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How Alcohol Affects Your Brain And Body

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Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances on the planet. Someone dies from alcohol use every ten seconds, and one night of binge drinking can take a huge toll on your immune system. Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) reveals the myriad effects alcohol has on your brain and body. Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.
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Jasmine S (6 days ago)
I just don’t understand how people get to a point where they are addicted to alcohol? From my experience it’s really not that addictive. I always get too sick to the stomach to even digest too much of it. What is the appeal?
Brett Henderson (7 days ago)
I think you’re thinking to hard about it there doc
George James (13 days ago)
it's the most destructive drug come on coordinating and perception on the brain. way to go America kill more of your people that's the way the American way should go. veterans who fight for your country feed them alcohol shit they only fight for your rights dumbass America
Trevor Booth (18 days ago)
I’m watching this with a cold beer in my hand lmao
SMITH MILO (1 month ago)
I absolutely hate alcohol because my dad is an alcoholic and i have been in the car with him where I have almost died because he can't stop drinking
Anna Vajda (1 month ago)
That's fine lets discuss the dangers of psychotic drugs being administered to school children because parents are too lazy to care about their nutritional needs and raise them on junk food in front of the TV instead of taking them out in nature daily. Not to say adults do not have problems too especially the morons that drink and drive. It is important to know risk factors and please do not think if something is prescribed or legal that it is not dangerous.
Flayed Corpses (1 month ago)
I'm here for a good time not a long time
Tarik the aghelid (1 month ago)
thanks God, Islam has prohibited alcohol and all drinks and drugs that let us loose control of the best gift MIND
Ark James (1 month ago)
Dad said if i get 200 likes he will stop drinking alcohol, n one to help
Selena Hernandez (2 months ago)
it's crazy how I clicked on this video and the AD that came up was about beer lol
-HERON- -MSV-POTATO- (2 months ago)
I’ve just drank alcohol like 3 times in my life, (I mean going drunk af). And every time I feel more stupid, but it’s temporary
Travis Cartee (2 months ago)
I'll drink to that.
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My Opinion (2 months ago)
Alcohol makes ya cry and wish there was no tomorrow...what a wonderful juice
Insight Curiosity. (2 months ago)
Thanks God i do not drink alcohol.
Ayoub Ab (2 months ago)
that's why is haram
Trinitrophenylnitramine (3 months ago)
Insecure people drink alcohol. Your liver will fail soon.
Lifeskeyishappiness (3 months ago)
They key is like everything, keep it in moderation & you'll be fine.
Peter Meissnitzer (3 months ago)
Smoking and drinking may be dangerous to your health , let me give you an example... or two ... or three or more WHY IT'S NOT you get the point... https://www.liquor.com/articles/111-year-old-man-proves-whiskey-is-the-key-to-a-long-life/#gs.P6aB_yw ( His secret in his own words " GOD and CIGARS " ) his diet consisted of non organic ice cream , non organic milk , non organic canned soup and other assorted food items , the truth is often SHOCKING and of course non organic whiskey and cigars. He was quoted as saying " I never mess around with credit cards " in other words NO MENTAL STRESS , he lived in a small home everything was paid for drove an old truck , and loved his cats , that's how you get to 111. https://lordsofthedrinks.com/2015/01/18/queen-mother-elizabeth-a-heavy-drinker-who-lived-to-see-101-years/ ( also a smoker ) https://vimeo.com/5514672 metro.co.uk/2012/01/19/nanny-state-warnings-are-rubbish-says-man-who-drinks-40-pints-a-day-290692/ https://www.sott.net/article/282019-The-oldest-people-on-Earth-are-all-smokers http://frank-davis.livejournal.com/123363.