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posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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Haha, Ned that was awesome


OK ATS, let's find out where Ned lives and when the SHTF we will save his life and at the same time get a lot of goodies for trading :p




posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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I knew what you were talking about way before you mentioned it. Alcoholic here as well... under control but the temptation never really goes away. I find my life boring as # without the drink but I have a wonderful 1 year old boy and just the best girlfriend who has helped me with my struggle.

I drank to overcome fears, personal pain and conflicts. What really helped was accepting that things change and the whole Buddhist philosophy. It really helped me so I'll suggest this to you.

www.amazon.ca...

Anyways... I only wanted to let you know that you're not alone and that other share the same struggle.



posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by obnoxiouschick
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If you are worried about your liver and still drinking might I suggest eating a lot of spinach and asparagus. They help clean the toxins out of your liver. That's why your urine will look really dark after you eat it.


Thanks OC, that's good to know about the spinach. I grow a few different types, and usually eat every 3 or 4 days. Asparagus is great too if you can get fresh - can't eat the tinned stuff.

Peace to You



posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Take milk thistle as well.

Great for the liver.



posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 09:45 PM
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Since there are some that think that it isn't an addiction, here is some info.
I had to sit through so many "trainings" to understand the withdrawal effects for working with people with substance abuse issues.
The cells of your body change over time from long term abuse.

When alcohol is ingested, it is absorbed from the intestines directly into the bloodstream, where it is carried to all organs of the body. Most of the alcohol consumed is passed to the liver, which detoxifies the alcohol by first converting it to a chemical called acetaldehyde (pronounced a-suh-TAL-duh-hide). Acetaldehyde is then changed to acetic acid, which is converted to carbon dioxide and water or to fat, according to the body's energy needs. If alcohol is consumed faster than the liver can process it, a sufficient amount is carried by the blood to the brain, affecting mental functioning.

In alcoholics, the conversion of acetaldehyde to acetic acid is slow to occur because of impaired liver function from previous alcohol abuse. Acetaldehyde thus accumulates in other organs of the body, causing symptoms such as staggering gait, shaking hands, blinding headaches, and hallucinations. High levels of acetaldehyde can result in pain, which can be eased temporarily by further drinking.

The stages of alcoholism. In the first stage of alcoholism, a person may drink heavily and remain functional. Withdrawal symptoms are absent other than the standard hangover that follows excessive drinking. The body's cells adapt to large quantities of alcohol and use the energy it provides to continue functioning. However, alcohol eventually begins to attack cell structures, erode cell membranes, and alter cellular chemical balances. Fatty deposits accumulate in the liver cells, causing the "fatty liver" common in heavy drinkers.

Read more: Alcoholism - body, water, process, life, type, chemical, energy, reaction, system, carbon, cells, parts, effects, change www.scienceclarified.com...

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posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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Just to clarify...



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posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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I have an occasional drink ( maybe once every 2 weeks) in the comfort of my home when I have time to just relax. It may be addictive to some... but as for me it's nothing. Maybe the addiction level in your brain is high.



posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by abeverage

Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
I read the first four paragraphs and I thought "wow this is going to be deleted at light speed".

Then I got to the fifth paragraph and saw you were talking about alcohol.


I think it's funny how we don't associate all those normal social stigmas with alcohol.


So'k I thought he was talking about sugar...of course that is killing more of us than booze.

Good luck to you Ned!


I have to agree with you regarding the sugar. I am a sugar and refined carbohydrate addict. I am also diabetic, and have to fight it daily. It definitely doesn't compare to being an alcoholic, not by a long shot. Wow, so many family members and in-laws dead from complications due to alcoholism or drug addiction -- some at a young age.

Ned you have made the biggest step by admitting you are an addict. From my experience growing up in an alocoholic home, siblings who are now alcoholics and an alcoholic spouse, and other siblings that are drug addicts (some living and some dead now) they swear they don't or didn't have a problem. It is not an easy road to recovery, and I pray you are successful. Blessings for success
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posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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There are no addictive properties of alcohol.
Your mind became addicted to it at first.
Then eventually your body got used to the consumption of it.

My mom was an alcoholic and I did my homework.

Crack is addictive.
Heroine is addictive.
Cocaine is addictive.
Cigarettes are addictive.

Alcohol is not addictive.

