Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* If you have drunk alcohol regularly, your body will take note when it is gone. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, cravings are to be expected when your drinking behavior changes. The balance created by your body to adapt to the alcohol in your system will no longer exist. This first day you go without drinking, especially if you have been drinking every day, will probably be filled with cravings for alcohol.
* Know your "no" Have a "no thank you" prepared before you are offered a drink. I used to tell people - I do not have to work early, and you know how I am once I started. " It was enough to stop everything. You will need to deal with stressors at ground level. These things are immediate and profoundly personal. You need a plan. Do not worry, you will learn how to prepare for the problems you will encounter when you give up alcohol with the course.
* But in my heart I know it too much and I just want to quit and God wants me to resign. Me too. Yes, I can do it without any problem. I am a little obsessive-compulsive disorder and I do something every day, regularly, or I do not do it at all. Thank you very much for this post because it really encourages me to go with God and make a new path for me. I'm so sick of drinking. I'm done. Thank you.
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* And congratulations for your three years! A milestone to celebrate. It was a perfect timing. Thank you for your honesty. I like this post. I was raised in a deeply Christian, non-drinking family. My parents seemed snobbish in their faith that drinking was a fault of the soul. And so, even though I did not drink while growing up, I notice everything about alcohol in this childish way. I notice when people can not interact socially without drinking.
* The dependence on food abounds and so little is said about it that it has become acceptable, which breaks my heart for many people who are still struggling. So many mtgs to church, etc. use food as a "master piece". Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful and yet painfully honest story. That made me very happy and I am grateful for your openness! Really great writing, so happy a friend posted this on Facebook.
* We often prefer instant gratification. Stop drinking is no exception. The long-term benefits are to save your health and well-being anyway please note sarcasm, so here are 4 short-term benefits we can all relate to Abandoning alcohol must be a priority in your life. A partial commitment is a commitment to failure. Set rules and do not break them. Say no to the night, say no to selling on six-packs, and say no to the devil on your shoulder telling yourself it's just a drink.
* You assume full responsibility for your work. You are the "guardian" of your readers. It is very rare in these days of the same means and to transmit false news. I am particularly touched by your remark and I recognize that attending AA and NA / FA counseling and meeting appointments is "good and holy" because it is not not appearances that matter. Drink, etc. is not the sin but a symptom one of many of the sin.
* For me, it was simply a matter of quality. Your history of quitting drinking may be similar to Alcoholics Anonymous whenever the doors are open. It will look like appearing. It may sound like counseling. It may sound like a long road of reconciliation and forgiveness. This may look like creating a success plan. It can look like a network of support and accountability. It would be very sad for me if someone reads my essay and thinks.