Why I Stopped Drinking Alcohol And Will Never Drink Again

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Well, it only took me about 30 years to figure out what a scam alcohol is!

I thought I was smarter than to fall for something that obvious for that length of time. But, no, it totally fooled me.

I thought it was adding to my life. I thought it was making it easier for me to be more sociable. I thought it was giving me confidence. And, I thought it was helping me deal with stressful and difficult situations.

Nope. I got that all wrong!

It was taking away from my life. It was making me think I was being more sociable while I was actually not connecting with anyone in any real way. It made me think I had confidence while it actually drained any real confidence out of me and made me actually more insecure. And its depressing nature made all stressful and difficult situations feel far more stressful and difficult than they were.

And I probably spent about $500,000 during the last 30 years learning this lesson!

Well, the past is the past. Rip that rearview mirror off the car of your life and throw it out the window. No looking back.

I am now so excited about my future without consuming poison and making myself constantly sick.

I discussed how I came to this realization and how easy it was to stop drinking once I realized what it was doing to me here:

Make sure to follow me here on Steemit because tomorrow I'll tell you how stopping drinking has enabled me to become my truest and most authentic self. And it is WAY better.

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Way to go Jeff!! Love you man, you are a real inspiration in so many ways.

UPVOTED and Re-Steemed.

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It is always best to do it for yourself first and watch how much it inspires others to do the same, it is being in touch with your own body and listening to it, instead of the hype of external sources... to your health ;)

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Everything is frequency and alcohol leaves me feeling uninspired and drained of creativity. Instead we should fill our cups with a fresh dose of nature and be uplifted while grounding back to the Earth. Onward and upward!

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I'd rather have a good cup of coffee instead of alcohol.

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nice solution, I always regret the day after I consumed alcochol.... It's rare but still happens 2 times a year or so

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it's poison, pretty much no way around that. i'm glad jeff posted this. i stopped drinking after learning enough about the body to understand the health risks.

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I agree. i quit drinking years ago as well. its your body slowly and you dont even know it.

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Its all about moderation. A glass of red wine can have health benefits. Alcohol is not evil poison it helped to keep us safe from bacteria prior to fridges.

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Tell this to the Ukraine miss cuz she died driving with a bottle of alkohol ,our body don't need alcohol to clean bacteria that is a pure lie.

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LOL I didn't say it's for our bodies to clean bacteria. It was to stop bacteria from ruining our beverages during storage.

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there is a better way to clean our body from bacteria by fasting .

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Indeed, there are definitely some who can't handle moderation. I've given up booze (or "the sauce") a few times for a month plus and have never noticed much difference. I've definitely not spent anything like $500K on it in the last 30 years. That would be $45 a day - I'd have to be drinking a lot of expensive wine or spirits every single day.

Still if only we'd all put a fraction of that into Bitcoin since 2009 we'd all be living like kings!

However, good for you - we all need to do what is good for us and makes us happy. Drinking for other reasons - all sign of something else going wrong be it addiction, depression or pissing your life away at the bottom of the barrell.

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it actallly destroys the grease around your red bloodd cells and kills neurons giving u that "ddrunk bliss" feelling but yeah its redculous how bad alcohol is, humans needed alcohol in our past to get throgh life!
now we ddont need to be drinking so much alcohol

iits a tool of social ccontrol

we all know that the governments dont keep canbis illegal and acoohol legal for our "public safety" we all know its about money!

and so we can all vvote with our dollars and just stop buying allcohol!

if u wat beer or liqour brew some mead or microbrew some beer urself! its quit fun!

but ya many coool natural altneartives to alcohol like kava kava or GHB which is found naturaly in ur brain, gives u a reverse hangover and produces human growth horome inur body!

GHB is also naturallly found in red meat and in ur bloostream naturally!

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hahah so true! Our body treats us better when we are not being mean to it. Healthy eating and exercising will make you feel uplifted straightaway. Cant beat that. Endorphins are a great ally as well. Serotonin is released an ahhh what a feeling.

