Is Alcohol Evil?

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Is Alcohol Evil

Is alcohol evil? Really? I understand where people are coming from when they say this. But it’s just not true. Alcohol is no more evil than a rock is evil. It is no more evil than the glass that it sits in. Alcohol is no more evil than the mouth that drinks it. Using this language gives alcohol massive power over you when you’re trying to quit. Don’t do it!

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How Do You Make The Final Decision For Consciously Stopping Drinking Alcohol?

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Stopping Drinking Alcohol

How Do You Make The Final Decision For Consciously Stopping Drinking Alcohol? We are all unique in our thinking. Who we are is a mix of our experiences, our perceptions, our thoughts, etc. Each of us finds meaning in different areas of life. When you’re looking for a that extra push when you’re making the decision to quit, there are some common areas where you can fix your focus. Inside and outside of yourself is one. Another is your past, present, and future. Or you could focus on what gives you pain and pleasure. In general, you’ll find your answer in a mix of all three.

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I Still Think About Drinking – Stop Drinking Alcohol 67

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I Still Think About Drinking

So I still think about drinking. It’s not as bad as it sounds. We all think about drinking at one time or another. It’s impossible not to. We are surrounded by drinking in our culture, advertisements, and people who are knocking it back. In weak moments, it’s easy to fall back to old thinking for a second or two. But I know what it is, just a habit memory resurfacing. It’s not a big deal. You will go through it, it doesn’t make you an alcoholic, it doesn’t mean that you’ve failed, it only means you’ve had a little thought. You have thoughts all day long. Some you act on, some you don’t, some would get you in big trouble if you put them into reality. Don’t worry about them. Acknowledge them, accept that you have them and will have them in the future, and move on!

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Drinking Alcohol Is Part Of My Culture

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Drinking Alcohol Is Part Of My Culture

Drinking alcohol is part of my culture is an very common excuse we use to continue with an incredibly harmful behaviour. We each are thrown into this world, into the time and country and culture, we have no say in that. So, from that perspective, which culture we are in is not our faults. But each and every choice that we make within those constraints is our responsibility. Alcohol use may play a major part in our society, but that doesn’t take away from your freedom to choose whether to take part. Saying that we use alcohol because it’s part of our culture, especially when we are giving it as a reason to continue drinking, is just an excuse.

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You Can’t Undrink a Drink – Stop Drinking Alcohol 66

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You Can't Undrink a Drink

Stop Drinking Alcohol 66 focuses on the past is the past. There’s absolutely nothing you can do about a drink that you’ve already drunk, what you can do is change the way you perceive your past, how you look at those drinks that have already been drunk. You can carry them around with you like a growing chain that you have to lug around for the rest of your life, or you can choose to view your past as a different country, a place that you’ve moved away from. There is no positive reason to look beat yourself up about your past. That type of thinking only hinders your present resolve to change. People can get stuck in a never ending cycle of drinking to forget or to avoid pain, negative thinking about the past only maintains this cycle.

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Why Do Hangovers Get Worse As We Age? – Stop Drinking Alcohol 65

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Why Do Hangovers Get Worse As We Age?

On this weeks Stop Drinking Alcohol, I talk about why our hangovers tend to get worse as we get older. There are many reasons for this. Of course the primary reason is because we are still putting alcohol into our bodies. I am still aging, but I don’t get any hangovers because I don’t drink. I do get what I call food hangovers. This is where I spend a day or two eating shit food. Because I don’t have alcohol clouding my judgment, or poisoning my senses, I feel the difference between feeling good after eating healthy food and feeling bad after eating crap. There are many reasons why continued use of alcohol as you get older is going to result in hangovers that hit you a lot harder.

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Here’s a list of Questions and Answers Videos… Just click on the link to go to the post!   Should I Try To Lose Weight When I Quit Drinking? Why Do Hangovers Get Worse As We Age? What Should You Expect When You Quit Drinking? Are You Afraid Your Boss Will Find Out About Your Quitting Drinking? Why Do We Need More Alcohol? What Are […]

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No More Excuses – Stop Drinking Alcohol 64

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No More Excuses

Stop Drinking Alcohol 64 is all about not making any more excuses. There’s going to be a new section on the site where you can check out all the excuses that people make when they’re ‘trying’ to quit drinking. We all do it! I’m no exception. There’s always an excuse. For me, it mostly comes down to procrastination. My partner has just started working in a local coffee shop/bakery. It’s good for most of the week until Saturday. The cafe closes Sunday, so anything that’s left either gets thrown out or is available for the staff to take home. Saturday evening is one big excuse for me why I should eat this cake or that… pure torture! Nice torture, but torture nonetheless, haha… Let me know your suggestions for videos! The more the merrier! Let’s give ourselves the kick up the arse we sometimes so richly deserve!

