Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I did a lot of really poorchoices that have had a profound impact on my life. I stopped drinking for a while because I was tired of the mess, but I eagerly desired the ease of others. I wanted a glass of wine while I was painting, or a cocktail with friends. So I started drinking again. It took me a long time to get to the point where I could admit that I was not like the others. I could not have a drink once in a while.
* My husband will sometimes have a drink like 3x / month or more. We have alcohol in the house that has not been touched for months - and our 17-year-old daughter does not want to drink, it's a blessing Ron, I love everything you share here and how you say it. I appreciate how you can make a point without judgment and full of grace. I think of it often as someone who does not drink either.
More Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* 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.
* We have a number of programs that will allow you to stop drinking easily, without pain and without the need of will. It has been described as "a real way to stop drinking". Easyway does not focus on the inconveniences of drinking - drinkers already know everything about these. Instead, the method answers the question "What's great about being a drinker?" Understanding that it's the key to being liberated.
* I put on my shoes, ran out the door and went a kilometer down the road. I had no idea what I had done. . . But he felt good. And then I came inside breathless. Did your wife think you were dying? She laughed, mostly because I did not know I had to calm down after running. I mean, I never did anything physical in my life. So she told me to go for a walk for 15 minutes, and of course it helped me. Even though I still thought I was going to throw up.
* Alcohol kills more than 240 people each day. That being said, it's scary to leave something you're addicted to, and it can be ridiculously difficult, especially with alcohol. Stopping smoking is not even the hardest part. It's not even what happens to you when you leave. The most difficult part of the journey to sobriety is the sobriety attempt in the first place. Yet people can and recover from alcoholism, perhaps more often than you think.
* I lied to my parents and went to a party at a friend's house where we drank cheap red wine and those sweet coolers with all the cool kids. I did not like it very much but I kept going after all, it was worth it, look at how I love myself now. I already smoked a pack day, what was a little alcohol? And a year later, I had more regrets than every fifteen years should have. At seventeen, I decided to follow God for myself.
* I was raised this way and now I've taken if you want, to abstain. This wish and this way of life are often my favorite. I do not think drinking is a sin, and I do not think I'm better than anyone because I choose not to do it. But at the end of the day, that does not really concern alcohol, is it? We all have our vices on which we rely when we feel weak, tired, frustrated or even happy. It appears in alcohol, food, sugar, Netflix binging and flake on social media.
I shit a moose.