A longstanding debate in the Christian church has been, and will likely continue to be, if Christians should drink alcohol or if it's a sin. For those who think Christians are OK to drink alcohol, they often argue that Jesus turned water into wine in the Bible, as well as drank it himself. Even during communion, the church has used wine with bread, resorting to grape juice only in recent years.
Although many Christians choose to casually drink alcohol among their peers in a social setting, Christians should reconsider their stance due to the abuse that has occurred toward alcohol in our society. For many Christians, drinking alcohol has no limits and can easily be a stumbling block for the drinker, as well as those in the same setting.
Luke 17:2 reads, "It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble." For many born-again Christians, alcohol is a struggle and it is better for a man to abstain from drinking, even if he has self-control, out of respect for those around him who might struggle by seeing the alcohol.
Another important reason that Christians shouldn't drink is because it is better to be above reproach. Christians should make it difficult for the world to find fault in their actions, and by abstaining from drinking it makes it easier to make wise decisions and prevent anyone of accusing them of sinning or having bad judgment on their actions.
Consent of the original author
Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment
Everyday there are people turning to drugs or alcohol brought on by many different reason from case to case. The negative effects involve dependency and withdraws when you are not able to get the substance your body has been depending on. Withdraws can be painful, make you sick, and cause you to do things you normally wouldn't to get the substance such as stealing.
Alcohol withdraws can make a person have insomnia, nausea, vomit, and have shaky hands in some. Fortunately, there are ways to treat these withdraws. Depending on the daily amount taken will depend on which method is best. Those who are frequent daily drinkers who cannot stop immediately can cut back day by day till they are no longer drinking and cutting down on the withdraws. However, if your health is to the point where it must stop immediately, there are other methods of doing this.
Most patients are treated in an outpatient detoxification. Outpatient detoxification can be done by attending support groups such as AA groups. However, those who have a much worse addiction may need inpatient detoxification. Patients who have experienced seizures from withdraws, have a mental illness, or a medical illness that will need help from a doctor. Some doctors may prescribe medicine to patients to help keeps the seizures and other withdraw symptoms under control.
Although there are many ways to treat the withdraws, it will not keep an alcoholic from returning to substance abuse again. Interventions to find the underlying cause can aid in the prevention of a relapse in the long run. After withdraws and interventions, it is best to continue receiving support as well.
Consent of the original author
What Is Alcohol Poisoning?
The dictionary defines poison as a substance that can be absorbed internally when consumed by a living organism. It's kind of terrifying to know that there are so many poisonous plants and animals in the world. But what if I told you that drinking too much of your favorite alcohol could lead you to the grave?
Your body is against you when it comes to alcohol drinks. Your liver loves to consume it faster than food, thus allowing for the chemicals to take hold and begin it's effects. Naturally people are drawn to consume some food during their consumption of alcohol only food merely slows down the process it can't eliminate it. The more you continue to drink the harder your liver will have to work.
The liver's function is to drain you of these toxins. Humans are fragile; your liver can only purge toxins at a certain speed. Here are some signs that your liver is being overworked and you're suffering from alcohol poisoning:
3. Slow Movement
4. Lack Of Eye & Hand coordination
5. Slurred Speech
If you pass the point that your liver stops operating, you could possibly lose your life, drink responsibly.