Looks like an amazing day there in Montana @jeffberwick
Thanks for sharing this story

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I have come to find that certain geographical locations sort of "drive" people to drink more or less than other places. I travel a lot and i find that some cities entertainment is more centered around drinking than others. most likely the smaller the town the likely the number one social activity is based around drinking. for instance I go to Providence Rhode Island and end up on a 3-4 day drinking spree while New York City i'm enjoying art seeing shows walking the different parks and more or less enjoying the sights. LA is the same way. even at a party I drink less than I would than say Memphis, TN. I commend you for giving it up. it takes a lot of self discipline that not many people can muster due to social circles and general location and activities

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Yes it's hard when everyone around you is drinking...

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there's nothing wrong with drinking alcohol if you drink in moderation. Honestly, alcohol is expensive and it puts a hole in your pocket over time. Nothing beats the good 'o' plain water.

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And works like a charm! Best thing I ever did

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Read more about Arnold Ehret and the origins of vegan diet
https://steemit.com/vegan/@drumsta/mucusless-diet-the-original-vegan-diet

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Isn't that coming from Dr. Christopher?

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No, its by Dr. Arnold Ehret

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This is called "tie". Just ordinary people need a doctor to stop drinking. Or they sew themselves into the skin of an ampoule, which leads to death if you take alcohol.

Only one willpower is enough for one.

"Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures." - Michael Broadbent

We have switched to gin, soda and lime. Very little hangover, very pure and few calories. Alcohol is truly a poison, but so much worse with all the crap that gets mixed into it.

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Soda helps cut down the hangover. I learned that from an old Greek woman in my younger days of college binge drinking. as I got older I most def got wiser to the soda addition of my vodka

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I used to do tequila and lime juice. Then I got a gum line cavity from the acid in the lime juice. If you drink lime juice, rinse your teeth right away. I learned how important that is the hard way.

Great post. Im also not drinking alcohol

Nice, now we just need to kick the tobackie Jeff!
.. p.s. .. yes, it does killzzz us ;-)

I stop drinking long ago. I figured out the money saved can be "reinvest" into bitcoins n other coins and i never look back anymore. LOL

congrats on stopping. It is poison. that is why we get hangovers from it. All the best moving forward

Nice job man~ go for it. :)

Thank you for sharing your experience.

We love u Jeff!

That sound interesting,your reasons for taking alcohol is of no doubt because a lot of people take alcohol sake of the same reason. I can't wait to read on your next post on how you were able to stop and how it has helped you..

Good video as always. I may have to start drinking after buying antshares at 12 bucks.. Oh well.

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LOL! I feel you pain, but in a different direction. I bought $1018 worth of ANS at $0.26/coin. My position was up to 16.3 BTC in value on Monday and was $43k. Now has dropped back to $22K. They always say to take you profits when the are up big and quick. I seem to not listen to this wisdom and i really don't do much drinking.

"life is just one giant mindf%$ck" right on man. keep going great stuff you're sharing. there's no such thing like drinking in moderation right?

While I understand your decision a 100%, I am wondering why you still smoke?
I see this as a way bigger scam then alcohol.

Also as it makes you more sociabel and confident for the moment, it just eats the confidence I would have for tomorrow. A hangover doesnt make me very sociable either.

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I don't. I quit smoking months ago. I quit eating meat, dairy, bread, pasta, rice and almost anything but raw veg and fruit too...

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I love that you are a high profile crypto vegan! Keep spreading both those messages.

💚 🍉 🍍 🍌

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ohh my bad then. I still picture you with a glass of red wine and a cigarette doing interviews.

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Bowing...profusely! 😲

Greetings from Yucatan! For those who don't remember where it is, it's about 3.5 hours from Cancún. 🙋

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Glad you stopped smoking Jeff. it put me off watching you as an ex-smoker. Irritated me somewhat.
Bet you're feeling wonderful!

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That's the fact and reality when a man grow old that's the time you realized you are more concerned of what you eat and drink because life is beautiful we need to live fit and healthy oh yeah! rock in roll to the world.

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Nice! Have you looked into intermittent fasting? My fiance and I have been restricting our caloric intake to about 6 or 8 hours a day and have been having great results. Looking forward to more garden harvests soon, since most food loses much of it's nutrient value by the time it makes it to the grocery store. Onward and upward!