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 63 – Alcohol Moderation Management

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 63 - Alcohol Moderation Management?

In Stop Drinking Alcohol 63, the topic is alcohol moderation management. I tried to moderate my drinking for too many years, always slipping back into the same routine, time after time. It wasn’t until I finally came to realise that I drank solely to get drunk that things changed. I knew there was no such thing as long term moderation for me. For anyone with a taste for alcohol, for anyone who likes to get drunk, is there or can there ever be moderation? Also, why do we never hear about moderation management for other drugs?

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Quit Drinking Alcohol for Spiritual Reasons

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Quit Drinking Alcohol for Spiritual Reasons

Different people have different views on spirituality. For me yoga, meditation, and walks help me to find the spiritual side of myself. It’s not for everyone, some will find it in places of religion, others in their family life. No matter what, being poisoned does not help in your search. Once you are no longer drinking, you’ll find more time and energy for your own spiritual search.

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 62 – To Become Alcohol Free You Must Believe That Change Has Got To Happen

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You Must Believe That Change Has Got To Happen

Do you know why you want to stop drinking alcohol? Is it because you have been told that your health is suffering? Do you feel that your health is suffering? Are you trying to stop drinking because you can feel your life slipping away? One of the fundamental principles of any change is to believe that the change MUST happen. You have to get to a place in your head where you have no option but to change. Take a look at the video for a couple of tips on how to get there…

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Quit Drinking Alcohol for Health Reasons

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Quit Drinking Alcohol for Health Reasons

Most people have some idea of the physical damage that alcohol is having on their bodies. The more they drink, the more chances you have of pushing yourself into ill health. But the physical damage doesn’t stop at your organs. It gradually seeps into your whole physical life, stopping you from doing so much. Once you quit, once your defense systems and repair systems have the opportunity to really start the healing process, the damage will be halted, and most of it can be reversed.

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 61 – What Do You Expect To Get From Not Drinking?

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What Do You Expect To Get From Not Drinking

What are your expectations about your life, once you’ve stopped drinking alcohol? Are they reflecting your state of mind before you quit? Once you’ve not used alcohol for a while, you’re mind will be in a much better, clearer place. You’ll may find yourself seeing things from a different perspective, one that has not been influenced through a pickled brain.

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To Never Drink Again

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To Never Drink Again

Why Do we fear never being able to have another drink? Even when we know that it is killing us! It can be a terrifying thought, never being able to do something again. It’s really just another way your mind is playing tricks on you. Like everything else, it takes time to overcome these feelings, but they do disappear.

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 60 – A Common Fear About Symptoms When Quitting Alcohol

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 60

In this edition of SDA, I talk about our new forum over on the website. Let me know if you have any questions about the forum or difficulties in using it. I’m going to make a quick vid during the next week to highlight some of the navigation and posting tools. I also talk about a different way of looking the cravings and side effects of quitting drinking.

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Why Do We Need More Alcohol?

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Why Do We Need More Alcohol?

You needed many more drinks at the end of your drinking life than you did at the beginning. Did you know that this is your bodies attempt to keep you alive? It’s a bit like the fabled story of Rasputin, who poisoned himself with gradually increasing doses of arsenic in order to become immune to the poison.

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Are You Afraid Your Boss Will Find Out About Your Quitting Drinking?

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Are You Afraid Your Boss Will Find Out About Your Drinking?

This video is in response to a statement I got on Youtube about why I was not afraid of my boss finding out about my drinking… Switch boss for neighbours, teachers, etc… When you quit drinking alcohol, quit using this drug, you are free. Your body is free straight away, no more damage. Your mind might take a little coaxing, but it will shortly be free also. Your body and mind will become stronger and fitter as a result of your decision. Why would anyone not rejoice in that fact? Why would a boss not think to themselves, I have now got an employee who is going to be more focused, with less illness which means less days off work. I am going to have an employee who will not be coming in to work with the effects of alcohol in their body, the fogging effect on their brains. Most bosses drink! As soon as you highlight your decision to stop, you highlight their continued use. To justify their continued drug use, they must make it ‘right’ in their own minds. You have a problem with alcohol, that’s why you quit.

