Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* 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.
* This is partly because alcohol consumption affects neurotransmitterst are involved in the mood, such as serotonin. There may also be underlying problems for which alcohol has been used for self-medication. Often, experiences and emotions that have been ignored during alcohol consumption come to the surface after stopping drinking. During this time, it may be helpful to seek individual or group counseling to manage these emotions and experiences.
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* My friends understood, and many of them talked about the times they chose not to drink or their current philosophy of "staying dry during the week" to be a little brighter in the morning before work . Although it is not difficult to live without alcohol in general, this moment of departure at social events where others start to drink was the most difficult part. That's when I felt this clue - that awakening - that told me it was time to have a drink and relax.
* Whether you use an online support group, attend meetings or seek individual advice, it is possible to stop drinking for everyone. If you are a moderate drinker, you may be able to leave your own without too much trouble. If you are a regular or heavy drinker, however, you may find this much more difficult. Internal and external triggers may cause you to want to start drinking again. Regardless of your current level of alcohol consumption, there are many resources available if you want to stop, including a state-by-state resource guide.
* My husband will sometimes have a drink like 3x / month or more. We have alcohol in the house that has not been touched for months - and our 17-year-old daughter does not want to drink, it's a blessing Ron, I love everything you share here and how you say it. I appreciate how you can make a point without judgment and full of grace. I think of it often as someone who does not drink either.
* Whenever you reach a recovery milestone, Nomo puts a chip to celebrate your success and keep you motivated. You can track the time and money saved on the app, as well as share your successes and new chips on social media. Your sobriety clock can also be shared with your accountability partner, so they can check your situation and see how long you have been clean. AlcoDroid is an application that tracks alcohol consumption and can be used as a drink journal and calculator to determine alcohol levels.
* I read this article and literally felt that I was reading my own story and thoughts about it. Thank you for being moved and thank you for a beautifully written article! God bless you, you and your family! Hey, hello there. So ... that dissertation about dropping alcohol seemed to touch a nerve with a lot of people, huh? I'm grateful for that - it's a conversation we must have, it seems. But here's the thing now I want to come back to something with you all.
We all want to see our children reach their full potential. That’s why no one should supply alcohol to under 18s. Under 18. No alcohol. The safest choice.