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/good-news/2016/02/11/this-107-year-olds-secret-to-a-long-life-four-bottles-of-red-win/ http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/this-bar-owner-is-awesome-i-live-like-someone-whos-60-years-old-i-go-out-a-lot/news-story/3daaf3c88d2fc233f352eb0890772fc6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZA8Ha4TwbA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMYfcT5T9Hs http://nationalpost.com/news/world/does-an-italian-village-filled-with-cigarette-smoking-centenarians-hide-the-secret-to-long-life http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/04/110-year-old-woman-drank-three-beers-and-shot-every-day-for-years.html John Adams age 90..... started smoking at age 8 https://www.thedailymeal.com/surprising-drinking-habits-our-founding-fathers this is at a time 0 anti life biotics were around 0 vaccines , 0 pharmaceutical drugs 1700's and 1800's NO WONDER he lived so long lol... btw he did after all get 1 shot .... back then 1 was probably the max they had ......Adams was inoculated ( small pox ) and spent three weeks in the hospital, suffering headaches, backaches, knee aches, gagging fever, and eruption of pock marks , that nearly killed him , I'm sure he learned his lesson well with vaccines after that episode. https://lordsofthedrinks.com/2014/09/22/winston-churchill-war-politician-that-stopped-the-nazis-but-never-stopped-drinking/ ( heavy drinker / smoker ). and to finish it off..... http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/05/02/this-122-year-old-woman-has-the-most-important-secret-to-a-life-of-longevity/ Longevity is NOT what you think. The last article will explain all ... let me give you a hint , NO MENTAL STRESS is key . The Chinese call it CHI ... life force. The body mind connection . ps. Avoid pharmaceutical drugs , street drugs , vaccines , and finally obesity to complete the picture . I would say anything 200 years or newer in medicine is detrimental to the human body . Allopathic medicine has a future in bone mending / trauma care / a hand full of surgeries , that's about it , when it comes to the human immune system they are absolutely clueless .
Robin Sattahip (3 months ago)
who cares how destructive it is, it's taxed so that makes it OK.
Murad Khan (3 months ago)
this video is lobby by arab and Muslim !I love beer
Linc maladink (4 months ago)
After watching this video,I've decided that I'm not gonna stop drinking
40 Seconds Of Light (4 months ago)
Excellent explanation of how alcohol kills us.
Steve J (4 months ago)
I've stopped my binging for the most part years ago, I've been a daily drinker for 23 years for the most part. Yes, I've had problems from drinking but the grey area is that they don't mention that true alcoholics, have bad sleep habits, bad eating habits if they eat at all, substitute other drugs to stay sober and function. Why is that? Blame it all on the Alcohol! I should be a case study, because my memory is getting better with age even after all the years of my drinking, and like a person quoted prior "my grandparents died from alcohol". Nope! I doubt it, yeah my grandmother just recently passed because my family took her scotch away from her, 2 weeks later, she gone! Yet, my grandfather is still drinking his scotch and still alive 🤔. People, form your own realities amd live your lives! You can be as sober as newborn and get hit by a garbage truck at 21 when you could've been at a bar having some fun. When did the world end? Nobody gave me that memo. Just say Fuck It and Live!
pearlXdiver 99 (4 months ago)
Alcohol makes me sick every time I drink beer or shots.. When I smoke weed, it is an amazing experience everytime. Creative, thoughtful, happy, comedic, senses are enhanced ect. Alcohol is just poison. Fuck alcohol.
Dario Leone (4 months ago)
I mean they could have shown less attractive booze pictures... Those look delicious af making you want to have one rn
Suman Roy (4 months ago)
I did not understand your scientific chemistry language
dk aldossari (4 months ago)
I don't like how drinking effects me and don't like the taste...so I stoped the first time I tried it...also I don't do drugs nor hash smoking...I like being sober...Why dulling your senses ? enjoy life
Celestial 16 (4 months ago)
And that’s why I’m never gonna drink
Andy Bray (4 months ago)
Alcoholics might turn to “ other drugs” as well
David Wright (4 months ago)
Wait a MINUTE! What about MY RESUME? https://youtu.be/BmwldPxLCgs?list=PLZZKOfVuOH9HhdyhdDqclhPSMX-b3bdZG
Aaron Schula (4 months ago)
Man, that beer looks mint.
kids place on channel 9 (4 months ago)
I'll drink to that.
