Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* In a recursive reasoning seems valid under his influence. Instead of a glass of wine at night to help me sleep, I drink water, and that goes, I do not always sleep like wine occasional sleeplessness but when I'm The next day, even tired, I really prefer not to feel the side effects of the toxin in my body. This makes the day a lot better. Temperance is not really the virtue it was, but I realize that temperature is good for the body and the mind.
* As your body gets rid of alcohol, you will feel a sharp withdrawal - unpleasant. Alcoholics can experience particularly difficult recoveries, and professional help is recommended for them. Regardless, the benefits of quitting drinking will soon be known. Even if that does not seem to be the case, the acute withdrawal stage of the recovery period is the beginning of something awesome. Withdrawal symptoms are proof that your body is healing.
* And I began to realize that I was using wine, cider, or craft beer to get out of it, to make me numb against everything, even the least. And I remembered what my counseling teacher once said all addictions begin as a coping mechanism. So I resigned. I finished the bottle of wine that I received as a gift, and I have not been drinking for about a month. My mind is clear. I suddenly see all the societal and cultural things you have named, and I regret them.
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* But I had some spiritual uplifts in my life when God showed up to me, so I was not skeptical or incredulous ... I thought, okay God, I know that you want me to be with you and be better myself. I drink from 1 to several glasses a day. I sometimes leave for a week or a month just to do it. I'm not an alcoholic or I do not have one, but usually I like 2 or 3, or 4. I have an essential tremor, and alcohol is the only thing that makes me finally feel calm.
* In my life, when it comes to the dawn of change, we may have the impression that God is pressing something in my life. As if to say, "Here, this place, this one, stay here for a moment. I want to lean on it. There have been other habits or addictions or sins or tramps in my life as I followed Jesus. I'm always happy for that. This has been the source of a lot of transformation in my life something that was good does not suddenly become-okay and inside, there is an invitation to more shalom, more peace, more hope, more love, more confidence, more completeness.
* I felt lighter, more free, when I did not celebrate "it's five o'clock somewhere." I'm not saying I'll never have another cocktail, but it will not be more a thing of the day. For all the reasons you write above. Beautiful. To post. I like the sincere rawness ... Thank you for having the courage to stop. Thank you for being brave enough to share. Your obedience helps us to obey too.
* When reading this, I thought why, if it's "freedom" to drink ... is not it also "freedom" not to do it? I find it very liberating not to do it! I had a lot of experience of opposing childhood - a family with several generations of alcoholics. My mother made me my first margarita shortly after turning 18 years old. I have a cousin in recovery, a brother who is currently out of the wagon, and many other parents actively hooked.
Alcoholism is commonly misunderstood, but is also a very serious issue all across the globe. What causes some people to become alcoholics and not others?