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Alcohol is a poison.  From a glass of red wine with dinner to a swig of vodka, all alcohol is poison.  Drinking alcohol is a form of self-harm.


However this poisoning oneself puts one at a distance to reality, for reality can be very aggressive and attacking.  This distance can be very useful yet also very addictive.  Thus it can temporarily relieve the symptoms of Attack.  Alcohol can seem like Society's best invention.  Better than bread, clothing or money in that nothing can help you as much as quick and as simply.  Yet it eats away at you with every drop.  It eats away, little by little, your brain; your main link with reality itself, and your body.


Alcohol can seem useful, especially liquors, to help buffer shock including positive change.  Like if you've received bad news or even very good news.  Society often uses it similarly for example to celebrate events like a windfall or passing of exams.


In one view drinking is a form of self flagellation; self punishment.


Alcohol abuse is an extremely large problem for Society.  One example is London's Heathrow C21 Terminal 5 building was built by workers a shockingly high amount of whom were drunk on the job according to their employer BAA.  Half a dozen workers were killed by falling off the roof.  This is just one example.  In another example 10,500 people were killed in alcohol related car accidents in America in 2016.  That's almost 30 lives lost needlessly every day.  One death every 50-minutes.[89]


Around 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes every year (62,000 men and 26,000 women).  This makes alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in America.  The first is tobacco (see chapter Tobacco).  The second is poor diet and physical inactivity (see chapters Eating & Drinking, Vegan Diet and Exercise).[90]


Even medium level alcoholism is a very manic depressive lifestyle.


Alcoholics watching their wallets have to choose between strong drinks giving better value for money (percentage of alcohol per dollar), liquors, and more easy going drinks with less alcohol and a higher price tag, like wine and beer.  In actuality it can cost more to drink less.


Alcohol is absorbed quickest on an empty stomach.  Eating will get in the way of you getting drunk.  It's better if you eat earlier in the day anyway.


Alcohol severely depletes your internal water supplies so it's imperative to drink water with like a cracker, a slice of bread or some naturally isotonic (with sugars and salts like Dioralyte) juice added to replenish yourself.  This aids water absorption.  Around 1 pint / ½ liter per hour should do nicely.  There's far more damage that alcohol does every time you drink any BTW.


If you're going to drink at home use a jigger, a measure, to give you exactly the same amount of meds in each drink.


"Some say a man ain't truly happy,

Until a man truly dies."

Sign O' The Times (1986) song

by Prince,

Written by Prince


"I won't get to get what I'm after,

Till the day I die."

The Seeker (1970) song by The Who,

Written by Pete Townshend


Be aware that Attack desire wants you to suffer, it wants you to be hit, set back, hindered, inhibited, prohibited and more.  This Attack energy is somewhat sated when you're hit in this way.  This relief (from the Attack energy) is what these songwriters are taking about.


Drinking alcohol keeps the vibe of suicidal death lingering around.  This is a very nasty thing to do to oneself.

The Alcoholics Anonymous[91] 12 Steps to freeing oneself from addiction to alcohol are:

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.