The Evils of Alcoholism

*** Over the next couple of months we are planning to run an educational series on the risks and dangers of consuming alcohol. What turns out as a fun drink is turning out to be a lifetime of nightmares both for the drinker and their families.

 

The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 1

Drinking alcohol is causing major issues with some individuals in our communities, the individuals involved think that they are having fun while drinking and have an illusion that they are doing well in life, not realizing that they are ruining their futures and resulting in negative impacts on people around them and their families. Not many people realize the ‘living hell’ that is created when you have an alcoholic in the family, everyone around them has to suffer and endure the alcoholic person and it will negatively impact the future of every single person in the house.

Family members living in the presence of an alcoholic will have broken dreams, they will never excel academically or in sport or business or any other venture, because there is the presence of negative energy around the individual involved.

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pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 1 – Hindi
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 1 – Punjabi
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 1 – Tamil
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 1 – Telugu
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 1 – Bengali

શઆલ્કોહોલિઝમના દુષ્ટો 1

આગામી થોડા મહિનામાં અમે દારૂ પીવાના જોખમો અને જોખમો પર શૈક્ષણિક શ્રેણી ચલાવવાની યોજના બનાવી રહ્યા છીએ. મનોરંજક પીણું જે બહાર આવે છે તે દારૂ પીનારા અને તેના પરિવારો બંને માટે જીવનભરનાં સ્વપ્નો બની રહ્યું છે.

આલ્કોહોલ પીવું એ આપણા સમુદાયોના કેટલાક વ્યક્તિઓ સાથેના મુખ્ય મુદ્દાઓનું કારણ બની રહ્યું છે, સામેલ વ્યક્તિઓ એવું વિચારે છે કે તેઓ જીવનમાં દારૂ પીતા અને સારી રીતે કામ કરતા હોય ત્યારે મજામાં આવે છે, તેવું ભાનમાં નથી કે તેઓ તેમના વાયદાને બરબાદ કરી રહ્યા છે અને પરિણામે આસપાસના લોકો અને તેમના પરિવારો પર નકારાત્મક અસર પડે છે. . ઘણાં લોકોને ‘જીવંત નરક’નું ભાન નથી હોતું કે જ્યારે તમે કુટુંબમાં આલ્કોહોલિક હોવ ત્યારે બનાવવામાં આવે છે, આજુબાજુના દરેકને આલ્કોહોલિક વ્યક્તિને વેદના અને સહન કરવું પડે છે અને તે ઘરના દરેક વ્યક્તિના ભાવિને નકારાત્મક અસર કરશે.

આલ્કોહોલિકની હાજરીમાં રહેતા કુટુંબના સભ્યોએ સ્વપ્નો તૂટી ગયા હશે, તેઓ ક્યારેય શૈક્ષણિક રીતે અથવા રમતગમત અથવા વ્યવસાયમાં અથવા અન્ય કોઈ સાહસમાં ઉત્તમ બનશે નહીં, કારણ કે સામેલ વ્યક્તિની આસપાસ નકારાત્મક energyર્જાની હાજરી હોય છે.


Video Clips on Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease: Dia Mirza at TED

Shocking News about Alcoholism in India

Alcoholics Anonymous Speaker – India

The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 2

A. Why Alcohol is Banned in Gujarat?

Have you ever wondered, why alcohol is banned in Gujarat? Why Gujarat is a dry state? I;s a good question really. Many people actually wonder what is the exact reason behind the prohibition of alcohol in the Gujarat state. Well, ‘s dive in and find out!

The main reason behind alcohol ban in Gujarat is to pay homage to father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi who was born in Porbandar. Along with birthday of Gandhiji which is on October 2nd, 1869, the day is also celebrated as national dry day. Mahatma Gandhi didn’t drink and he always opposed the idea of alcohol consumption. So this is the main reason alcohol is banned in Gujarat. There are many other advantages as well. The most important one is reduced social issues and domestic violence. Women are very safe in Gujarat than any other alcohol-legal state. You will never find drunk people roaming around as a threat to women on the streets.

It’s a common fact that alcohol causes serious health problems. Thus, banning alcohol helps develop a state full of healthy people thus saving cost on free treatments given in the government hospitals. Gujarat law prohibits anyone from storing, producing, selling ad consumption of alcoholic beverages started since May 1st 1960 when Bombay stated was demerged into Gujarat and Maharashtra. The law actually came into existence when many people died from the consumption of methyl alcohol. The act still stands in both the states but licensing regime in Maharashtra is quite liberal allowing the vendors and traders to sell alcohol openly. Gujarat licensing authorities have completely banned it. But, foreigners and NRI’s can get a permit having a validity of 30 days.

B. 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Drink Alcohol…

Alcohol affects the entire body, including the brain, nervous system, liver, heart, and the individual’s emotional well-being. Its effects are directly related to the amount of alcohol ingested. Factors that influence the effects of alcohol on the body include age, gender, family history of alcoholism, and how much and how often alcohol is consumed.

1. Brain Disorders
According to the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, just one or two drinks can cause blurred vision, slurred speech, slower reaction times, impaired memory, and loss of balance. Short-term effects disappear when the individual stops drinking, but long-term alcohol abuse may cause chronic brain disorders that are serious and debilitating.

