Finding Your Passionate Goals | Away From Alcohol to Best You |SDA42

Finding Your Passionate Goals | Away From Alcohol to Best You |SDA42

This week on Stop Drinking Alcohol, I talk about looking 42 weeks off the booze and shifting the weight again. I also take a look back at the first video I did all those months ago, How sad do I really look? I am shocked at the difference, not only in the way I look, but at my whole attitude. I was almost beaten!

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What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

Are you a functioning alcoholic? Are you alcoholic? Every person who drinks alcohol is alcoholic, they are taking a drug called alcohol. Most people who take alcohol are able to do other things besides taking the drug called alcohol, they function in other capacities outside and apart from drinking alcohol. So, most people who drink alcohol are functioning alcoholics. Welcome to the world of pin the label onto someone else… ‘the poor unfortunate!’

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Alcohol Liver Cirrhosis Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Alcohol Liver Cirrhosis Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Cirrhosis of the liver is one of the most predominant signs of irreversible damage that has been caused by drinking too much alcohol. It is a condition that is widely associated with alcohol abuse. If you have this condition, you can no longer drink any alcohol. If you quit, you stand a good chance of at least prolonging your life.

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Habit Memories

Lingering habit memories are a fact of life, whether you’re quitting drinking or not. They are going to come up, you just need to understand that, expect them every so often, let them slip over you and move on.

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What Do You Want to Achieve When You Quit Drinking Alcohol? | SDA41

What Do You Want to Achieve When You Quit Drinking Alcohol? | SDA41

On Stop Drinking Alcohol Week 41 I talk about what I want to get out of not drinking. Apart from your health, money in your pocket, a bright future, self respect and dignity, a clear mind, and the admiration of all around you, quitting alcohol actually does nothing for you at all. Seriously though, to fill the void left by quitting drinking requires a little thought and planning. Depending on how much time the booze took up of your life, the bigger the hole you’re going to need to fill.

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Quitting Alcohol and Cigarettes at the Same Time?

Giving up smoking is as simple a process as giving up alcohol, you just don’t do it any more. How difficult is it? It depends on you! Can you quit both alcohol and cigarettes at the same time, of course you can!

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Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy - Symptoms, Treatment, Cardiac Effects

Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy – Symptoms, Treatment, Cardiac Effects

Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy is another condition that can be caused by heavy alcohol use. This is just another reason why you should not drink alcohol.

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Alcohol Habit Cravings Returning After Months | Habit Memories | SDA40

Alcohol Habit Cravings Returning After Months | Habit Memories | SDA40

Stop drinking alcohol week 40 is all about habit memories. I had a really strong one during the week. It involved a phone call with an old drinking buddy of mine who I’ve stayed in contact with since leaving Ireland. A few factors combined to create a huge momentary craving. Watch the video for more.

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Quitting Drinking And Going To Bars or Clubs?

In my opinion, you’re asking for problems if you try to carry on visiting your old drinking haunts and hanging out with your old drinking buddies. At least in the beginning. It’s hard for you on a number of different levels, not least being the drink. Steer clear for a while, get your head around your new non-drinking lifestyle, allow your new habits to embed themselves in your brain. See how you think about things in a couple of months.

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Will Quitting Alcohol Cure Your Depression? What Can You Do?

Will Quitting Alcohol Cure Your Depression? What Can You Do?

Will quitting alcohol help cure your depression? In this video, I talk about alcohol and depression from my perspective, the causes and treatment, and some examples from my drinking life.

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