Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* As if you deserved a medal or something like that. I grew up with alcoholics, my mother drinks another 2 bottles of wine a day. So, in my world, I deserve a medal. I find it interesting when people who do not have a drinking problem are quick to judge those who do it ... even our spouses. This essay could have been written about me. I read it when a friend posted it. It was personally a conviction for me and it made me make some changes.
* Oh my ... as someone who is recovering, and a christian, and a mom ... I am always amazed by the way I hear these stories and universality. Of all this I made this word, I think, but it's the only one that suits you. Your message is very useful, thank you. Even for those of us who are alcoholics - still so useful because we need to know that Christianity has its place in this conversation. I thought so often that it was not the case and when I became sober and I started to write and talk about it - well, let's just say it's an invitation to have in our churches! Thank you my sister! What a great article!
* 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.
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* I greatly appreciate your sensitivity to the community of recovery. And yes, there may be some freedom, but is it a good idea? A question that is worth asking - and God. What a loving thing to do in solidarity with your son, Ron - who blessed me. Wow, you write exquisitely. I am totally in touch with what you have written. I stopped drinking more than a year ago, and I had many of the same excuses, reasons and justifications.
* You have a better chance of ending your dependency if you are never exposed to treatment programs or 12-step programs. Clean up and there is no evidence-based re-adaptation, he says. "It's because no matter what you do, the whole concept of re-adaptation is flawed and unsupported by evidence." Says Dr. Mark Willenbring, former director of research on treatment and recovery at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alternet It's not easy, but you can stop drinking on your own, if you wish.
* Begin by drinking with friends to drink gradually alone and feel lonely in ourselves. It can become a vehicle by which we feed a void, a punishment and a penance. A kind of self-mortification socially accepted. It can certainly become anything. Stopping drinking is just part of the process of choice, "My sober, tempered self is fine and does not need to be empowered by another vehicle to be friendly or to have fun.
* Yup, as others have said, it's like you're in my head. Similar process I thought about it but I have not come to stop yet. I like what you say about conviction being more an invitation than a conviction. Last night, after having created this blog just before going to bed, I prayed that God would condemn me continually, invite me, until I make this conscious choice. to do what he had been courting me for a while.
* We try to eat nutritious food. If we receive coaching, we know we are working on our business. Are we going to ignore the elephant in the room that is currently dancing with a lampshade on the head and laugh a little too loud while telling jokes off-color? Are we claiming that artisanal beer or red wine is a health food because it is artisanal or full of antioxidant? As I discovered, the answer is not simple.
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