SuperHarthy (4 months ago)
i drink only 2 times a week is ot injurious. ...?
burak kale (5 months ago)
Our prophet told us danger of alcohol before 1400 years ago.What do u think about this cristian,jewishand ateist huh?
Damion THC (5 months ago)
Fuck alcohol it’s all about bud 😈 fuck you mean
Stephanie Ritchie (5 months ago)
Bruhh i'm sooo fucked up watching this. Anyone else drunk out they minds??
Shariq Bhatti (5 months ago)
I drink almost 3 litres of vodka a week? Maybe 6 shots in each cup..2/3 times a day.. Is that bad? Been doing this for almost 8 months.. I feel less stressed and don't over think much by drinking but I can see why binge drinking in one go is more harmful. I'm just hoping I'm not damaging my organs
Monica Sahu (5 months ago)
Utni bhi buri chij Ni h yrr
rebecca r (6 months ago)
Do not drink and drive because you will get into a car accident. The police will just appear!
Anthony Vazquez (6 months ago)
Stick to natural Cannabis!!
CRACK_LAG (6 months ago)
Lmaoo in drink aff
Warrensdeciple (6 months ago)
Sadly they are in denial. I never Drank but have lost many loved ones to this disease .
OneAfter 909 (6 months ago)
I know I drink the devil's brew and I know it just a crutch
alex zarate (6 months ago)
Who else got drunk af last night ? (New years)
Hamza Ahmed (6 months ago)
Not to get religious but in the Holy Quran, it says regarding alcohol to it their is some benefit but the harm outweighs the benefit.
Isaiah Matthew (6 months ago)
Yeah don’t drink and drive. I’m very drunk and all I can say is don’t do it!!!! It’s ridiculous!
Anything With Everything (6 months ago)
Wanna go to the bar now?
iqbal terimi (6 months ago)
But Islam will save you now. Cuz Islam forbid alcohol smoking drugs etc
iqbal terimi (6 months ago)
Alcohol is just one of the example of power corruption in our world. Back in 90s, no one believe that smoking could kill you because Philip Morris is a strong corrupted corporation and brainwashed people's mind to think that smoking is safe.
dont reply (6 months ago)
Somebody please stop me from alcohol? ? I wanna stop
Yuzo Koshiro (5 months ago)
Fresh fruits, Tea or whatever ...
ابو محمد (7 months ago)
I'm proud of my religion
Ma Cas (7 months ago)
I just had my first bottle today.
Isabella Perreira (7 months ago)
It’s not even fun or cool to drink. It’s a drug and all it does is makes you dumb as fuck and destroys your body.
Jon Caprine (8 months ago)
lol you're wrong! This old guy is still here! https://www.liquor.com/articles/111-year-old-man-proves-whiskey-is-the-key-to-a-long-life/#gs.sMf28wk
McMahon143 (8 months ago)
Haha bollock
myia Hernandez (9 months ago)
am really trying to quit this video if your serious helps alot thanks...
Deanster 2405 (9 months ago)
Alcohol is a lethal psychotic drug.Don't abuse it.
Ajay Verma (10 months ago)
Alcohol for happy life means  Drink responsibly for fun & happiness  otherwise alcohol is dangerous  for health & happiness for human
#Quoteez #Quoteez (10 months ago)
DOes alcohol dilute Muscles?? i read somewhere that it dilute your muscle and convert it into Fat.. !!
Nick Greek (10 months ago)
Nothing wrong with a glass of wine or a drink daily.
Raiden (10 months ago)
I love beer but still, how is alcohol legal? Is it because we have drank it for thousands of years? 9
James Del (10 months ago)
This background music is also used in TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 2015 (playstation). Anyone know the artist or song name?
Rocky 2028 (11 months ago)
I don't drink for a simple reason.. it's FUCKING STUPID
shanzay saif (11 months ago)
no wonder why ISLAM prohibited it!!
