Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* 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.
* When we are honest with ourselves, these medications can be anything, including computer playing cards, Facebook, reading, work, hobbies - we all have something we use to solve the problems. problems we can not face now. None of them are misused in the right place at the right time, but all can be abused when we use them automatically without asking if there are better, healthier things I should do.
* For women, it's even more toxic. 2 Alcohol is a stimulant of appetite and suppresses the "controlled" area of the brain. Many people find that after a drink or two, they hit the box of cookies, crisps, peanuts or order a pizza! Sound familiar? Sex hormones are also disrupted by alcohol that can reduce fertility in women and testosterone production in men. Libido is often affected. The list goes on, but, if you're doing alcohol, you might be very uncomfortable that your habit has turned into dependency.
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* Aim for at least 150 minutes of cardio exercise and two sessions of bodybuilding a week, recommends the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The decision to stop drinking can be a life-saving way of life for people who feel at risk of developing a problem with alcohol dependence. For a person who is wondering how to stop drinking alcohol, it is important to understand that there are many different ways to sobriety.
* Some damage can be reversed, while others can not. It is important to know which effects can not be reversed over time and those who can. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Abstaining from alcohol over several months to a year can allow structural changes in the brain to partially correct. Abstinence can also help reverse the negative effects on thinking skills, including problem solving, memory and attention.
* 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.
* 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.
* I wanted to have a gun and kill him and all the other people in the world who had failed to kill him to this day. If each of these weapons contained a billion bales, that would not be enough. Some people in this situation may have a few people close to them who sympathize with what they are going through assuming they connect bad mood with alcohol at all, and they may not do it if they do not. have never tried to stop.
* 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.
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