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* What you shared here really resonated with me. God protect you! Hi Ron, I just read your piece honestly and convincingly - thank you for your honesty poignant. I wanted to ask you about the part where you felt concerned about your cynicism and "hurry" to find healing and hope. Would you be willing to extract this a bit more in another blog post? I ask because I identify with that and I suspect others would do it too.
* What this means is that the path to recovery most people think is the most common - attending 12-step meetings with or without additional treatment, abstaining completely. All the psychoactive substances that are not prescribed - is in fact unusual. Between two-thirds and three-quarters of people who recover do not receive any type of treatment, and only about 40% abstain completely, at least with the legal alcoholic drug.
* Check out these 25 ways without sugar to beat a craving. The books will start to fall. Alcohol has a sneaky way of increasing your daily caloric intake without you realizing it. A margarita can hold 300 calories or more - mostly sugar. A delicious piecola cola could have 450 calories! A study found that men consume 433 extra calories when they drink a moderate amount of alcohol. For women, it's 300 calories.
* I do not have judgments about people who drink and as you said for some, it's ok. But, God asked me to stop and read it helped me to have the courage to obey. Thank you! Writer and blogger. Sometimes predicator. Unqualified theologian. To recover the know-all. Woman to Brian. Mom with four tinies. Western Canadian, born and raised and forever. Happy disciple of Jesus. Wannabe of social justice.
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* But beyond the emotional damage, Kobzoff's creeping roar had also inflated his belly in a Santa Claus situation. The beard did not do him any favors either. So on March 23, 2016, the 33-year-old man decided to get up and leave the cold turkey. Shortly after, he started running, too, realizing that it might help reduce some of the anxiety he was feeling. Kobzoff eventually found himself walking distances he never thought possible, and abandoned several sizes of pants.
* Who wants to feel like a puppet - or a parrot? But I think it's possible that many of us are exactly like that when it comes to alcohol - unknowingly falling for the advertising, the beliefs of others, and the inaccurate thinking. Ah, dear. You may have saved a life or two with this beautifully designed and honest post. Thanks thanks. A good reading. I had similar thoughts - why should I point myself out with a glass of wine that I'm on vacation, having fun, an adult who at the end of the day can finally take my resposibilities.
* Did you have a moment when you finally decided to stop drinking? Not really - it's built over time. Alcoholism is living in my family, so I started drinking when I was 15 years old. It was normal to go drinking every weekend, which ended up becoming every day. Do you consider yourself an alcoholic? I guess so, but I do not think it was something that I was really ready to admit. I admit it now, but it's weird to say it. I just know that I can not drink.
* I do not want to be part of it. I do not judge anyone who drinks moderately as their conscience allows. But like you, I feel frustrated when fellow Christians feel sorry for me as if my faith was the week because I am a litterist. It's quite the opposite. I know that God made wine and that goes for some. But I chose the higher way out of love for drug addicts or young people. We are called to be holy and set apart.
* Thank you for an excellent article - sister in Christ. It will be 6 years old this 18th of October. Six years ago, on that date, I woke up in the hallway in a pool of dried up vomit. I asked God to remove me from this way of life. I have not been drinking since. I did not even want to. It took 4 years to attend my first AA meeting here in this small town and I have been involved regularly ever since.
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