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Glad to hear you quit smoking. It's one thing that bothered me a little about your videos. I definitely get the message that you were doing what you wanted and I respected that... but smoking through entire interviews made me trust you less. I'm glad you quit smoking cigarettes. Hope you keep with your decision.

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That's awesome Jeff! Keep up the good work! I'm very big into health myself so I get where you're coming from.
Ever try kombucha? Very good for you, just an aquired tatse though.
Btw I've been watching your youtube channel for years now, kudos man!

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Get ready for some heavy loss of body mass Jeff, it's nearly impossible to get the protein you need to maintain your muscle mass. As we age we loos alot of it, you may be putting yourself at an early dficit, but good luck buddy!

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Look into Moringa. It's one of the most assimilable forms of protein and it's a plant. :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera

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We grow tons of moringa and eat it almost every day.. just had some moringa & mung bean soup for dinner... My mother in law makes it at least once a week. We have like 10 moringa trees.. We call it 'molongai' (tagalog language from Philippines) .. in Jamaica they call it morangay

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Awesome to hear! I love Macka B and his amazing spoken word!

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Awesome! Im going to Negril in August... small world.

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I will do that thahy-you!

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Cheers! Just followed ya.

Followed/upvoted/looking forward to tomorrow! Ugh....I feel like you just said exactly what's been going through my mind for the last 20 years. My entire network of friends are drinkers...it's what we do. My weekends which are supposed to be fun, are now just drinking then spending the next 2 days on my couch recovering. It's ridiculous but such a hard one to break. I stopped smoking 9 years ago, and I think if I stopped alcohol, it'd be harder....maybe I'm wrong....looking forward to your video tomorrow!

Congratulations on beating your addiction.

Now you can start living life in HD.

Excellent post. I agree 100 percent. For a long time, I felt that I needed alcohol or drugs to be accepted, to be liked, to be smart, and to be funny. I was disillusioned. If anything, just like you, I became less of all those things.

It took me almost 20 years to realize the same as you did: that alcohol was only destroying all in my life that I treasured most. It wasn't easy, by an means. But it gets EASIER. I'm curious, was there a tipping point for you that caused the change?

For myself, it was the consequences. I couldn't hang on to anything meaningful, whether it be relationships or finances. After putting it down, I had to enter a rehab center to stop for good, I started to get more motivated. More ambitious. I worked harder. I developed better and lasting relationships. I met the woman of my dreams. I got involved in crypto-currencies and anarcho-capitalism.

In all seriousness, no one could give me a million bucks to drink again. I have an awesome and fulfilling life and it all started with the decision to put the stuff down for good and get some help.

I've been blogging about similar stuff here on Steemit, and this is the second post I've seen today about someone saying that their life changed for the better after stopping. I think it's really awesome man!! Much love! Maybe I'll see you at Anarchapulco someday . . . but I'd have to get a passport first haha

Looking forward to tomorrow's post . .

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Good for you! It's a tough thing to change but it will absolutely change the way you look at the world. The older I get, the less I miss not drinking. It all started for me when my kids were young. I wanted to set a good example for them and not be like my dad. I stopped the family disease and my life is better for it.''

I do not drink wine. I do not know why people would like to drink as it is not tasty.... and expensive!

Good choice! Alcohol is the worst of all the drugs... except, maybe bath salts (i wouldnt know).. i love watching your conscious evolution and growth into amore spiritually awakened being.. Ive been following your posts for tears and its bringing me back to my awakenings, to watch you get healthy and active.. really inspiring.. I gotta get down to anarchopolco one of these years.. i think we'd have a good time kicking it! You might enjoy exploring my projects http://humandalas.com movement meditation for groups and https://villages.cc mutual credit system.. one love, brother!

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I love the sound of that project! I'm very attracted to sacred geometry and mandalas. I planted a spiral garden at one of my old houses but I'd love to do a crop circle inspired garden. Followed ya! Onward and upward.

