In Good Spirits

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Did you know April is Alcohol Awareness Month?

Everyone has their struggles in life. Like many others, mine came in a bottle. I’m referring to that devil water- the drink. Alcoholism is something I’ve experienced firsthand and it’s all fun and games until you find yourself passed out in a closet…or crying on a kitchen floor.

But whether you’re a social drinker or a functioning alcoholic, this post is for you. I’ve learned some pretty sobering facts that are relevant to anyone who routinely pours a glass of that good time juice.

A lot of injuries include alcohol as a factor:

  • 60% of fatal burn injuries, drownings, and homicide
  • 50% of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults
  • 40% of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls

Heavy drinkers are also more at risk for liver disease, heart disease, sleep disorders, depression, stroke, stomach bleeding, STDs, and some cancers. They may also have problems managing diabetes and high blood pressure.

If you would like to cut back or prevent going overboard:

  • Avoid drinking when upset
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink
  • Limit yourself

Ladies, no more than 1/day. Gentlemen, no more than 2/day.

Be safe and have fun! 🙂

*Rae


Dietary Guidelines for Americans (http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines)

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (https://ncadd.org/about-ncadd/events-awards/alcohol-awareness-month)

“What Are the Risks?” Rethinking Drinking. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2016.

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10 thoughts on “In Good Spirits

  1. Thanks for sharing. Up until about 3 almost 4 years ago now I used to drink every weekend, plus I was a bartender for a time. I never thought of drinking as a problem until after I completely stopped. I look back now and think of things…troubles and times I don’t remember at all. Scary…I stopped before I came to know God and now I can’t think of ever having one again. 😊👍☝❤

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  2. I appreciate you taking the time to share your story. Alcohol is a beast of a beverage. I never had a problem with it until i got depressed. And yeah blackouts are scary! But at least you made it through (: (:

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  3. The Seer's Corner says:

    Thank you for sharing Rae. I believe that addiction in any form is not only emotionally hard to quit, but physically as well. I have been at many of those pit stops along the way in life but for the grace of God and with the help of the Holy Spirit. It’s Gods transforming love and forgiveness of ones self that enables me to continue seeking His face every single day of my life. Philippians 3:12 to 14 being my driving scripture “12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” We have all been paid for by the blood of Jesus, we are all of great value, we are all children of the Most High God, He never leaves us or forsakes us, we leave, we chose, but His unconditional love and forgiveness is always available!

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  4. You’re absolutely right! Addiction, in all its forms (which is many), is tough in virtually every aspect of one’s life. I love your comment because it’s on point and I couldn’t agree more. Thanks 🙂

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  5. The Seer's Corner says:

    We have all been made unique, yet nothing is by accident if God orders our steps. I encourage you to keep writing, Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself also in the Lord,
    And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Your desire is to someday be a world renowned author; keep delighting in Him and writing for Him and He will give you that desire! 🙂

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