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 59 – Normal Drug Users and Responsible Drug Users?

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 59 - Normal Drug Users and Responsible Drug Users?

On this weeks Stop Drinking Alcohol, I talk about the uses of the words normal and responsible to describe some alcohol users. Do you ever hear the same terms used when it comes to other drug users? Normal heroin users? Responsible heroin users? It’s just another way that our society is hiding it’s head under the sand. It must be one of the biggest deceptions around, and we do it to ourselves, that somehow either we’re not drug users when we drink, or that our drug of choice is ‘better’…!

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To Drinkers Who Want to Stop But Are Having Problems With Cravings!

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To Drinkers Who Want to Stop But Are Having Problems With Cravings

!00% of stopping drinking alcohol is about not putting it into your mouth any more. If you never put alcohol into your mouth, you can’t drink it. Once you stop drinking alcohol, you still have all the thinking and behaviour that was associated with the drinking to deal with. That’s where all your ‘cravings’ and ‘symptoms’ and ‘side effects’ are coming from. Your subconscious mind is trying to act out your habits, without the habit focus - the alcohol. Fortunately for you, your body is a habit making machine. Once you no longer feed the old habit, new ones will take over in time, normally between 4 and 6 weeks.

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Is Alcohol Affecting Your Relationships?

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Is Alcohol Affecting Your Relationships?

Your relationships can be your sources of your best strengths. It was really eye opening for me to realize, after I’d quit and I could think straight for the first time in years, how much of an effect my drinking was having on all of my relationships. It’s worth your time to take the time to sit down and think hard about how this drug is interfering with the lives of those around you.

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 57 – How To Help Clean Your Liver After Stopping Drinking!

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 57 - How To Help Clean Your Liver After Stopping Drinking!

In this week’s Stop Drinking Alcohol, I talk about helping your liver to recover from the years of abuse while you’ve been using the alcohol drug. It’s not an easy thing to think about, that you might have caused damage to your vital life essential organs, but by regularly adding a toxic overload to your system, you’ve been contributing to an organ which is more than likely on the way to exhaustion. Once you’ve stopped taking the drug, it’s time to give your liver all the necessary tools it needs to keep you alive and functioning well into your old age. I also talk about some of the things I’m doing to help my liver recover!

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Alcohol and Indigestion

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Alcohol & Indigestion

I suffered with this condition for years while drinking, especially if I consumed lager or any other carbonated alcoholic drink. Within a couple of weeks of stopping, I no longer felt any symptoms. No matter how rich the food I eat, without the constant stream of alcohol in my system, I haven’t had any indigestion in almost a year.

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Change Discomfort Move On

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Thanks for visiting the site. Until next time… Onwards and Upwards! Kev Previous Posts That May Help You There’s No Magic Bullet! Don’t dwell on the past! Shoulder any Suffering Outside Links Alcohol Mastery TV on YouTube Alcohol Mastery Shorts on YouTube Alcohol Mastery on Facebook Alcohol Mastery on Twitter

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 56 – Thinking About Drinking

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Stop Drinking Alcohol 56 - Thinking About Drinking

In this week’s Stop Drinking Alcohol, I revisit one of the earlier posts, the Thursday Tally 3, where I talked about thinking about drinking, how it’s virtually impossible to not think about alcohol. Well, it’s everywhere, even today, everywhere I go I see alcoholic drinks. I just don’t give a damn any more. I see it like it is, a legal drug and everyone that drink alcohol is in effect a junkie to some degree or another. I think that understanding the deception is one of the most important things you can do, uncovering the bullshit.

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Does Alcohol Alter Your Mood?

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Does Alcohol Alter Your Mood?

Does alcohol alter your mood? I’m not quite sure about the terminology here. Alter and mood are not two words I would use to describe what goes on in a persons mind and body when they’ve been drinking. Alter suggests something gentle and subtle. Instead, the change is quite dramatic and anything but subtle. We’re brainwashed into thinking that alcohol does anything other than poison us.

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There’s No Magic Bullet!

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Just as your body needs different levels of nutrition, so you are going to need different strategies when you decide you’ve had enough poisoning yourself. Thanks for visiting the site. Until next time… Onwards and Upwards! Kev Other Shorts Changing Behaviour to Meet Goals Who Profits From Your Drinking? The Height To Which You Can Aspire To Achieve! Outside Links Alcohol Mastery TV on YouTube […]

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