a cocktail with friends. So I started drinking again. It took me a long time to get to the point where I could admit that I was not like the others. I could not have a drink once in a while.
* But I noticed how much I'm attached to always having something to drink. It's usually tea, or homemade lemonade, with honey instead of sugar. Nothing wrong with comfort, but ifWhen you start comforting things, you do not really do their job anymore. I love it ... written beautifully ... no conviction ... I grew up in an addicted family ... and like your parents, I gave everything about 40 years ago when I found Jesus.
* You can also calculate the sobriety time of all your friends. Wow, I had no idea that there were so many apps for that. I guess I just did not think about watching. Thank you for putting this list together, I will certainly share it with some people who, I know, would benefit! Health Triggr is also a general, research-based application that is particularly good for young people. I use the Results Walrus app, it gives medals for dry days, trajectories of dry days, both weekly or monthly, and others.
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* Some damage can be reversed, while others can not. It is important to know which effects can not be reversed over time and those who can. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Abstaining from alcohol over several months to a year can allow structural changes in the brain to partially correct. Abstinence can also help reverse the negative effects on thinking skills, including problem solving, memory and attention.
* High doses of alcohol suppress the ability to multiply white blood cells, inhibit the action of killer white blood cells on cancer cells and decrease the ability of macrophages to produce tumor necrosis factors. No longer hangover as you get older, your body begins to become less effective at breaking down a hangover causing toxins. For those who have experienced a terrible hangover, we do not really need to say it here. It's just not worth it.
* "That's what I did for myself! I had finished!!! Almost gone, I walked away from this desire, full of joy, without hope since this morning, for any alcohol! I too am well with others who choose to drink alcohol, but for me, I choose not to do so. Work your own salvation with fear and trembling by listening to the Holy Spirit. For me, I like my choice and I like to follow this conviction that I had.
* This is rarely the case. Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of diabetes, gallstones, and coronary artery disease. Slight to moderate consumption appears to be beneficial for the heart and circulatory system, which reduces the risk of heart failure by 25% to 40%. cerebral vascular accident. And there have been several studies showing that drinkers - even heavy drinkers - actually survive to people who do not drink. We see titles like this one every time a new study is published, which seems quite often, judging by what you now find online.
* And why, even among adults who are not fundamentalists, alcohol always smells of transgression, which is part of what makes it "mowed". I'm joking about mum's wine, and I can not wait for the release at the Christian conference that makes me and my friends freer, smarter than those righteous Christians of yesteryear who would never participate. I just love you, sweet Ron - your true honest heart. You give me old enough, be your mother such hope.
* This first day you go without drinking, especially if you have been drinking every day, will probably be filled with cravings for alcohol. For some, cravings can last for weeks, months or years, depending on the amount and regularity of alcohol use before quitting. If you are a heavy drinker, you can not be out of the woods after 48 hours. Between 48 and 72 hours, it is usually when "delirium tremens" appears for some.
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