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Alcohol is Poison


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Alcohol is an highly addictive drug. I thought most people knew that. But it came to light recently to me that most people don't realize that.

Alcohol is socially accepted, but it really is a poison, a toxin, an addictive drug.

Alcohol is NOT healthy - despite what so-called medical experts claim that it can be part of a healthy lifestyle if consumed in MODERATION which is only ONE small drink per day for women ! Alcohol is still poison to the body that causes considerable damage.

Have you ever forgotten saying something when you were drunk ? Well, of course. Alcohol destroys brain cells.

Have you ever thrown-up from alcohol ? Either the night of drinking or the next morning ? Well, of course. Your body is trying to get rid of the poison.

Have you ever been unsteady on your feet or had blurry vision from alcohol? Well, of course. Alcohol inebriates you and alters all of your senses.

Your liver has to work overtime when you drink to break-down or metabolize that alcohol. Alcohol takes preference over food. The liver becomes enlarged and full of scar tissue and eventually you can have liver failure. Then you die. An alcoholic with a destroyed liver is going to be WAY down on the list for a liver transplant. My brother died of alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver when he was only 41.

Maybe you think you can just have a tiny little bit of "poison" once in a while and it won't hurt you. Well, if that's true for you, God Bless You ! But most people fall into the alcohol trap and get "hooked" on this drug, and start drinking more and more at one time, or more and more often (like every day). Why go down that road?

It had gotten WAY out of hand for me. I was addicted to alcohol. I decided to quit. I read Allen Carr's book "The Easy Way to Stop Drinking" and I lost my desire to drink alcohol. I saw alcohol for what it really is: a poison, a toxin, and a highly addictive drug.

Be careful if you consume it. You could become addicted as well.
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JOANNE_LEE 7/14/2013 1:29PM

    Thank you for sharing your experience!

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MAESTRAPLANK12 7/13/2013 8:29AM

    Removing poison from your system is great. Why put it back into your body?

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emoticon PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:

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2. Squash indifference.
3. Squash grumbling.
4. Squash selfishness.


emoticon PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:

1. Lettuce be faithful.
2. Lettuce be kind.
3. Lettuce be patient.
4. Lettuce really love one another.


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1. Turnip for meetings.
2. Turnip for service.
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WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MORE FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW!


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TOKIEMOON 7/12/2013 8:33PM

    I am grateful for my sobriety of 11 months. I agree. for some it does become an addiction (not sure I'd say "most"). Life is so much better as a sober person.

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HEALTHY_BEACH 7/12/2013 10:13AM

    I tried the game of cutting back several times. It does not work in the long run if you are a addict It prolongs the inevitable, to give it up completely. I think we all have a fear of not ever drinking again, but once you clearly bright eyed and bushy tailed live without it you see things in a totally different light. Alcoholism is a progressive disease. God relieved me of the battle and I actually deal with my issues without it. I have been blessed being able to go to social gatherings and not be affected in the least bit. Sometimes people find out I am not a drinker and are surprised I handle myself very comfortable

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PATTYCAKE17 7/12/2013 9:24AM

    I'm so proud of you! My brother died of liver cancer on his 58th birthday. He sobered up and gave his life to Christ about 10 years before he died. He met and married a nice woman, also in AA, and the last 10 sober years were the happiest of his otherwise miserable life while drinking and taking drugs. Alcohol destroys families, and in the end wastes the life of the drinker. Any day without drinking is a good day, and I pray your life will be filled with good and sober days. God bless you! emoticon emoticon NEVER GIVE UP emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/12/2013 9:26:35 AM

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THRIVE2DAY 7/12/2013 8:18AM

    One day at a time! emoticon

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 7/12/2013 7:55AM

    Thanks for writing this blog. You share lots of excellent points.

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MEDDYPEDDY 7/12/2013 7:41AM

    I gave up alcohol eight years ago because I could not handle it very well. When I am not drinking I notice how much social events evolve around consuming alcohol - that is a pity.

But I am also very sure that 4-6 cl of alcohol a day for an average person is more healthy than not - the substance in that amount does no harm and I have read research that says it is even good for the system.

The problem is that it mostly does not stop there. And for me it is not an option, it is all or nothing and I prefer nothing.

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JUST_BRENDA 7/12/2013 12:18AM

    Thanks for sharing that powerful info Val!

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MOONSTREAM 7/11/2013 4:44PM

    Thanks for your blog. I'm on the same page as Septemberspirit for now and want to read Allen Carr's book on cutting back on alcohol first and see how that works out. Thanks for all of you for your inspiration & encouragement. Hugs.


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FRENCHSEAMS 7/11/2013 3:03PM

    Yeah for an AF Valerie! I can see a car In your future when I read posts like this. emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/11/2013 5:36:25 PM

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CAPECODBABE 7/11/2013 2:39PM

    You have some great points!
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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/11/2013 1:46PM

    I felt very strongly after reading the book as you are expressing in your blog now - however, I'm no longer feeling that way and I choose to practice "cutting back" as I have been the past couple of months. I am not sure I could ever say no forever to the alcohol - while like you, I have been at this point where I professed it. Same with my blog in the 'other world' - I made the statement that I can't commit to saying I will 'quit' for 100 days or forever. All I can do is take things one day at a time emoticon

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