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Crop circle shaped garden sounds like the ultimate! Super galactivated food will take you to another plane, completely! I bet theres a lot of original crop circle corn being eaten, right? That's probably why they make crop circles, honestly.. lol... You just got my mind going! stoked that humandalas is inspiring to you! I'm curious if it is something your friends and community would be open to participating in.. Just getting back into steem but, really quickly meeting a lot of really cool people. Nice to see this network growing! Aloha!!
Alien consciousness

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I do think think humandalas would resonate with quite a few folks in this community. It sounds really cool. I live just outside Asheville, NC where there are certainly some open-minded folks. :)

You should check out Les Brown, he did some awesome experiments growing gardens in pyramid greenhouses and had a square greenhouse next to it as a control. The pyramid greenhouse produced food that was often 30% larger. The funny thing too is that his compost pile in the middle of the pyramid wouldn't break down, so he had to move it out of the greenhouse. He found that meat dehydrated in the pyramid instead of rotted. Wild stuff!

Check this out: http://www.electrocultureandmagnetoculture.com/uploads/3/4/1/3/3413602/the_pyramid_1978_book_les_brown.pdf

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Pyramids are amazing.. Nassim Haramein theorizes that the Giza pyramids were wireless electricity generator, powering a gravitational field allowing for flying magnetic boats (How the bricks were moved) and all kinds of other cool inventions... Really cool theory .. this guy will blow your mind.. I find that pyramids amplify consciousness. Enjoy..

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Nassim is awesome. It can be information overload at times but each time I revisit these ideas, I feel like I understand them a bit more whether consciously or subconsciously. I love pyramids!

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What the heck?

Good for you man, I like the taste of a good cold beer but never take to much of it.

Good decision! I did this long time ago!

Quit drinking this week as well :) Happy to see your post/reinforcement to stay sober. The chaos we cause on alcohol! Sobriety is the gift.

Alcohol is poison, you are a very wise man Jeff Berwick.

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I guess he learned that lesson the hard way.

Congratulations on stopping drinking and smoking. I wish you well!

Great post and education for those late night party goers.

Getting addicted to alcohol can destroy a person's life.
Thanks for sharing this @jeffberwick

Followed!

I am in the process of quitting alcohol myself ... Its not easy but its worth while that's for sure ... I quit smoking Dank 6 month ago and it was very easy after 2 weeks .. alcohol is much harder !!

Alcohol is terrible stuff. Causes actual long term damage physically, and as you get older the hangovers get worse. People drink because of the social atmosphere and culture around it but the actual effect of alcohol is mostly negative beyond social.

I stopped drinking and smoking by the grace of God 27 years ago.

ich habe schon for jahren den alkohol in meinene leben stark reduzihrt
und bin sehr froh darüber
aber er ist so algegenwertig in unserer geselschaft

Congrats on this! I've never been too needy of alcohol, but do enjoy a good social drinking session. BUT seriously congrats on your control on this!

You really hit the nail on the head, talking about how it charades as a confidence booster. I promise all of you who feel more confident on alcohol can tap into that confidence via other methods, because it lies within you, not within the booze. Once tricked into believing it's the only way to evoke that hidden confidence, you have backed yourself into a corner. Give it a rest some nights... try being the you that you enjoy on alcohol with out the alcohol. It's always been you. (:

I tip my hat to you. Keep it bro, my lesson was expensive too but well learned.

Real talk right here - @jeffberwick mad respect.

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Hey @thejohalfiles I just wanted to say your an amazing person for what you did for the retovenezuela tag

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Thank you my friend, glad I am able to help others especially from a country going through rough times. Take care @cryptohustlin

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I had been getting tons of larger fish to upvote all the retovenezuela posts. I dont know if you saw my post about the venezuela tag needing love or not. Im so excited to get to split out the 100 or so SBD im earning from the post to the venezuelans.

I would love it if you had time to check out a post I made a few days ago.
https://steemit.com/steemit/@cryptohustlin/steemit-ads-up-on-coinmarketcap-com

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Agreed! I started a regular habit of working out and riding my bike instead of driving as part of a normal routine, and it has done wonders for balancing my mental health and anxiety.

I totally agree with you, great vid.