2. Serious Chronic Diseases
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking alcohol over extended periods of time can cause high blood pressure, liver cirrhosis (damage to liver cells), and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

3. Hangovers
A hangover is a set of unpleasant symptoms that occur after drinking too much alcohol, typically the morning after a night of heavy drinking. A hangover may be characterized by fatigue, thirst, nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle aches, dizziness, rapid pulse, sensitivity to light and sound, mood disturbances, and bloodshot eyes.

4. Cancer
Long-term drinking is associated with a higher risk of certain types of cancer, including cancer of the liver, mouth, throat, larynx (the voice box), esophagus, and breast. Drinkers who also smoke are at a higher risk for developing cancer.

5. Birth Defects
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women should not drink at all, but about one in 12 pregnant women in the United States report alcohol use. Exposing the fetus to alcohol can cause birth defects of the brain, heart and other organs.

6. Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking slows reaction time, and impairs judgment and coordination. Individuals under the influence of alcohol are more likely to be involved in motor-vehicle accidents; violent acts, such as child abuse, murder and suicide; falls; drowning; burns; and firearm injuries.

7. Dependence
According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, youth who use alcohol before the age of 15 are five times more likely to become dependent on alcohol than adults who begin drinking at age 21. Other factors include gender and family history of alcoholism.

8. Empty Calories
A single 12-ounce beer, five-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5-ounce shot of liquor has about 150 calories. These are empty calories that contain no beneficial nutrients.

9. Poor Quality of LIfe
Drinking alcohol can affect your financial, professional, and emotional well-being. Long-term alcohol abuse is associated with psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, and antisocial personality disorder.

10. Death
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking is a pattern of alcohol consumption on a single occasion and generally within two hours – that raises the concentration of alcohol in the blood to 0.08 percent or higher. Drinking alcohol too quickly and in excessive amounts depresses the nervous system, causing blackouts, seizures, coma, and even death.

Download full text in multiple languages:
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 2 – English
pdf દારૂના દુષ્ટતા – ભાગ 2 – Gujarati
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 2 – Hindi
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 2 – Punjabi
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 2 – Tamil
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 2 – Telugu
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 2 – Bengali


Video Clips on Alcoholism – Part 2

Alcoholic de-addiction, an alternative approach | Dr Abhijit Nadkarni | TEDxPanaji

Decoding Alcoholism (Hindi)

Alcohol Has Overtaken Kerala, India

The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 3

Drinking alcohol is causing major issues with some individuals in our communities, the individuals involved think that they are having fun while drinking and have an illusion that they are doing well in life, not realizing that they are ruining their futures and resulting in negative impacts on people around them and their families. Not many people realize the Living Hell that is created when you have an alcoholic in the family, everyone around them has to suffer and endure the alcoholic person and it will negatively impact the future of every single person in the house.

Family members living in the presence of an alcoholic will have broken dreams, broken futures and broken homes, they will never excel academically or in sports or in business or any other venture, because there is the presence of negative energies around the individual involved.

Domestic Violence remains ever present in homes that have an alcoholic present and life becomes a ‘living hell’ for everyone living in the house with the entire family bearing the brunt of domestic violence, something else that is never discussed anywhere is that an, an alcoholic smells bad to a non-driking person, imagine what spouses have to endure when thier husbands have been drinking and they have to smell him lying next to him in bed and then the morning after.

A. Back from the Pits of Addiction – How I reclaimed my life with some help

I am different, I was born over 60 years ago in a small town in India. My father was a senior government official on a transferable job. I lived in reasonably comfortable homes in different cities and towns , with a retinue of servants and other perks.

For as long as I can remember, I felt I was a special person – sort of different to ‘normal’ people in a superior kind of way. I managed to get through school without really working hard, even getting a gold medal in high school.

During teens and later, I always had the best-looking girls in town as girlfriends. The girls liked me, their mothers trusted me – I was that sort of guy!

I even had my share of fame – I was a successful member of the theatre community. I wrote, directed, produced and acted in several plays. All this reinforced my belief that I was different in a unique way – I could get away with anything.

I started occasionally smoking and drinking in school. Still, my real journey in addiction began when I went to Delhi University for graduation in 1973.

At that time, New Delhi and most of north India was part of the worldwide wave of ‘hippies’ – the fag end of ‘make love, not war’ movement. Vietnam war and WOODSTOCK were just over, and the young were seeking some higher meaning. Alcohol and drugs were rampant.

Several ‘godmen’ were propagating their beliefs – BHAGWAN RAJNEESH, Balyagoeshwar, MAHARISHI of BEATLES fame. Even Harvard professors like TIMOTHY LEARY AND RICHARD ALPERT and JOHN C LILY were experimenting and encouraging people to “turn on, tune in, drop out” by popping LSD and. BABA RAMDASS wrote some mind-boggling books based on his experiences with a Himalayan guru and CARLOS CASTANEDA about the teachings of a Mexican shaman. I absorbed this alternative reality that further made me believe I was a person with a “higher” consciousness. The lifestyle entailed a carefree, unstructured attitude spiked with a variety of drugs.

Living a double life

I started living a double life. While maintaining a veneer of social compliance, I was becoming dependent on alcohol and drugs. Of course, I didn’t realize that, believing that such a lifestyle is the “real” way to live a full life.

After graduation, I didn’t pursue further studies and started working in the advertising industry. At that time, it was vastly different. Alcohol was an accepted part of the lifestyle of the advertising world; even smoking weed was okay with the creative units.

I worked in various advertising agencies and drifted in the working world.

I would often resign from a job when I sensed I was going to be fired!

