HE LIFTS US UP: ABUSE AWARENESS– Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism
I am continuing a series on the various abuses. Now, I will proceed with the next abuse: alcohol abuse.  Alcohol abuse also leads to other abuses with violence.

alcohol

“Alcohol abuse is a disease. It is characterized by a pattern of excessive drinking despite the negative effects of alcohol on the individual’s life, including their families.

Alcohol abuse affects the work, health, educational and/or social lives of the person who drinks . The individual who abuses alcohol tends to continue to use it despite the obvious negative consequences, including increased incidences of domestic violence. Many risk factors for developing a drinking problem include low self-esteem, depression, or other mood problems, as well as having parents with alcoholism.”

Many alcoholics do not even realize that they have a problem, especially if they had parents that drank excessively. People who have been raised with parents who abused alcohol feel that it is perfectly normal to drink. Just like people who are raised in abusive home environments do not realize that they are abused. These behaviors become acceptable, despite the detrimental effects on the families involved. Many teenagers begin drinking as their parents drink. Many teenage deaths due to automobile accidents are alcohol related. Amazingly, many teenagers associate fun with alcohol. This is due to the alcohol lowering their inhibitions which in turn causes some behaviors which would have been avoided if alcohol was not involved. Consequently, excessive alcohol not only affects the health of the individuals drinking, but it affects the lives of the many family members involved…

I can tell you from experience, that alcohol consumption and drunkenness does increase the chances of abuse and domestic violence. Those who have a tendency to abuse are no longer restricted when intoxicated. Any self-control that they had previously is drastically minimized under the influence of alcohol. This lack of control can be very dangerous to victims of abuse. I pray that many will be set free from their addictions and that hearts will turn to God instead of alcohol.

References:

http://www.medicinenet.com/alcohol_abuse_and_alcoholism/page2.htm#what_is_alcohol_abuse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_learner_permit

 

 

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5 Responses to HE LIFTS US UP: ABUSE AWARENESS– Alcohol Abuse

  1. My first 10 years of life were shaped by alcohol abuse. I learned to protect and enable…that has shaped who I became…I know that God has used it for good; to teach me and to help others. Praying for all of those who are living under the cloud of alcohol abuse… AoA

    • secretangel says:

      Amen. I stand with you in prayer. I totally understand how you were affected. Our formative years with all of our experiences set the groundwork for what becomes acceptable behaviors in our lives. I pray that more will come to realize what is acceptable in God’s eyes…
      Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Praying with you, my sister!

  2. ptl2010 says:

    Really, the only real counter to drunkenness is be filled with the Spirit of the Lord. The emptiness after driving out alcohol has to be filled or another undesirable thing or spirit will fill it.

    17So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; Eph 5:17-
    19.

    • secretangel says:

      Amen! I pray that all with these addictions will come to know the Lord and be filled with His Holy Spirit. I pray that the cycle of these abuses will be broken so other generations will not suffer the effects and recurrences of these addictions. I also thank God for taking care of my children, filling them with His Spirit and breaking the cycle of alcoholism off of them. Praise God!!

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