Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* Prolonged alcohol use and abuse can negatively impact your brain. According to research, the most important impact of alcohol is on areas of the brain that are essential for learning and controlling impulses. Although some of these changes may be permanent, especially for those who abuse alcohol for a prolonged period, there is hope. According to the National Institutes of Health, abstaining from alcohol for several months to a year can lead to a partial correction of some of the structural changes in the brain caused by alcohol and can also negate the effects of alcohol.
* I would be afraid if I did, I would go back to the same cycle. I just did not like who I became. I did not like what that was doing to my body. I tried to stop two years ago - the day after my wedding, I drank everything that was in sight and I vomited for 24 hours. But I only leave for a month. I gave myself this 30 day arrival line, and I went back to drinking even more. I got up a pack of 12 a night, then my wife came home and I drank a glass or two of wine with her.
* But I thought I could quibble. I was going to be the boss of Handling Your Liquor. I lived in a place called Beer City USA and I drank from time to time a single beer or a glass of wine. It was good. I was even given wine as a gift of ordination, for the sake of God! Ã ¢ â,¬ | then I moved to start a new job, and turned my whole life upside down. It was stressful and hard. It's stressful and hard and lonely.
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* What I do know is that even though I miss the social aspect of the drink, my abstinence has led me on a path of freedom in a way that I doubt I have encountered otherwise. One of the many tools on my recovery path has been a Christ-centered program, 12 steps called Celebrate Restoration. This is not a substance abuse specific recovery group, although there are many of us who find it healing through this program.
* Delirium tremens is a sudden confusion that can be accompanied by hallucinations, tremors, an irregular heartbeat and an increase in body temperature so high that it can sometimes lead to seizures. If you are a heavy drinker, it is important to detoxify alcohol under the supervision of a health professional as withdrawal from leaving the cold turkey can lead to death. If you are a heavy drinker, you can not be out of the woods after 48 hours.
* While your body will have adjusted after a week of not drinking, there may be some psychological effects of detox that last longer. Some people report feelings of anger and aggression, general anxiety and depression, nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and even a decrease in libido. This is partly because alcohol consumption affects neurotransmitters that are involved in mood, such as serotonin.
* After my husband and I left the seminary and traveled north to serve the churches ... we could not believe the banality of drinking among the Christians. They did not care to abstain. We chose not to drink not because of the rules, but because we did not want to influence our children with alcohol. They are now young adults and make their own choices which fortunately are not heavy drinkers. I can not judge or force anyone to reject alcohol, however ... like you, I believe that the Holy Spirit will walk by him and gently lavish all that needs to be done in our lives.
* Although the symptoms of hangovers and weaning may be uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous, the good news is that after reaching a peak about 72 hours after the last drink, the last of these Symptoms will generally begin to subside. At this point, your body begins to create a new balance that does not include alcohol and its effects. Although the symptoms of hangovers and weaning may be uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous.
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