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* This leads to madly out of control blood sugar levels, which over time can lead to type II diabetes. Blood sugar levels are often normalized when alcohol is no longer a factor - in studies, they have been shown to fall as high as 16 percent. The National Cancer Institute has linked excessive alcohol consumption to an increased risk of several cancers, including mouth, liver, breast, bowel and rectal cancer.
* Cognitive Dissonance if you do not do it. deeply personal now. And deeply legal and tragic later. Quitting coffee does not require practically any conviction. The abandonment of alcohol is a moral, social, financial, legal and spiritual imperative. Do not be reduced or excused. Beauty is its own values coincide with the gods and she was lucky enough to solve it in a personal spiritual way. No because it's a sin.
* I do not want to be part of it. I do not judge anyone who drinks moderately as their conscience allows. But like you, I feel frustrated when fellow Christians feel sorry for me as if my faith was the week because I am a litterist. It's quite the opposite. I know that God made wine and that goes for some. But I chose the higher way out of love for drug addicts or young people. We are called to be holy and set apart.
* I just went through candy bags. Starburst, jujubes and all that is sour. I also went to Soda, which was a great replacement for calories for beers. It lasted about a month. When did you start running, did not you? I drank to cure my anxiety. But my anguish did not really dissipate after my arrest. One day, I mowed the lawn and was anxious, and I just felt the urge to run. I did not act on it, but the next night I felt the urge again, and I went.
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* But, I'm just wondering how many young people are influenced to drink alcohol because their parents are "not lactic", who could then become "one" who can not exit. Thank you again for this sweet, affectionate and honest testimony. Ron, thank you very much for writing this essay. I too stopped drinking. There was no ultimatum, accident or incident. I just knew that God wanted me to stop, but my voluntary sobriety won every time.
* I was surprised by the recoil I would receive from the believers who were now walking in "freedom" that I did not drink ... they just assumed I was walking in bondage ... but it was really freedom for me. During all these years, I have seen more and more drinking being part of all social gatherings ... I do not want to judge ... that just makes me think .. . Why? I like your comments, being a teenager in the '70s when the alcohol was cool, if you got it for everyone you were cool, then I saw the change afterwards the 70s, 80s and 90s blown.
* I think this personal story has increased the volume of an almost imperceptible voice in my own heart. I feel the invitation. Thank you for your wisdom, your honesty and your clarity in this slippery conversation. God protect you. I poured my remaining wine into the sink after reading this post, and I have not been drinking for a month. Thank you for spending the help of the Holy Spirit.
* Prolonged alcohol use and abuse can negatively impact your brain. According to research, the most important impact of alcohol is on areas of the brain that are essential for learning and controlling impulses. Although some of these changes may be permanent, especially for those who abuse alcohol for a prolonged period, there is hope. According to the National Institutes of Health, abstaining from alcohol for several months to a year can lead to a partial correction of some of the structural changes in the brain caused by alcohol and can also negate the effects of alcohol.