My father, at times, helped me in landing jobs. Yet, I was always resentful of his straight thinking and lifestyle – you know the old-fashioned principles of education, hard work, honesty!

As it was becoming harder to get by with drugs in the workplace and alcohol was more acceptable, my drinking increase in leaps and bounds.

Then came marriage. My wife believed she could reform me with love and care (sounds familiar?). Still, her herculean efforts failed before the all-powerful alcohol. By now, we had a daughter, who was insecure in this world and scared of her father. My wife filed for divorce. At that time, I felt it strange that my parents were supporting my wife and not their son.

I can now understand the long-drawn trauma my parents were going through. In due course, a senior Al-anon member advised the about detachment which entailed withdrawing support.

Recovery

I finally agreed to seek help, not for any recovery (because I didn’t believe I had a problem), but more to manipulate and regain control over my family!

I enrolled in an ONLINE RECOVERY program at HOPE TRUST. My therapist helped me in exploring my irrational thinking patterns and misplaced belief systems. I became open-minded to fresh inputs and experienced personal growth, which had been stunted due to my addictive behaviours.

The therapy team also worked with my wife, daughter and parents. Slowly, hesitatingly, the relationships started to heal. I got re-married to her after a gap of several years, and we had a son who is a gift of sobriety.

Now I realize that I have been ‘different’ and special all my life – I cannot drink like regular folks. Small issues that normal folks can deal with easily are often so difficult for me. My mind is mostly my worst enemy. I have had so many unresolved emotions accumulated over the years, and my attitudes are often unreasonable.

I began the journey of recovery through the 12 Steps of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS with the help of my therapist and sponsor.

“Progress, not perfection” is so apt when I try to define my life in sobriety. Every day, I move ahead toward a more humble, open-minded and tolerant self. I do have setbacks, but the process is slow, but sure. The progress has brought immense joy and rewards – for me, my family and many people who have crossed my path.

For this, I am forever grateful to Hope Trust and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Download full text in multiple languages:
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 3 – English
pdf આલ્કોહોલિઝમની દુષ્ટતા – ભાગ 3 – Gujarati
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 3 – Hindi
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 3 – Punjabi
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 3 – Tamil
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 3 – Telugu
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 3 – Bengali


The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 4

Drinking alcohol is causing major issues with some individuals in our communities, the individuals involved think that they are having fun while drinking and have an illusion that they are doing well in life, not realizing that they are ruining their futures and resulting in negative impacts on people around them and their families. Not many people realize the Living Hell that is created when you have an alcoholic in the family, everyone around them has to suffer and endure the alcoholic person and it will negatively impact the future of every single person in the house.

Family members living in the presence of an alcoholic will have broken dreams, broken futures and broken homes, they will never excel academically or in sports or in business or any other venture, because there is the presence of negative energies around the individual involved.

Domestic Violence remains ever present in homes that have an alcoholic present and life becomes a ‘living hell’ for everyone living in the house with the entire family bearing the brunt of domestic violence, something else that is never discussed anywhere is that an alcoholic persons smells bad to a non-driking person, imagine what spouses have to endure when their husbands have been drinking and they have to smell him lying next to him in bed and then the morning after. a living nightmare.

A. Love and Gratitude

I am grateful for the Al-Anon fellowship which gave me comfort when I was miserable with an alcoholic partner.

My life was full of chaos, nothing had gone as planned, my expectations, the very basic ones, were unmet and my husband’s drinking continued.

This was nine years back from today. His drinking ruined not only him but damaged me also.

I felt I had failed.The drinking went worse.

Finally we ended up in a rehab where I was told that alcoholism is a disease and I too was affected by living with an active alcoholic.

Al-Anon meetings were suggested to cope with the damages caused by someone else’s drinking.

I started going for Al-Anon meetings.

Something attracted me in those rooms.

I felt I had reached a place of solution for all my dilemmas.

I started getting the truth about the disease of alcoholism and also accepted slowly that there is nothing for me to do to stop his drinking.

These meetings helped me learn that I am not the cause for someone else’s drinking, I cannot control nor can I cure.

Now I could focus on my own characteristics and attitudes which needed improvement.

I gained courage to accept and take responsibility for my own mistakes.After so many years Al-Anon meetings are my still favourite place to be in.

This has given me the clarity to view the issues in true perspective.

Peace and serenity are my companions and gratitude is a way of living now.

It has helped me to discover myself and stay aligned to my purpose in life.

I wish to be in Al-Anon till my last day.It has answers to everything I might need to deal with even in future.

I am thankful for those who have walked this path and carried the message.

B. I gave up drinking. You should too

In August 2013 I woke up terrified in the middle of the night on a couch in Montreal.

A dark room tilted and spun on a lopsided axis. The hard futon on which I’d sprawled earlier in the night threatened to dump me into the abyss between its edge and the coffee table. My mouth tasted foul.

I lurched upright. The universe punished me with a spear of pain from the back of my neck down to my right thigh, stiffening and immobilizing that side of my body.

But danger rumbled in my guts. So I clung to furniture and tried to navigate my friend’s unfamiliar apartment. My hands pawed at the wall then found a doorknob and a light switch. Fluorescent light beat on my retinas. Linoleum tile. I squinted, peered around for the toilet. A rushing noise in my ears grew louder.

And then it was too late.

