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10 Surprising Things That Happened When I Quit Drinking Alcohol

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fmxy (53 minutes ago)
the weird thing is that drinking is considered to be the normal state
Seander Pietersen (1 hour ago)
Hahaha 5 years No booze. No jail time, No big Bills in bar,s , No Hangovers, No fights with people
Teresa TK (5 hours ago)
Sober 2 1/2 years
Jesse Rivera (18 hours ago)
I’ve been trying to stop drinking for almost two years. I’ve thrown up easily over 2,000 times. Been drinking six years and throw up about 1-2 times a day, skip some days.
D Ss (1 day ago)
after hard drinking for 30 years, I finally quit about a month ago. I am experiencing some strange side effects I never heard of. My facial hair started falling out, my voice is getting higher. But the worst part is my penis seems to be shrinking, and what looks like a vagina is forming under my testicles. I also find myself obsessively shopping for shoes constantly.
shattered legion (1 day ago)
Hey alpha ive been dipping tobacco 4 15yrs any advice on quitting
joseph sandmann (1 day ago)
thank you my friend , great vid!
TheHappy1 (1 day ago)
Zezus😂 I just love your "ads"😆❤
Roman F (1 day ago)
5 months without a drop of alcohol and I feel great. I was never even modest drinker... Even a few beers a week is bad, addictive. It makes people nervous, tired and negative. You can still get non-alcoholic beer :)
Power of Nil (2 days ago)
Hi Alpha Can u plz make a video about, is Red wine healthy? should we have it in every meal or just dinner or just lunch? Should we have it every day? should we go for the non-alcoholic one or the alcoholic one? how much is enough in a week? Mostly I have seen that bodybuilders take BCCA and they cannot sleep at night due to that. So they have two red wines with their dinner and they are just made to sleep bcz of all that comfort of red wine. They are making it a habit and sticking with it bcz it helps digestion and all! But I wanna ask u and have ur take on this? Please take this request and let us know if drinking wine is a healthier way of living then we are far away already! Plus plz include a message for people like me who are trying to get sober! so for sober people also include a plan if for bodybuilding wine is good option to have antioxidants. Ur big fan Alpha! I hope u take my request! Thanks :)
Austin Carl (3 days ago)
I felt the same clarity after smoking weed everyday (was for chronic back, neck and shoulder pain). Now that Ive healed, i feel so good, and am so productive in everything that I do! The mental clarity is absolutely AWESOME. With that being said, im probably gonna go back to smoking once or twice a week. Life is good!
claribel garcia (3 days ago)
God bless you God is great🤗
GardenGeek (3 days ago)
First 2:40 minutes of barking and aggressive gestures are characteristic of a DRY DRUNK. Also the high level of self absorption which the subject admits to as 'vanity'. This is how people behave when they have quit drinking without dealing with the underlying issues. They are not easy to be around. Friends and loved ones sometimes wish they would go back to drinking.
brian mcintyre (3 days ago)
' Most people think your an asshole when your a drunk, but it takes stamina to get drunk every day, feel sick and tired every morning, then do it again day after day' Charles Bukuski American writer.
Henry (3 days ago)
How do you drink while chewing tobacco without swallowing some of that Copenhagen?
Aaron Scarpa (3 days ago)
I quit six months ago, and I am happier than I’ve ever been in my life. I’m in much better shape physically, and I’m even training for a half marathon. Quitting all alcohol has been the best decision of my life.
Ciaran Ritter (4 days ago)
This video really helped me thank you man!
EVIL Co. (4 days ago)
Peter 5:8 King James Version (KJV) *Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:*
James L (5 days ago)
He says he quit drinking yet still drinks lol.
Mr Glew (6 days ago)
When I've been drinking I think that I am a mixture of Albert Einstein, Christopher Hitchens and Stewart Lee. Nothing could be further from the truth.
jennifer rice (6 days ago)
Hi, my bf is addicted to alcohol and feels like he can't stop.in and out of rehab, getting fired from jobs, getting arrested, etc..nothing has stopped him.does anyone have any suggestions? Please help.thnx you!
Martyn Scotton (6 days ago)
Definitely need to quit alcohol, drink myself stupid downing 12 pints of Stella on an empty stomach, then wonder why I do stupid shit & wake up regretting the night before. Today I’m quitting for good no more slowly killing myself.