Data Protect (12 days ago)
Why doesn’t Islam prohibit paedophilic practices?
SKRIMEO (5 months ago)
so does God the Bible bless be to Jesus Christ the son of God
Tim mcCaffrey (1 year ago)
They've been saying for years that whisky was affecting my memory..they've been saying for years that whisky was effecting my memory..they've been saying for years that whisky was effecting my memory..someone even said it yesterday..or was it last week?..did your mother say it?..o she's my mother..i thought she was your mother...o you mean your my brother...what?..she's my sister!....I thought she was my wives mother!..then that means I'm your father...who was that woman in my bed this morning?..he was who?....he did what?...tell your mother I'm sorry about your father...and if you see your sister tell him I'll see him nest Friday..or was it last Friday?....ah....where the hell is my bottle of whisky it's the only thing that keeps my mind straight!
Novi Lagonda (1 year ago)
Do not try
Justin Osborne (1 year ago)
I'm not a drunk. I only consume alcohol in moderation. However, I can understand how someone can drink too much. It tastes great.
ph0sph0r (1 year ago)
Well in my case , RIP Alcohol 2001 - 2015
Eff Taroza (1 year ago)
People who stop drinking are Quitters, Biff says don't be a quitter, be a winner. Drink bitchez! Lmao!
509 K9 (1 year ago)
Hey Dr CEO, quit talking with your hands.
halfvolley11 (1 year ago)
Thank you Allah for teaching not me to do this. It is only to protect ourselves. Yet, people will hate Islam. Gambling is bad, alcohol is bad, drugs is bad, mistreating orphans is bad and this is exactly what Islamic values are.
Allah is nothing more than an imaginary God you people created from christianity.
Arte Fact (1 year ago)
I think that having sex with drinking man can affect a woman similar to consuming alcohol. It can cause her a liver cirhosis. My mom did not drink, but she had cirrhosis. Her husband drank.
Brianna Ramos (1 year ago)
Gardensiо Fine what the fuck?
fallenSlave (1 year ago)
Bad drunk joke.
fallenSlave (1 year ago)
the comment a little down from me from: ADP
Gerard Douché Sr. (1 year ago)
"Drugs and alcohol can bring you to the present, but it is a distorted, false present, a defiled present, a diminished present, and it will cost you in one way or another. It is just a very powerful and dangerous form of fool’s gold."-an excerpt from "The Present" on *the truth contest site* (google it). It is time to stop taking the short cut that only takes you part way there; go all the way home. That book teaches you how to find the truth and live in the present completely. It gets right to it.
halfvolley11 (1 year ago)
Thanks to Allah for teaching me not to do this.
Charles Davis (1 year ago)
love it
lysol5555 (1 year ago)
feeling buzz is AWESOME. I swear I get a lot more more done when I am buzzed.
Luís Guilherme Porto (1 year ago)
ok I just got to say..... I watched this while I was drunk...and I gotta say, it's not half bad, I mean, everything he said was true but it has been like that for some good 4 years straight and c'mom, men who wants to live after their 60's, we gotta die of something... am I right? :D Really thinking about changing alcohol for some pot
Brianna Ramos (1 year ago)
Luís Guilherme Porto so I assume you're never having children or grandchildren?
One Man (1 year ago)
There's no such thing as moderation. Don't drink at all. Alcohol is a disgusting, destructive substance not only to oneself but to others. It makes people aggressive and if not aggressive, foolish. Most people are slaves to alcohol.
Spellcaster86 (1 year ago)
Avoiding alcohol altogether is another option. Drinking poison isn't necessarily good for your health.I have watched people die due to alcohol poisoning. I don't want to be in such a situation.
Anthony Hernandez (1 year ago)
Cheers 🍻
GoldenCrescent (1 year ago)
This is legal cuz some mofos making money while you slowly dying
Yuzo Koshiro (5 months ago)
Exactly Heineken and their billionaires https://www.forbes.com/profile/charlene-de-carvalho-heineken/
Chorrell Piqué (1 year ago)
Randomly searched this because I knocked back 5 Heineken so far and had nothing better to do...