Discounting some bad choices in high school, I’ve never been a heavy drinker. That day in Montreal was no exception, though it remains the one time that I remember vomiting. It was the end of summer break after my sophomore year of college. I visited a friend in the French-Canadian city, and we made the rounds of a few local breweries. A sip here and there just added up faster than I’d imagined.

For years, this was my go-to “alcohol is freaking poison” anecdote. I’d bet most adult readers have a similar one (or several): That time you drank way too much. These incidents can be funny, and hopefully they’re rare enough not to be a problem in your life. They teach us to drink in moderation. Their lesson is that a couple glasses at a time is a responsible choice, as long as you don’t go overboard.

Years passed before I realized binge drinking wasn’t my real problem with alcohol. The real problem was all the ways it messed up my body and life while I was being careful.

Asked how many alcoholic drinks they’d consumed in the last week, the bottom 60% of Americans reported an average of less than one. The bottom 30% drank none at all.

But the top 40% of Americans imbibed anywhere from two up to many dozens of glasses in just one week. The top 10% averaged a whopping 73.85. (You can read more about those numbers at The Washington Post.)

For five years or so, I drank about two or three drinks in a week — sometimes a bit more, sometimes a lot less. That put me near the 60th percentile. In other words, I drank a bit more than average, but was well within the normal range.

Maybe once a week I’d have a beer in the evening with my roommate after class or work. Another downed at a Tuesday bar-trivia night, and then maybe another if I went out on a weekend.

With just one or two exceptions in half a decade, I never drank more than I intended or woke up feeling ill. So I considered myself a light, responsible drinker, and never connected any health or personal problems to the liquid drug.

Now let me tell you what happened when I stopped drinking.

It happened by accident. I graduated college and moved into an apartment of nondrinkers, ran low on cash and switched to ordering club sodas at bars, and started dating someone who didn’t drink at all. All the little cues that had prompted me to drink drifted away, and months passed before I noticed.

But in the meantime, my life improved. My chronic insomnia became easier to manage. I had more energy, spent less time watching TV and more time reading, writing, and exercising. When I went out (to the same bars and shows) I felt more present and took home better memories of the evenings. And while I sometimes craved beer or liquor, I never missed the experience of drinking.

In short: I became a healthier, happier person without even noticing that I’d given anything up.

Now my body is neither a temple nor a controlled experiment. I can’t prove that giving up alcohol changed my life, and I certainly don’t know that it will change yours. But my experience tracks with the best available science on drinking, which tells us that even in small quantities alcohol can make you less healthy and less happy.

Even though booze can knock you out, alcohol consumption correlates strongly with severe insomnia. And it can lower sleep quality in healthy sleepers as well, making them more tired during the day. Drinking is associated with a higher risk of weight gain and obesity, and it makes you more likely to contract illnesses like hypertension, mouth cancer, pancreatitis, and liver cirrhosis. That’s true whether you’re an alcoholic or a “light drinker.” And alcohol doesn’t just make you more likely to get sick. It measurably increases your risk of dying early for any reason.

There are some (often overhyped) studies that suggest health benefits to small amounts of alcohol consumption. The most notable of these are a series of papers that suggest minor cardiovascular benefits to very small amounts of alcohol, particularly red wine. Let’s set aside for the moment more recent research that casts doubt on those studies’ conclusions. Instead, we’ll focus on this fact: Most regular drinkers far outstrip the small quantities that might offer benefits, and even researchers sympathetic to the idea write that we all need to cool it with the booze.

But maybe you’re a “live fast, die young, enjoy it while you can” type? You should know that even light drinking correlates with unhappiness and life dissatisfaction in college students. And across age groups, people tend to drink when they’re stressed. We can try to shortcut our way to happy lives with booze, but it probably won’t work (except perhaps for those among us who are elderly women, but that’s a topic for another day).

All these ill effects of our favorite toxin add up to enormous, painful problems for individuals, families, and society at large. These are problems we’d clearly be better off without.

That’s not to say quitting is easy. I haven’t been perfect in abstaining from alcohol. After going cold turkey for the last eight months of 2015, I’ve had a few drinks in 2016. And let me tell you: There’s nothing like stripping away your chemical tolerances to reveal how nasty these drinks really are. I’m a reasonably healthy 180+ pound, 24-year-old. But even a small glass of Heineken calls up echoes of that night in Montreal: dizziness, headaches, and a sleepless night.

Because alcohol is poison. And we should all stop putting it in our bodies.

Download full text in multiple languages:
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 4 – English
pdf આલ્કોહોલિઝમની દુષ્ટતા – ભાગ 4 – Gujarati
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 4 – Hindi
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 4 – Punjabi
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 4 – Tamil
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 4 – Telugu
pdf The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 4 – Bengali


મદ્યપાનની દુષ્ટતા – ભાગ 4 આલ્કોહોલ

પીવાથી આપણા સમુદાયોની કેટલીક વ્યક્તિઓ સાથે મુખ્ય સમસ્યાઓ causingભી થાય છે, સામેલ વ્યક્તિઓ વિચારે છે કે તેઓ પીતી વખતે મજા માણી રહ્યા છે અને તેમને ભ્રમ છે કે તેઓ જીવનમાં સારું કરી રહ્યા છે, તેમને ખ્યાલ નથી કે તેઓ તેમનું બરબાદ કરી રહ્યા છે ભાવિ અને પરિણામે તેમની આસપાસના લોકો અને તેમના પરિવારો પર નકારાત્મક અસર પડે છે. જ્યારે તમે પરિવારમાં આલ્કોહોલિક હોવ ત્યારે સર્જાતા લિવિંગ હેલને ઘણા લોકોને ખ્યાલ હોતો નથી, આજુબાજુના દરેકને આલ્કોહોલિક વ્યક્તિને ભોગવવું પડે છે અને સહન કરવું પડે છે અને તે ઘરના દરેક વ્યક્તિના ભવિષ્ય પર નકારાત્મક અસર કરશે.