Joe Euphoria (7 days ago)
It's not the alcohol. It's the consumer - control your mind and you control everything else. Peace!
John Reed (7 days ago)
They always say instant asshole just add alcohol lol
BLU3_WOLF_GAM3R (8 days ago)
Just purchased a bundle of Tiege Hanley skincare equipment and it works a treat!! Thanks Alapha m!!
Shuhari Tensai (8 days ago)
The best method that worked for me was changing my social circle. I picked up speed reading books and before I realize, I preferred people who discuss wide range of topics instead of just sports, beers and hot colleagues
Lmomjian (8 days ago)
have never drank more than a sip of alcohol, no desire to
IRUNASSAULT (8 days ago)
Moderation is key. Only day of the year I get really drunk is the 4th of July. Other than that I will go up to 2-3 weeks at a time before having a shot or two during a weekend bonfire.
Just Some Clown (8 days ago)
i was wondering how he was gonna stick tiege hanley in there
Tim Sapien (9 days ago)
Thanks for your story Aaron, and yes I would say the same thing for me. Since I’ve stopped drinking I’ve been feeling a whole lot better about myself in every aspect of my life. There’s a saying, If you gotta consume alcohol to have fun in life, then your doing it wrong.
Gowtham (9 days ago)
What i wonder about alcoholics r they speak,they make promises and the next day they forget everything and they repeat the same. it becomes their routine of life. But they keep on going like nothing has happend. But i am fully aware about what is going on even when i am drunk. I see lot of acting and fake characters. Actually it is not them but the alcohol goes inside us changing our chemistry and we become depend on that. Because of this dependency i have even attended job interviews after i am drunk. But nowadays i am fully awake even after drunk, i think i am not suitable for this anymore. I will reply on this comment after 30 days of no alcohol. Thanks.
Franz Leopold Neumann (9 days ago)
Take some test and fix your fucking voice man
https://youtu.be/z9GdH3yXV_0 My battle with alcohol. C2H5OH (Russia)
monstersince (9 days ago)
people stopped asking you to parties
Michael Annen (10 days ago)
l dont drink any more... or less
TJ Football (10 days ago)
I want to stop and I need to thanks for this
Tommy Culver (11 days ago)
I think you just changed my life. Thank you. You took a lot of the fear away. God bless you, and thank you for sharing your story. ✌️❤️🙂
Justin Reyez (12 days ago)
awesome video but why do you have videos on mixing drinks and best drinks for abs? seems hypocritical
BeerManSF (12 days ago)
Drinking is for champions
greg michaelides (12 days ago)
14 months sober. I was in the darkest place I've ever been. Being sober has given me life again. Never going back to the poison.
Beany 57 (13 days ago)
I gave up and stopped having fun and so I started again.. 🍻
Mark Matroni (13 days ago)
Thanks for the video, Live for the Pump!!!!!💪
Human Goat (13 days ago)
this channel is a business, this channel targets kids that are too young to know what is really going on , i knew this before he was on shark tank, he's a good speaker but he doesnt tell the truth
David Mari (13 days ago)
Just a little over a month sober. Completely amazed at the health benefits even 2 weeks in. It’ll be my first summer sober.
gaged dude T (14 days ago)
Be advised that depending on what level you are if you are a real alcoholic giving up can kill you !!!
Julie Sunshine (15 days ago)
Is this a commercial?! WTF?!
Frederik Saraber (15 days ago)
Die drinking bitch.
Jonathan Brown (15 days ago)
I know l need to stop bug keep putting it off, stopped smoking though!
Glory M (16 days ago)
I was sober for 2 year's than my brother moved in and mainly it became social and now trying to give up but my husband is a drinker and hardest thing ever, so far been sober one month after I threw up on my driveway in the snow and fell asleep by a tree 🌳 😜 that's when reality hit me hard, I grew up with drugs and alcoholic parents and don't want that for my kiddos that's main reason enough to give up.
Jim s (16 days ago)
I quit Smoking cigs, weed, and alcohol on the same day and have not touched it since, that was 5 years ago. The keys was, I was at rock bottom and ready. To me cold turkey was the only way to go. I also got back into weight lifting and a healthy food and supplement regime. It is never to late to get another chance at life, God Bless
Skuash (16 days ago)
I want to drink after having sex so I suppose I have to stop having sex.
