Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I have no judgment on someone else's choice. The conviction is not a one size. After all, I was fine with alcohol for a long time until all of a sudden I was gone. For some people, drinking is just a drink and it's okay. But there are many people who know that a drink can be a deterrence, a distrust, a damage and a danger. I do not pretend to make decisions for anyone else. I am reluctant to take the role of the Holy Spirit in someone else's life.
* Negative effects and a high level of physical and mental well-being much higher, in fact, than the vast majority of people who abstain from alcohol for any reason . I guess the idea is to find the point where you love life and it does not negatively affect your well-being or those around you. Dear Ron, Thank you very much for sharing this. I know where you are from. I had 2 alcoholic parents.
* Growing up my father was an alcoholic. I drank a lot in adolescence, to the point of causing me trouble that I dare not speak here. When I gave my life to Christ at age 20, I stopped drinking. Some days, I think I would like a glass of wine or a beer, but I do not do it. My children adults now drink socially and that does not bother me. I liked the way this post is written. I have never seen my parents drink while growing up.
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* An unpleasant divorce thrown me into the overdrive and if I could get drunk every night I would have, but I could not tolerate it. So, it was pretty much every night. I rationalized all that. . I had a stable job, I usually preferred to drink alone so that nobody knew it and I continued to pretend that everything was fine. Somewhere along this broken road, I found Jesus. . . . the prodigal girl returning home with such relief. but I still kept my little secret.
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* There is no judgment to drink, but there is also no immunity against addiction. Your words are sweet and true. Thank you. So, I drink about 15 glasses a week beer, whiskey and occasional wine. Sometimes 20. I can stop when I feel like it when I have a cold, for example. I have a doctorate from a large university, I have always been employed and I was married 20 years with two wonderful children.
* Plan your answer and follow. If you have a friend or family member who is addicted to alcohol, we are here to help. Call 1-888-287-0471Who Answers?. If you think you are alcohol dependent and can not stop, it is important to ask for help and support. When you're drinking alcohol, leaving the cold turkey can lead to lifewithdrawal symptoms If you feel uncomfortable and can not stop, ask for professional help for the withdrawal process.
* We are growing in our new choices. I remember when I felt that the thumb pressed on my cynicism, for example. I had become so depressed about my cynicism, my know-all tendencies, my "but-but ..." when it came to everything I missed so much about life, kindness, hope and opportunity. I felt this challenge of the Holy Spirit for a year before I started seriouslylean toward healing, renewing hope in my life.
* If I do not drink soda or coffee, is it a spiritual thing? I hardly drink soda and I do not drink anything with coffee for reasons of health. I stopped the coffee two years ago without a spiritual crisis. And I do not need to explain myself to anyone. Protestant Christians have turned alcohol among other things into a big spiritual issue, whether they drink it or not. If we stop this, then we would not have all the trouble Ron quotes here where she feels like she could not give up as she would be left out or worried about what the others thought or felt that there was pressure to drink alcohol.
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