આલ્કોહોલિકની હાજરીમાં રહેતા પરિવારના સભ્યોને તૂટેલા સપના, તૂટેલા વાયદા અને તૂટેલા ઘરો હશે, તેઓ ક્યારેય શૈક્ષણિક રીતે અથવા રમતગમતમાં અથવા વ્યવસાયમાં અથવા અન્ય કોઈ સાહસમાં શ્રેષ્ઠ બનશે નહીં, કારણ કે તેમાં સામેલ વ્યક્તિની આસપાસ નકારાત્મક ઉર્જાની હાજરી છે.

ઘરેલુ હિંસા હંમેશા ઘરોમાં હાજર રહે છે જેમાં આલ્કોહોલિક હાજર હોય છે અને ઘરમાં રહેતા દરેક માટે જીવન એક ‘જીવતું નરક’ બની જાય છે, જેમાં સમગ્ર પરિવાર ઘરેલુ હિંસાનો ભોગ બને છે, બીજી કોઈ વસ્તુ જેની ક્યારેય ચર્ચા થતી નથી તે આલ્કોહોલિક વ્યક્તિને ગંધ આવે છે. દારૂ ન પીનાર વ્યક્તિ માટે ખરાબ, કલ્પના કરો કે જ્યારે તેમના પતિ પીતા હોય ત્યારે પતિ-પત્નીએ શું સહન કરવું પડે અને તેમને પથારીમાં અને પછી સવારે તેની બાજુમાં પડેલા ગંધ આવે. એક જીવંત દુmaસ્વપ્ન.

A. પ્રેમ અને કૃતજ્itudeતા

હું અલ-એનોન ફેલોશિપ માટે આભારી છું જેણે જ્યારે હું આલ્કોહોલિક ભાગીદાર સાથે દુiseખી હતો ત્યારે મને દિલાસો આપ્યો.

મારું જીવન અંધાધૂંધીથી ભરેલું હતું, આયોજન મુજબ કશું ચાલ્યું ન હતું, મારી અપેક્ષાઓ, ખૂબ જ મૂળભૂત, અપૂર્ણ હતી અને મારા પતિનું પીવાનું ચાલુ રહ્યું.

આજથી નવ વર્ષ પહેલાની વાત છે. તેના પીવાથી માત્ર તેને જ નહીં પણ મને પણ નુકસાન થયું.

મને લાગ્યું કે હું નિષ્ફળ ગયો હતો પીવાનું ખરાબ થયું.

છેવટે અમે એક પુનર્વસનમાં પહોંચ્યા જ્યાં મને કહેવામાં આવ્યું કે મદ્યપાન એક રોગ છે અને હું પણ સક્રિય આલ્કોહોલિક સાથે રહેવાથી પ્રભાવિત થયો છું.

અલ-એનોન મીટિંગ્સ સૂચવવામાં આવી હતી કે કોઈ બીજાના પીવાથી થતા નુકસાનનો સામનો કરવો.

મેં અલ-એનોન બેઠકો માટે જવાનું શરૂ કર્યું.

તે રૂમમાં કંઈક મને આકર્ષિત કરે છે.

મને લાગ્યું કે હું મારી બધી મૂંઝવણોના સમાધાનના સ્થળે પહોંચી ગયો છું.

મેં મદ્યપાનના રોગ વિશે સત્ય મેળવવાનું શરૂ કર્યું અને ધીરે ધીરે સ્વીકાર્યું કે તેના પીવાનું બંધ કરવા માટે મારે કંઈ કરવું નથી.

આ બેઠકોએ મને એ શીખવામાં મદદ કરી કે હું કોઈ બીજાના પીવાનું કારણ નથી, હું નિયંત્રિત કરી શકતો નથી કે હું ઉપચાર કરી શકતો નથી.

હવે હું મારી પોતાની લાક્ષણિકતાઓ અને વલણ પર ધ્યાન કેન્દ્રિત કરી શકું છું જેને સુધારવાની જરૂર છે.

મેં મારી પોતાની ભૂલો સ્વીકારવા અને જવાબદારી લેવાની હિંમત મેળવી. આટલા વર્ષો પછી અલ-એનોન મીટિંગ્સ એ હજુ પણ મારું મનપસંદ સ્થળ છે.

આનાથી મને મુદ્દાઓને સાચા પરિપ્રેક્ષ્યમાં જોવાની સ્પષ્ટતા મળી છે.

શાંતિ અને નિર્મળતા મારા સાથી છે અને કૃતજ્તા એ હવે જીવવાની રીત છે.

તે મને મારી જાતને શોધવામાં અને જીવનમાં મારા હેતુ સાથે જોડાયેલા રહેવામાં મદદ કરી છે.

હું મારા છેલ્લા દિવસ સુધી અલ-એનોનમાં રહેવાની ઈચ્છા રાખું છું.તેમાં ભવિષ્યમાં પણ મારે જે પણ વ્યવહાર કરવાની જરૂર છે તેના જવાબો છે.