It is actually wonderful for you if you drink in moderation.



posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 03:37 AM
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posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 04:44 AM
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Different thing saved me!
Gonna make this short. Drank in High School, college (too much), have a great career, broke my back, became dependent on narcotics pain killers (lost all tase for alcohol), didn't like what narcotics were doing to me after 10yrs and had to find a way off to keep my great career and found what I call the Wonder Drug/Perscription for addicts that took away all dependencies Suboxone, keeps my pain away, i only take one every few days to keep my pain level down (bionic man-4 plates and over 20 screws in my neck, back and leg) and I have my life in tact. No Rehabs and have kept my great career of 20+ years. My Religion and my family are my addictions now!
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posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 04:54 AM
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Originally posted by yesterdaysreality

Originally posted by abeverage

Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
I read the first four paragraphs and I thought "wow this is going to be deleted at light speed".

Then I got to the fifth paragraph and saw you were talking about alcohol.


I think it's funny how we don't associate all those normal social stigmas with alcohol.


So'k I thought he was talking about sugar...of course that is killing more of us than booze.

Good luck to you Ned!


I have to agree with you regarding the sugar. I am a sugar and refined carbohydrate addict. I am also diabetic, and have to fight it daily. It definitely doesn't compare to being an alcoholic, not by a long shot. Wow, so many family members and in-laws dead from complications due to alcoholism or drug addiction -- some at a young age.

Ned you have made the biggest step by admitting you are an addict. From my experience growing up in an alocoholic home, siblings who are now alcoholics and an alcoholic spouse, and other siblings that are drug addicts (some living and some dead now) they swear they don't or didn't have a problem. It is not an easy road to recovery, and I pray you are successful. Blessings for success
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That's beautiful - Thank You

ATS has always been a great forum for me to vent and get stuff of my chest, and I am most thankful for that. I can't live in denial anymore. I drink heavily every day and I can't stop. I am an addict. Or as others would say, I'm a person with an addiction to alcohol.

I live in a country where over 90% of the population drink alcohol on a regular or semi-regular basis - the denial is so overwhelming you feel like you could drown in it. Just stating the obvious to many out there, who aren't interested in listening.

Peace to You

* Ned



posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by PMNOrlando
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Different thing saved me!
Gonna make this short. Drank in High School, college (too much), have a great career, broke my back, became dependent on narcotics pain killers (lost all tase for alcohol), didn't like what narcotics were doing to me after 10yrs and had to find a way off to keep my great career and found what I call the Wonder Drug/Perscription for addicts that took away all dependencies Suboxone, keeps my pain away, i only take one every few days to keep my pain level down (bionic man-4 plates and over 20 screws in my neck, back and leg) and I have my life in tact. No Rehabs and have kept my great career of 20+ years. My Religion and my family are my addictions now!
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Thanks for sharing PMN,

Any side effects to this drug ?

Wow, sounds like you had the most traumatic accident. I'm glad you have found some peace amonst the turmoil.

I have 2 dics that have deteriorated in my lower back, so this wonder drug you speak of could potentially kill 2 birds with one stone in my case.

Peace to You

* Ned



posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 10:22 AM
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I drank in college all the time but now rarely, like maybe once a year, Also I know many people who have ONE glass of wine with dinner. I don't get what your saying about this?

Seems you are creating a nice illusion (excuses) for yourself. All hall passes expire eventually, remember that!



posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 10:43 AM
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posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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I wasted the better part of my youth getting drunk and partying and I'm furious that I will never get it back. I believe that alcohol is by far one of the worst drugs to put in your body. I don't know the statistics but I wouldn't be surprised if it has caused more deaths, orphaned more children, and broken up more families than all other drugs combined. I believe wholeheartedly that it is a tool used by TPTB to keep the masses occupied, and sedated. Especially young people are succeptible to the mind numbing effects of alcohol, as it can turn a bright, young, ambitious person into an apathetic drunk in no time. I know from experience.

I haven't had a drink in almost 2 years. I have grown spiritually, mentally, and physically. Stopping alcohol is the best thing I have ever done for myself. You don't even realize how much it hurts you until you give it up.
Good luck in giving it up OP, you can do it, and you will be happier than ever.



posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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If/when you are ready to make a change in your life I can't recommend this book any higher. A lot of it will make you slap your head going, "I KNEW that but why didn't it occur to me?"



posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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I sujest that you's with this problem go to your doctor and ask it to put you on Librium 10 to 25 mg.
you won't need that first drink, to get started.

Hope you have a liver left, else you might be out of luck till you fix liver.

Like said milk thistle or beet juice, dandelion.

you know how people look at a drunk,your a joke.

Wait till you get DTs, and the Monsters come.





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