Armando Sturzenegger (2 months ago)
¿ How fast did you drink those 5 beers ?
Chorrell Piqué (1 year ago)
+Aniela Hear hear!
Aniela (1 year ago)
Samme
Solsist Roblox (1 year ago)
People have been drinking wine and beer for god knows how long so if you dont drink too much ur fineee
Solsist Roblox (1 year ago)
Im drinking rn lmao
Antonio (1 year ago)
Who else is drinking while watching this
Tachanka Lover69 (1 year ago)
I won't drink but if you do well i cant stop you and this video won't really help either
SerenityPhotos (1 year ago)
3-Peat it helps you understand what it's doing to you.
Tom Burke (1 year ago)
And this is why it's legal? lol
Beast Coast (4 months ago)
SerenityPhotos so does weed a much healthier drug
mercurialmagictrees (9 months ago)
because it causes diseases and makes people act and feel stupid. it's population control that people enjoy
One Man (1 year ago)
Because people are so addicted to it. Think back to the Prohibition days. Prohibition didn't work because so many people were slaves to this stuff
RevolutionNews (1 year ago)
IT's legal because of cultural reasons. In places like the middle east its illegal.
SerenityPhotos (1 year ago)
Tom Burke because it sells
Stephen Harris (1 year ago)
i hate hangovers so much.
Meepmemez P (1 year ago)
Hahahaha SEE! Drinking is bad so do not do it or you may become addicted!
Artyom (1 year ago)
I drink every week and I love alcohol but I really can't imagine being addicted to it, just the thought of binge drinking or drinking everyday just makes me wanna throw up. Most people have to be really troubled or depressed to become an alcoholic.
Alex (1 year ago)
+Donald Crackie It was just a song I heard but yeah only a fool would drink.
Don Gusano (1 year ago)
Alex when you drink alcohol you die way earlier, so don't Try to force people to drink
Alex (1 year ago)
If we drink we will die. And if we don't drink we will die. Whatever your name you'll be dying just the same. So as long as we are going to die it is better if we drink.
Vlad Popovici (1 year ago)
yeah, MAY
I'm drunk af lol
Charles .m (5 months ago)
I'm black so it's ok to say arent we all here
Aniela (1 year ago)
Sammme
AlluZu (1 year ago)
still you are able to write properly
Leonardo Hernández (1 year ago)
same here
Andrew W. (1 year ago)
same fam
love di choreo (1 year ago)
What Happened? Alcohol, Memory Blackouts, and the Brain http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh27-2/186-196.htm [From ZTE mobile browser]
ProJanitor (1 year ago)
Filtered beer filters out the morons in the world :)
David Wells (1 year ago)
Talking about how bad alcohol is for the brain and body, while showing pictures of delicious looking alcoholic beverages! Rude.
Jimmy Mackinnon (2 months ago)
Have fun drinking poison.
Dragonauri (5 months ago)
HEY DUDE! THEY'RE TELLING YOU HOW BAD IT IS FOR YOU! Are you one of those heavy alcoholic drinkers? Hm? Are you?