જેઓ આ માર્ગ પર ચાલ્યા છે અને સંદેશ વહન કરે છે તેમના માટે હું આભારી છું.


The Evils of Alcoholism – Part 5 – Solution –> Don’t drink Alchohol

Drinking alcohol is causing major issues with some individuals in our communities, the individuals involved think that they are having fun while drinking and have an illusion that they are doing well in life, not realizing that they are ruining their futures and resulting in negative impacts on people around them and their families. Not many people realize the Living Hell that is created when you have an alcoholic in the family, everyone around them has to suffer and endure the alcoholic person and it will negatively impact the future of every single person in the house.

Family members living in the presence of an alcoholic will have broken dreams, broken futures and broken homes, they will never excel academically or in sports or in business or any other venture, because there is the presence of negative energies around the individual involved.

Domestic Violence remains ever present in homes that have an alcoholic present and life becomes a ‘living hell’ for everyone living in the house with the entire family bearing the brunt of domestic violence, something else that is never discussed anywhere is that an alcoholic persons smells bad to a non-driking person, imagine what spouses have to endure when their husbands have been drinking and they have to smell him lying next to him in bed and then the morning after. a living nightmare.

The Solution is not to drink Alcohol, as alcohol will negatively impact your life and you will therefore not make any progress in life.

A. Recovery – 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

The relative success of the A.A. programme seems to be due to the fact that an alcoholic who no longer drinks has an exceptional faculty for “reaching” and helping an uncontrolled drinker.

In simplest form, the A.A. programme operates when a recovered alcoholic passes along the story of his or her own problem drinking, describes the sobriety he or she has found in A.A., and invites the newcomer to join the informal Fellowship.

The heart of the suggested programme of personal recovery is contained in Twelve Steps describing the experience of the earliest members of the Society:

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Newcomers are not asked to accept or follow these Twelve Steps in their entirety if they feel unwilling or unable to do so.

They will usually be asked to keep an open mind, to attend meetings at which recovered alcoholics describe their personal experiences in achieving sobriety, and to read A.A. literature describing and interpreting the A.A. programme.

B. Stop Drinking, Start Living

When you quit drinking, the immediate benefit is that you break a bad habit. However, over time, the benefits are much more noteworthy as you start to feel better and notice significant positive changes. Most people quit alcohol because they recognise they have a problem or their life has become unmanageable because of this excessive substance use. Not many people realise that there are numerous benefits to not drinking when they first decide to put the bottle down.

When someone stops drinking alcohol, their body at first can go into shock, causing alcohol withdrawal symptoms, if they are not cautious. Apparently, when someone has been consuming alcohol for an extended period, their body tends to become dependent on the chemicals present in the drink. In fact, the human body makes adjustments to the processes of the organs to accommodate the added alcohol intake.

benefits of quitting alcohol:

1. You get better sleep
2. You’re more energetic
3. Your skin gets clearer
4. Your body becomes more hydrated
5. There is an increase in the mental focus
6. Better digestion and increased absorption of vitamins and minerals
7. Reduced risk of heart disease or breast cancer
8. Better immune system
9. Improved memory function
10. Weight loss due to less caloric intake
11. Reduced sugar intake
12. Reduced risk of heart disease or breast cancer

Consuming alcohol on a regular basis can lead to alcoholic liver disease. As per the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, men should not drink more than fourteen drinks per week whereas women should not drink more than seven drinks per week. Alcohol affects our:

The Brain

Alcohol slows down the communication between the neurotransmitters and neurons, which is the command pathway for all the essential functions of the body such as moving, breathing, speaking, and thinking. The brain tissue, cerebellum, limbic system, and cerebral cortex each can be negatively affected by alcohol consumption causing several health issues such as depression, poor sleep, mood changes, alcohol dependence, and decreased brain cells.

The Immune System

Alcohol leads to the weakening of the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight off a sickness, illness or disease. Moreover, alcohol also makes white blood cells less effective at fighting off harmful bacteria.

The Liver

The role of the liver is to break down alcohol in the human body, which throws off harmful toxins. Eventually, the liver is filled with toxins and a build-up of fat, causing Steatosis or “fatty liver”. Steatosis is an early sign of alcoholic liver disease. A fatty liver can also lead to hepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis.

The Heart

By consuming alcohol, you just don’t damage your heart but also weaken its muscles, leading to heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and heart arrhythmias.
< Alcohol can increase the risk of Cancer

Alcohol also majorly affects antibodies that are responsible for defending against tumour cells putting us at much higher risk for cancer. Alcohol is responsible for 3.5% of U.S. cancer deaths, or about 20,000 cancer-related deaths each year. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, alcohol remains a primary contributor to cancer mortality and years of probable life lost. Reducing alcohol intake is an important and an unde remphasized cancer prevention tactic.

Refraining from alcohol can help in reverse its adverse effects like thinking skills, including problem-solving, memory and attention. Enjoying alcohol in moderation has many health benefits that could give you a long life.However, if Alcohol is misused as an escape route for personal, career or social pressures ultimately it leads to permanent liver damage leading to cirrhosis and there is a devastating condition.

Because alcohol is poison so we should stop putting it in our bodies.

