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.
* You still destroy your body and, more importantly, you destroy the Temple of God! I was twelve when the older kids asked me to take the school bus. "Do you want a brake?" I said, "No thanks!" When asked why I proclaimed "Because my dad stopped smoking" when I was eight! Of course, I was raised in a christian house where alcohol did not even exist. My experience with the drink has been of very short duration.
* The first 48 hours after you stop drinking may be the biggest obstacle to detoxification. Depending on how much you drink, this may give you the impressionhangover or it can be more than that. Withdrawal symptoms may include sweating, increased blood pressure, tremors or tremors, and insomnia, as well as common hangover symptoms such as headache and headache. nausea. You have probably seen that one coming.
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* The onset of alcohol withdrawal symptoms may begin six hours after your last drink. You can experiment The body does extra hours to clean itself. When done correctly, detoxification is the most important step in the recovery process. At the same time, many convalescent drug addicts relapse when they consume self-medication drinks for withdrawal symptoms. Ironic, but true. This is why it is crucial to seek professional treatment if necessary.
* 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. 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.
* Do I miss going out for the occasional drink?. But I took the money I would have spent on alcohol and adopted a dog instead. Rather than falling asleep to the hardness of the world and my own soul, I decided to pour life into another little creature. It's worth it. Thank you for writing here. I am so happy that I am not alone. All the dependencies begin as a mechanism of adaptation. I write this. I also come from a line of alcoholics.
* It's funny how God works. I actually told my husbandtoday that I felt like God was asking me to stop drinking. I do not drink much, but I drink and honestly lately I drank to see if I had more joy. I do not have and I have strong beliefs that for me I have to stop. I like the way you said that some things that felt now do not do it anymore. That is exactly what I feel. The closer I get to Jesus, the more he asks me.
* Feel so raw and ready, but scared. Your words give me courage. I feel that I will never regret accepting God's invitation either. Thank you for that. It was beautiful, thoughtful and complete. I drink the way you describe your early marriage, my husband does not drink at all especially because, as I said, he has the palate of a child of five years and pre feast on soda and juice. But I noticed the frequency with which other women around my age with young children will joke about needing a glass of wine after a mom's day, employee, housewife, wife, etc., and I find myself just to do the conversation.
One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time. ~ Lady Astor.