Tim Rim (2 years ago)
it's good that Islam forbids alcohol and drugs and maybe smoking
Scorpion20012001 (3 months ago)
Iman Laloui Islam does not teach peace and kindness and it does not respect other religions. Look at the reply I gave freedom fighter to see why I think this
Scorpion20012001 (3 months ago)
FreedomFighter 004 ok so first off the Qur'an tells Muslims to "not to make friendship with Jews and Christians" (5:51), "kill the disbelievers wherever we find them" (2:191), "murder them and treat them harshly" . That doesn't sound like a religion willing to make peace just because the other religion wants peace and we can see this today in real with the fact that Islam has not only the worst extremists of any religion but also the most and if it was just humans being bad then why is Christianity so much less violent today? It's because the problem is with Islam. If a man rapes a woman in a place that is under sharia law I very much doubt he will face any consequences if there aren't four witnesses with at least one of them being male because women are treated like shit in Islamic culture and this is why I call it sexist. Islam is the only religion that still punishes homosexuals to the extreme that they do, which can be killing them. Sure there are Christians who say homophobic shit but you don't see them making an actual law against homosexuals now days or if you do it's very rare but it's common place within Islam. Also I hate this Islamaphobia bullshit, homophobia is wrong because that is how the person is born and it says fuck all about their morals and what type of person they are but Islam isn't a sexuality you are born with it is a religion you are born into that brainwashes you into shitty morals, you can base somebody of their religion because it is their set of morals and personal beliefs which is a very good window into what a person is like.
Iman Laloui (3 months ago)
YOU ARE JUST STATING SINS. THOSE ARE BAD SINS. ALLAH SAYS WE CANT DO ANY OF THOSE THOSE ARE THE UNFORGIVABLE SINS. ALLAH SAYS BE WHO YOU WANT BUT DONT JUDGE WHAT PPL CHOOSE TO BE. YOU DONT EVEN UNDERSTAND ARABIC. ISLAM ISNT BAD SOME PEOPLE JUST DONT FOLLOW THE RULES BUT MANY PEOPLE DO. MANY TORTURE MUSLIMS BECASUE THEY THINK WE ARE BAD. DONT FOLLOW PEOPLE MAYBE IF YOU CONVERTED TO ISLAM YOU WOULD SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS. PLEASE DONT FOLLOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE KNOW IDEA ABOUT ISLAM PLEASE GO SPEAK TO AN ACTUAL MUSLIM AND HELL TELL YOU. ITS SAY TO NOT KILL, TO NOT RAPE, TO NOT HURT PEOPLE ALLAH EVEN SAYS DONT HURT SOME ONE FEELINGS SO WHY WOULD HE SAY YOU CAN KILL. ALLAH CREATED US SO WHY WOULD HE SA
Iman Laloui (3 months ago)
who says we stone and torture people thats in some countries like saudi arabia that take islamic rules too far but thats becuz of their culture nothing to do with religion but becuz of their society that they live in. that doesnt mean every muslim tortures people. in fact ppl are toruring muslims because they think its a bad relgion when its a religion teaching kindess , being gratefulness, teaches how everyone should be equal. islam teaches how to not be judgmental. dont judge when you actually dont know what the religon actually is about. stop following people on the internet and immediately think its horrible religion. we mislims we dont judge people so why dhould you judge us please respect us like we are already respecting your religion
FreedomFighter 004 (3 months ago)
Scorpion20012001 No it's not contradictory, you're just not smart enough to understand. Too bad. How do you not get, that different situations or events require different rulings, they're not all the same. So it's fine to kill them in defensive only or when they propagate war but if they incline towards peace, so do you. Not rocket science buddy. Religion is not to be blamed for mistakes of human. Every human knows the difference between right and wrong, it's hard wired into our brains and society at large. People do things for there own selfish reasons or they hijack religion to advance their agendas. Again, different situations require different rulings, I just gave you the general principle but every case is treated individually and fairly. In the case of rape, yes they would need four witnesses for death to the culprit but if four isn't found, he'd potentially be imprisoned for example. Every case is different and it's judgement based on alot of things. Let's also not forget, with rape or any crime, the victim could also be lying and some innocent person is wrongly accused. Evidence is key in Islam. And so what if Islam is homophobic, all major religions are. The world is Islamophobic, you don't see us whining about it, so I don't get what's your big deal with it. However, you treat each homosexual as you treat any heterosexual, with kindness and respect (Islam teaches you this by the way). What people do, wells that's not Islam's fault.