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મદ્યપાનની દુષ્ટતા – ભાગ 5 – ઉકેલ – આલ્કોહોલ ન પીવો આલ્કોહોલ

પીવાથી આપણા સમુદાયોમાં કેટલીક વ્યક્તિઓ સાથે મુખ્ય સમસ્યાઓ causingભી થાય છે, સામેલ વ્યક્તિઓ વિચારે છે કે તેઓ પીતી વખતે મજા કરી રહ્યા છે અને તેઓ ભ્રમ ધરાવે છે કે તેઓ જીવનમાં સારું કરી રહ્યા છે , તેઓ તેમના વાયદાને બરબાદ કરી રહ્યા છે અને તેમની આસપાસના લોકો અને તેમના પરિવારો પર નકારાત્મક અસર કરે છે તે સમજીને નહીં. જ્યારે તમે પરિવારમાં આલ્કોહોલિક હોવ ત્યારે સર્જાતા લિવિંગ હેલને ઘણા લોકોને ખ્યાલ આવતો નથી, આજુબાજુના દરેકને આલ્કોહોલિક વ્યક્તિને ભોગવવું પડે છે અને સહન કરવું પડે છે અને તે ઘરના દરેક વ્યક્તિના ભવિષ્ય પર નકારાત્મક અસર કરશે.

આલ્કોહોલિકની હાજરીમાં રહેતા પરિવારના સભ્યોને તૂટેલા સપના, તૂટેલા વાયદા અને તૂટેલા ઘરો હશે, તેઓ ક્યારેય શૈક્ષણિક રીતે અથવા રમતગમતમાં અથવા વ્યવસાયમાં અથવા અન્ય કોઈ સાહસમાં શ્રેષ્ઠ બનશે નહીં, કારણ કે તેમાં સામેલ વ્યક્તિની આસપાસ નકારાત્મક શક્તિઓની હાજરી છે.

ઘરેલું હિંસા હંમેશા ઘરોમાં હાજર રહે છે જેમાં આલ્કોહોલિક હાજર હોય છે અને ઘરમાં રહેતા દરેક માટે જીવન એક ‘જીવંત નરક’ બની જાય છે અને સમગ્ર પરિવાર ઘરેલુ હિંસાનો ભોગ બને છે, બીજી કોઈ વસ્તુ જેની ચર્ચા ક્યાંય થતી નથી તે એ છે કે આલ્કોહોલિક વ્યક્તિને ગંધ આવે છે. દારૂ ન પીનાર વ્યક્તિ માટે ખરાબ, કલ્પના કરો કે જ્યારે તેમના પતિ પીતા હોય ત્યારે પતિ-પત્નીએ શું સહન કરવું પડે અને તેમને પથારીમાં અને પછી સવારે તેની બાજુમાં પડેલા ગંધ આવે. એક જીવંત દુmaસ્વપ્ન.

આલ્કોહોલ ન પીવો, આલ્કોહોલ પીવો તે તમારા જીવન પર નકારાત્મક અસર કરશે અને તમે જીવનમાં કોઈ પ્રગતિ નહીં કરો.

A. પુનoveryપ્રાપ્તિ – આલ્કોહોલિકના 12 પગલાંઓ અનામી

AA પ્રોગ્રામની સાપેક્ષ સફળતા એ હકીકતને કારણે લાગે છે કે જે આલ્કોહોલિક પીતો નથી તે “પહોંચવા” અને અનિયંત્રિત પીનારાને મદદ કરવા માટે એક અસાધારણ ફેકલ્ટી ધરાવે છે.

સૌથી સરળ સ્વરૂપમાં, AA કાર્યક્રમ ચાલે છે જ્યારે પુન recoveredપ્રાપ્ત આલ્કોહોલિક તેની પોતાની સમસ્યા પીવાની વાર્તા સાથે પસાર થાય છે, તે AA માં મળેલ સંયમનું વર્ણન કરે છે, અને આગંતુકને અનૌપચારિક ફેલોશિપમાં જોડાવા આમંત્રણ આપે છે.

વ્યક્તિગત પુન recoveryપ્રાપ્તિના સૂચિત કાર્યક્રમનું હૃદય સોસાયટીના પ્રારંભિક સભ્યોના અનુભવનું વર્ણન કરતા બાર પગલાઓમાં સમાયેલ છે:

1. અમે સ્વીકાર્યું કે અમે આલ્કોહોલથી અશક્ત હતા – કે અમારું જીવન અયોગ્ય બની ગયું હતું
2. માનવા લાગ્યા કે એક મોટી શક્તિ આપણા કરતાં આપણને સ્વચ્છતામાં પુન restoreસ્થાપિત કરી શકે.
3. આપણી ઈચ્છા અને આપણા જીવનને ઈશ્વરની સંભાળમાં ફેરવવાનો નિર્ણય કર્યો છે કારણ કે આપણે તેને સમજીએ છીએ.
4. આપણી જાતની શોધ અને નિર્ભય નૈતિક યાદી બનાવી.
5. ઈશ્વરને, આપણી જાતને અને બીજા મનુષ્યને આપણી ભૂલોનું ચોક્કસ સ્વરૂપ સ્વીકાર્યું.
6. ભગવાન ચારિત્ર્યની આ બધી ખામીઓ દૂર કરવા માટે સંપૂર્ણપણે તૈયાર હતા.
7. નમ્રતાથી તેને અમારી ખામીઓ દૂર કરવા કહ્યું.
8. અમે નુકસાન પહોંચાડ્યું હતું તે તમામ વ્યક્તિઓની સૂચિ બનાવી, અને તે બધાને સુધારવા માટે તૈયાર થયા.
9. જ્યાં પણ શક્ય હોય ત્યાં આવા લોકોને સીધા સુધારા કર્યા, જ્યારે આવું કરવું તે સિવાય તેમને અથવા અન્યને નુકસાન પહોંચાડે.
10. વ્યક્તિગત ઇન્વેન્ટરી લેવાનું ચાલુ રાખ્યું અને જ્યારે અમે ખોટા હતા ત્યારે તરત જ સ્વીકાર્યું.
11. પ્રાર્થના અને ધ્યાન દ્વારા ઈશ્વર સાથેના આપણા સભાન સંપર્કમાં સુધારો કરવા માટે આપણે તેને સમજીએ છીએ, ફક્ત આપણા માટે તેની ઇચ્છાના જ્ knowledgeાન માટે અને તે પૂર્ણ કરવાની શક્તિ માટે પ્રાર્થના કરીએ છીએ.
12. આ પગલાંઓના પરિણામે આધ્યાત્મિક જાગૃતિ આવી હોવાથી, અમે આ સંદેશને મદ્યપાન કરનારાઓ સુધી પહોંચાડવાનો અને અમારી તમામ બાબતોમાં આ સિદ્ધાંતોનો અભ્યાસ કરવાનો પ્રયાસ કર્યો.