Pickel Sandwich (16 days ago)
I am 60 years old, every one in my family that quit drinking ALL got sick and died within 10 of quiting. I have friends that quit drinking and they are sick or dead now. There is a lot of bacterial crap in our water and food now,, alcohol kills that stuff. Back in the middle ages people drink beer and wine because the water was not safe to drink,, we have a situation like that today in our country. IMO, boys, drink in moderation, know what your limit is and stop there. A little bit is good for you, to much can be bad. Self-control is the answer my young friends.
dijin456 (16 days ago)
I quit drinking.i didn't find jesus....get this...because he,s dead...I got a fat bank account instead
Robbie Jr (16 days ago)
The longest i stopped drinking alcohol was 1 month and a half i would always drink between 2 to 6 almost every day. I slowed down cause i don't drink everyday but i know i would be better off without drinking. I know i could make this happen.
Rusty Rogers (16 days ago)
Alpha says that when he quit alcohol he "perceived things differently, and felt like he was on drugs." Can anyone tell me how long it takes for your head to clear in this way after quitting alcohol? I have been a month sober and I still have a foggy head. I'm waiting for my perception can finally come back to normal.
Rusty Rogers (6 days ago)
Yeah this seems like a good place to start. Thanks very much for your consideration!
Gowtham (9 days ago)
May be you are still waiting for the better result. You may have not started a new activity to forget the absence of alcohol. You can get in to fitness or do yoga. I heard some say that endorphins are released in your body when you do workout which gives some sort of pleasure. Ever heard a term runners high? some find feeling of getting high while running. There is even a scientific research that says there is a cannabis receptors in our brain so the spiritual leaders says that it could be activated through meditation. i can keep going on. But my point is there are other ways to get pleasure. Just my opinion. Thanks,
Mizink Brahma (17 days ago)
Can i have your number Aaron
João Filipe da Costa (17 days ago)
I'm drinking only on the weekend due to training...fuck quiting, nothing beats a good day at the pub.
João Filipe da Costa (17 days ago)
You quit drinking, and have the balls to have alpha male as a name?
Praveen Alvandi (17 days ago)
Super...
Geo Engberson (17 days ago)
You lost me at ... "and I have an incredible product to sell you and there's a link for 20% off!!!"
Jonathan Douglas (17 days ago)
I went from being in the 180-190 7% body fat range to being 240lbs with high 20% body fat over the last year n a half of heavy drinking (not hard liquor) but desperately trying to get back to being healthy and living life and enjoying life any advice would be very helpful
Ebisnarte ASMR (17 days ago)
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Victor LUG (18 days ago)
Unless his ears got smaller idc weak ass
machinegunmcgurn45 (18 days ago)
He said he quit drinking and then he said he loves bourbon and still drinks ,what a dope.
Databank411 (18 days ago)
alcohol affects a lot of things in my life and I want it to stop so I looked up how to quit alcohol and I seen your video and I dumped out my bottle of vodka thanks I hope it sticks
Jorg Of Ancrath (18 days ago)
Wow....an add in the middle of the vid...I'm drunk and I still noticed
dev vish (18 days ago)
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Austin Purdy (18 days ago)
alot of people dont realize how nasty alcohol really is for humans
Austin Purdy (18 days ago)
very inspiring i can relate and i needed this
josephjeff0723 (19 days ago)
Just finished 3 months after going over 18 years. The last 4 years of which I drank every night. It hit me one night at 3am, while I was 12 beers in at home alone. I needed to stop or I would die. I already was always bloated and tired. My work was suffering and I had no desire to do anything but drink and sleep. I was battling depression and thought beer would help. I quit the next day and haven’t looked back. I feel great and have lost almost 40 pounds. My whole mentality changed and I’m noticing how much more positive I’m becoming. The only down side is I lost all my friends. Apparently I’m not fun to hang out with anymore. But I’ll deal with that over being depressed and killing myself slowly. One day at a time..
You started to post clickbaity videos on youtube
Apple269 Juice (19 days ago)
I thought he was going to say ultra instinct
Peter Meissnitzer (20 days ago)
From the mouth of a GENIUS concerning alcohol .....“Alcohol, however, will still be used. It is not a stimulant but a veritable elixir of life.” Nikola Tesla.
Willian Smithonson (20 days ago)
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king0cans (20 days ago)
Looks like quitting drinking gave you man boobs.
