Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* Alcohol makes white blood cells less effective at fighting bad bacteria. The liver is responsible for the breakdown of alcohol in our bodies, which causes horrible toxins. Over time, the liver becomes overloaded with toxins and a build-up of fat, leading to steatose or "fatty liver", which is an early sign of liver disease. A fatty liver can lead to hepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis. By drinking alcohol, we damage our heart and weaken our muscles.
* You explained it beautifully. I think that belief has had a bad reputation in the church lately. I agree, even if I am guilty of this attitude / perception in some areas. I found it so interesting that even though it was so easy to stop drinking it was as you described it, a relief, it was harder to explain to other Christians. There is an unspoken feeling in the air that not to drink should be less "free".
* Which is a healthy choice because it is a way to see reality and manage stress and hardship responsibly and clearly. The body feels better when it is not poisoned and the mind is stronger because it accepts itself as an important, resilient and valuable person. As long as someone can maintain that temperature, I think the alcohol is fine. It's just a constant rebalancing and refocusing that may not be the best choice for some, in which case it's perfectly fine to do it.
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* I had those uncontrollable cravings for drinking and I had already tried to stop, but it never worked. But I wanted to be obedient. I wanted to stop. And I'm not kidding. That was it. I did not drink anymore and I stopped smoking. The intense desire to drink was gone. The temptation was gone. If I had a bad day, I looked for a Bible verse, I prayed, whatever. It's nothing miraculous. I am so grateful that God cares so much that he did not give up and finally reached out and made me stop.
* You can also calculate the sobriety time of all your friends. Wow, I had no idea that there were so many apps for that. I guess I just did not think about watching. Thank you for putting this list together, I will certainly share it with some people who, I know, would benefit! Health Triggr is also a general, research-based application that is particularly good for young people. I use the Results Walrus app, it gives medals for dry days, trajectories of dry days, both weekly or monthly, and others.
* I was always stuck with alcohol, not on every day, but the weekends, Saturday and Sunday were devoted to overcoming my hangover, until I did not say a day, so at the same time I stopped drinking and smoking, and I felt like a tennis player without a racket. , some friends wrote the new me, we had nothing to say sober, the consequences of my decision took 6 months to calm down, but as you wrote I feel free to weight of alcohol.
* It would be good to add a "p" at the end of the recovery as a whole and recognize that most * DO * people need help to stop smoking and this does not make not their trip less than. The addiction is a monster and most people simply can not be finished and it works. Once again, I am very happy that it worked for you this way, but you are definitely in the minority. Sensational. There are no coincidences in life.
* This is what I remember when I am tempted to join the ranks of social drinkers. Nobody really knows how far can go the decision to drink. You had the courage to write this, and I pray to God to use it to serve and convince and trust a lot. My father drank everything during the two years he spent in the United States Army in Europe during the Second World War, and once he returned home he gave up. Do not know all the details.
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