Understanding Alcoholism

Alcohol is a drug.

Alcohol is a choice.

Alcoholism is a disease.

Alcohol is classified as a depressant meaning that it slows down vital functions–resulting in slurred speech, unsteady movement, disturbed perceptions and an inability to react quickly.

As for how it affects the mind, it is best understood as a drug that reduces a persons ability to think rationally and distorts his or her judgment.

Although classified as a depressment, the amount of alcohol consumed determines the type of effect.

Most people drink for the stimulant effect, such as a beer or glass of wine taken to “loosen up.” But, if a person consumes more than the body can handle, they then experience alcohol’s depressant effect.

A Solution

The solution to stress isn’t reassurance. It’s accurately understanding the world as it is, and making choices about what we do and how we do it. But far more than that, we relieve stress by making choices about the stories we tell ourselves.

Most people react to the news of alcoholism with denial, ridicule, fear, rejection, depression and finally acceptance.

Until acceptance is reached, the process of change: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance and possible relapse cannot occur.

Genuine Recovery invites acknowledged acceptance with dignity and hope for those who battle daily with the disease of alcoholism.

There is no cure for alcoholism, but there is a solution.

Our spiritual-mind program recognizes trauma informed care for various mental and emotional disorders.

A high percentage of alcoholics engaged in mild alcoholic behavior initially and gradually moved into dependent habitual patterns as a relief from pain—psychological, emotional, physical and spiritually.

Most often, alcohol coupled with other drugs were used to mask events of trauma or stress which occurred during childhood and current adult experience.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BDP), Bi-Polar Disorder and other psychological developmental issues are recognized as factors into the gateway entry of alcohol and further escalation of the disease.

Sobriety Choice

Each person has to decide for themselves what they believe to be the ultimate truth by which to live.

The most successful, non-evidence based therapy for eliminating alcohol dependence, both short and long term is the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The fundamental premise of AA is that a (the) Power greater than self can release the addiction through surrender and conscious contact with God (Source).

Daily maintenance and devoted commited adherence to practice certain principles in living is also necessary.

This daily conscious recognition of the relationship between God (Source-Imagination) and man is the only viable solution to living in abstinence from the disease.

The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous firmly believed that alcoholism is rooted as a spiritual malady.

Emanating from the powerful field of creation—inspiration, devotion and compassion is all inclusive and uplifting into the energy field of humankind.

This is also demonstrated by even the most ardent atheist.

When the path to God ends, the path in God begins.

Rupert Spira

Without the emergence of this powerful Divine spiritual energy, the evolution of the consciousness of mankind would have stopped.

This power precluded further evolution of which the state of Enlightenment represents the ultimate possibility and reliable potentiality.

No one can truly understand God because He/She is not a concept or idea. It is a presence of power, love and creation present everywhere.

“When the path to God ends (a realization that there is no such thing as the object God), the path in God begins (a realization that we are the nature of God). Even this discussion objectifies God as a thing that is observable and somehow separate from ourselves. It is simultaneously everywhere and nowhere so it can’t be objectified. “ —nanocurious

Your existence must be lived as a vital inner spiritual experience expressing-manifesting outwardly.

Sobriety is soundness of mind.

The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.

Empedocles

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