નવા આવનારાઓને આ બાર પગલાંને સ્વીકારવા અથવા અનુસરવા માટે કહેવામાં આવતું નથી જો તેઓ અનિચ્છા અથવા આમ કરવામાં અસમર્થ લાગે.

સામાન્ય રીતે તેઓને ખુલ્લું મન રાખવા, બેઠકોમાં હાજરી આપવા માટે કહેવામાં આવશે જેમાં સ્વસ્થતા પ્રાપ્ત કરવા માટે મદ્યપાન કરનારાઓ તેમના વ્યક્તિગત અનુભવોનું વર્ણન કરે છે, અને AA કાર્યક્રમનું વર્ણન અને અર્થઘટન કરવા AA સાહિત્ય વાંચે છે.

B. પીવાનું બંધ કરો, જીવવાનું શરૂ કરો

જ્યારે તમે પીવાનું છોડી દો, ત્યારે તાત્કાલિક લાભ એ છે કે તમે એક ખરાબ આદત તોડી નાખો. જો કે, સમય જતાં, લાભો વધુ નોંધપાત્ર છે કારણ કે તમે વધુ સારું અનુભવવાનું શરૂ કરો છો અને નોંધપાત્ર હકારાત્મક ફેરફારો જોશો. મોટાભાગના લોકો આલ્કોહોલ છોડી દે છે કારણ કે તેઓ માને છે કે તેમને કોઈ સમસ્યા છે અથવા આ પદાર્થના વધુ પડતા ઉપયોગને કારણે તેમનું જીવન અસહ્ય બની ગયું છે. ઘણા લોકોને ખ્યાલ નથી હોતો કે જ્યારે તેઓ પ્રથમ બોટલ નીચે રાખવાનું નક્કી કરે છે ત્યારે ન પીવાના અસંખ્ય ફાયદા છે.

જ્યારે કોઈ વ્યક્તિ આલ્કોહોલ પીવાનું બંધ કરે છે, ત્યારે તેમનું શરીર શરૂઆતમાં આઘાતમાં જઈ શકે છે, જેના કારણે આલ્કોહોલ ઉપાડવાના લક્ષણો, જો તેઓ સાવધ ન હોય તો. દેખીતી રીતે, જ્યારે કોઈ વ્યક્તિ લાંબા સમય સુધી આલ્કોહોલનું સેવન કરે છે, ત્યારે તેમનું શરીર પીણામાં હાજર રસાયણો પર નિર્ભર બની જાય છે. હકીકતમાં, માનવ શરીર વધારાના આલ્કોહોલના સેવનને સમાવવા માટે અંગોની પ્રક્રિયાઓમાં ગોઠવણો કરે છે.

આલ્કોહોલ છોડવાના ફાયદા:

1. તમને સારી sleepમળે છેવધુ get
ંઘ2. તમેર્જાવાન છો
3. તમારી ત્વચા સ્પષ્ટ થાય છે
4. તમારું શરીર વધુ હાઇડ્રેટેડ બને છે
5. માનસિક ધ્યાન વધારવામાં આવે છે
6. સારી પાચન અને વિટામિન્સનું શોષણ વધે છે અને ખનિજો
7. હૃદય રોગ અથવા સ્તન કેન્સરનું જોખમ
8. વધુ સારી રોગપ્રતિકારક શક્તિ
9. સુધારેલ મેમરી કાર્ય
ઓછું10. ઓછી કેલરીના કારણે વજન ઘટાડવું
11. ખાંડનું સેવન ઘટાડવું
12. હૃદય રોગ અથવા સ્તન કેન્સરનું જોખમ

ઘટાડવું. નિયમિત ધોરણે આલ્કોહોલિક યકૃત રોગ તરફ દોરી શકે છે. નેશનલ ઈન્સ્ટીટ્યુટ ઓફ આલ્કોહોલ એબ્યુઝ એન્ડ આલ્કોહોલિઝમ મુજબ, પુરુષોએ દર અઠવાડિયે ચૌદથી વધુ પીણાં ન પીવા જોઈએ જ્યારે મહિલાઓએ દર અઠવાડિયે સાતથી વધુ પીણાં ન પીવા જોઈએ. આલ્કોહોલ આપણને અસર કરે છે:

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