Ellen Venezia (2 years ago)
Jesus cured me . Sober since 2010
Miguel Robb (3 days ago)
Floyd More I see what u mean. I like tk drink my ass off on my free time. I have times when I would sit at home and drink beer for 3 days straight. But im also a truck driver, so i have to keep that shit in check. There's nothing wrong with alcohol. It's one of the best things on earth! But it just makes me scratch my head when folks lose their jobs over it
Floyd More (3 days ago)
Miguel Robb hahaha as humans we're different, I use to drink alot to deal with life stresses and also to prove a point to my peers that my liver can take it. We all got different tastes
Miguel Robb (3 days ago)
Floyd More i don't understand how people can be crazy for alcohol. I like to drink as well, but goddamn. Enough is enough lol
Floyd More (3 days ago)
The creator of Jesus Juice (wine) cured you??
Miguel Robb (2 months ago)
Ellen Venezia nah. Jesus robbed u
Tha Canic (2 years ago)
my grandparents died off alcohol smh
Molly Calk (19 days ago)
It’s really hard , to quit tho and when u stop u get depressed. So depressed it feels like someone in your family died. I’m addicted myself currently
My best friend died of alcoholism she started having problems with her stomach started coughing up blood and she continued to drink she didn't realize that she had an addiction because she had gone to mandatory AA meetings because she got a DUI twice within one week but the story she heard she didn't feel like she had hit rock bottom well I guess her Rock Bottom is she's going to live now
Nodi Kusum (4 months ago)
There are several tips for giving up alcohol quickly Try to eat food while you are drinking - this cuts down the amount you drink. Take a break from drinking. Keep track of how much you drink, then you know if you are cutting down. Set goals - don't make them too difficult at first. Pick one or two days or every week when you will not drink . Next, try to stop drinking for one week per month. (I discovered these and why they work on Adoette Drink Plan site )
Con Cong (2 years ago)
One year and one week sober as of tomorrow. After 35 years of drinking (the last 25 real hard) I am finally sober. Thank FUCK it's all behind me. Some people here are treating alcohol lightly but you're visiting this site so smth is on your mind. I couldn't stop but drank my body to a standstill/ into submission and that wasn't easy to do. Alcohol is a depressant people. If you have enough of it over a long period of time, your thinking becomes warped. You make awful decisions and can't keep a relationship going. Alcohol became my 'mistress' and any lady that came along always came second. If you can drink socially then good luck to you. If you're falling into bed drunk every night then get ready for some real dark times ahead. I come from a European country and ended up in a South East Asian country where a very decent beer costs 25p a bottle. A bottle of spirits can be had for 2 pounds. I've visited 33 countries and wish that I'd done it without alcohol. What a waste of a life is all I can say but I'm going to make the best of whatever time I have left. If only I'd known years ago that you don't need alcohol to enjoy yourself. Good luck to everyone who has stopped or who wants to stop. I highly recommend sobriety... at least for me.
Mark Gilbertson (3 months ago)
Congratulations!
josef sheiman (4 months ago)
Con Cong don't take notice of these negative comments that some people bring up in here. These people just want attention and one day they'll understand how wrong they were by sending to a brave and most likely a nice person like you these disrespectful comments. Continue with the new life style that you've brought up upon yourself! Good job!
Pac Pac (4 months ago)
Con Cong it's sad that some people were really mean and hurtful in their comments to you. I hope that you are still sober. I know this post is old, but I'm sending you vibrational love and support on your sober journey.
mercurialmagictrees (9 months ago)
important message hopefully people acknowledge that it's not productive. I've beenon and off weed and alcohol so turned to alcohol exclusively sometimes . I realized it just frustrated me because I mostly didn't like the effects but I was desperate for a substance similar to weed somewhat. I realize now that it's better to just not use either until I can be self sufficient and live in a legal marijuana state. I drink different herbal black and green teas often to help me feel better
John Gotty (10 months ago)
Con Cong get the fuck out of here take a shot its good for you
Valdrin Rushiti (2 years ago)
Swag dude
Valdrin Rushiti (2 years ago)
Swag dude

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