PhoenixBHO (20 days ago)
From good story to sales ad bullshit real quick...lame
Sills71 (21 days ago)
2 cans of dip a day is crazy
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Markus Ramone (21 days ago)
i ONLY drink Aclohol on Fridays
Chris R (22 days ago)
Very inspiring. Thx for a kick along for me. I'll still drink, but frankly work is hard these days, so limited drinking is the only way to stay on top of work.
89 Til Infinity (22 days ago)
I quit drinking...Now im a loner. Fucking sucks.
Daniel Tapia (22 days ago)
I've had a similar experience as well. I'm 5'6 160lb with a muscular body type and I started drinking around 15-16 years old (which at the time was only the weekends) since it was economically harder to get it (alcohol) then. Once I started working I drank every day after work including weekends, while still working out and eating relatively healthy. I didn't realize how much I was drinking until I saw a documentary on alcohol and its effects on the body, apparently it stated that heavy drinking was considered 4 drinks a day or 14 per week. This shocked me because I was drinking, on average about 80oz a day (every day) consistently for about 8 years. (I'm 28 now) My daily routine was stopping by the gas station after work and getting either 2x40oz or 1x12-pack and drinking it all. I recently stopped cold turkey after I started getting sharp needle like paints under my right rib, which I assumed was my liver, Even after I stopped I felt a "heavyness" or non-painful but noticeable dull ache for about a month and a half. This scared me into quitting, I still have severe urges to drink but I restrain myself considering it would probably lead to death.
Enrico Stimpson (22 days ago)
I'm trying my best to stop watch pornography to tell you the truth and I feel good.
AColonDashSix (24 days ago)
Good on ya you don’t need to quit totally but when you’re drinking too much and you know it you don’t like it time to cut back
John Hughes (24 days ago)
6 months for me, I eat and sleep better, feel better and am mentally clearer.
Cameron Egerer (24 days ago)
So you told us why you quit drinking to sell your products
Summer Skull (25 days ago)
I wish I knew how he went from getting blackout drunk to being comfortable with just a drink or two. The minute alcohol touches my lips I have to drink until drunk. Maybe he just has better will power.
DesertRunner956 (25 days ago)
Why do you think that alcohol one of the two great narcotics according to Nietzsche... Now do one on quitting Christianity!
Gustavo Cabrera (25 days ago)
I'm glad you made this video. I just wish I could actually have the motivation to stop. I keep drinking and making bad desicions. Just hope one day I have the will power to stoo
Matt King (25 days ago)
Err....thank you! I’m gonna do it after watching this. Just come out of a relationship which frankly, waaaay too much alcohol was consumed and really has me reassessing my life. Given up smoking so why not tackle the booze too.
Until you started to sell that cream. This is a hoax, I don't believe you.
You were drinking too much. It was good idea to leave it altogether. Moderate drinking is not an issue.
Alaskanomaly (27 days ago)
If I had not stopped drinking and smoking cigarettes I would be long dead by now. I like your story. Many things I can relate to. You were a heavy drinker and you clearly outlined some of the negative consequences of your drinking. However, you stopped before you crossed that threshold of no return. You never became an alcoholic and that is a good thing. The reason I say this is now you can enjoy a drink or two a few times a year with no negative consequences. If an alcoholic has one drink it creates a powerful compulsion to continue drinking. Then the alcoholic is off and running again. There is something called "controlled alcoholic drinking" when the alcoholic can limit his alcohol consumption through shear will-power, but that doesn't work for long. If you can have a drink and not experience a powerful compulsion to continue drinking then congratulations, you're not an alcoholic and good for you. The best thing an alcoholic can do for himself or herself is to not drink, every day, no matter what. Obviously, this is simply my point of view.
d00shm00k (28 days ago)
thx for the tips mr. Alpham
Viggo Labbé (28 days ago)
"I'm somewhat vain at times.....what?" Perfect delivery. Nice.
lovefunkrockmusic (29 days ago)
If people ask why you don't drink, tell them what are you drinking for- Donald Trump
Jonathan Staley (29 days ago)
Respect man, respect.
Peter Meissnitzer (1 month ago)
If you want to shorten your life go for it , quit lol.... to each his own .
Peter Meissnitzer (1 month ago)
http://www.flasks.com/blog/nikola-tesla-loved-alcohol/

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