Alcohol is a strangely bewitching drug for some people. The story of the drunk who is the last to understand he is, in fact, a drunk is as common as diner apple pie. Lives fall apart, shedding their layers like a wilting rose. All of your friends see it happening and the good ones confront you. But for some strange reason the alcoholic cannot see their addiction for what it is.

Taking personal responsibility for the behavior is indeed the best way to go. And, admittedly controversially, I believe the ways in which we go about getting people back to good health are flawed. Too often there isn't enough focus on the types of things you've said here, Mr Berwick. Understanding that drugs don't really make a life, that they are inhibitors who's "good times" come on a line of credit. And like all lines of credit, interest is due before you can pay down the principal.

I am also concerned with the notion that a person is helpless before their behaviors. I do acknowledge that addiction is not a one size fits all proposition, but I find it profoundly anti-humanist to suggest a person must be a slave to something even in recovery, which is what so many cessation programs teach. The message inherent to that methodology is that you're not worthy, you're not able, you're not good enough. Given that so many people come to this state of affairs because they have something missing in their lives, because something has become so painful that they must medicate to feel well, how terrible then to further attack that soft spot in their hearts when we should be building them up!

And I'm here to say that ANY man or woman who has the courage, self awareness, and frank honesty to admit they have a problem IS good enough, IS worthy, IS able! I don't promise ease, but nothing worth having in this life is attained easily. But that hill belongs to you if you have the will to climb it, not the other way around.

Here's to you, Mr. Berwick, and to a better life for everyone with the courage to reach out and take it.

@jeffberwick.
I hope you did not replace the alcohol with drugs...
Uh oOh !

Generally speaking, we do without drugs by drinking alcohol, then we do without alcohol with a job or a passion.

And it takes many years to do so.

Good luck to you.
@tata.lucette.

1 year sober myself. Your liver will thank you in the future! ;)

I stopped drinking in the age of 18, because 3 month after I started, I observed that I got a little addicted to it. And truly it wasnt that easy to stop in the beginning but I managed to not touch alcohol for next 16 years.

And in the age of 34 there is only one addiction left I am still fighting. Its porn.

Congratulations @jeffberwick!
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It is so easy to go from this to, we should ban all alcohol.

And since Jeff is an anarchist, I am sure he is not down with that.

Alcohol is not the problem, it is one of its symptoms.
I doubt that Jeff could have given up alcohol until he was ready to do so.
You don't just grab the crutches from someone and tell them to walk.

You have to strengthen your emotional system
before you can use it without alcohol.
Else, what usually happens is you go from being social with the bottle, to being living in a closet afraid to peek out, without.

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And arrest people for using it again?? No

Alcohol has following types of harms:

1-It leads to other grave sins

2-Psychological harms

3-Medical harms

4-Social Harms
1-Alcohol the mother of sins:

Alcohol leads to many other grave sins. Continual or large scale use of alcohol has a bad effect on most people's sex-life. The high rates of incest (sexual relations with close relations like son with mother, brother with sister etc) and rape in the European countries are due to the large consumption of alcohol in those countries.
2-Psychological Harms

It may perpetuate your shyness, anxiety, depression, unhappiness etc. rather than dealing with it.

They allow us to feel a temporary confidence or happiness, but the effect is usually one of borrowed time. Often the unhappiness or anxiety returns even more strongly once the effects wear off.

Drink and drugs can cause psychological problems by themselves. Alcohol can commonly cause depression; drugs can also cause depression, or can trigger anxiety or even psychosis (loss of reality).
3-Social Harms

Drink and drugs are often seriously expensive, so uncontrolled use can lead to financial problems.

You can quite easily end up in trouble with the law. Although drinking alcohol is of course legal, it can lead to other actions such as assault and driving when drunk which are not. Similarly, although the law may turn a blind eye to personal use of certain drugs, this attitude is not consistent. Sentences for any supplying can be heavy and unpredictable. Any conviction for drink or drugs offences may severely limit the opportunities open to you in the future.

Pronounced use of drink or drugs tends to rigidly define social groups, so it may limit your circle of friends. Continual or large-scale use of alcohol has a bad effect on most people's sex-life.

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Sorry, incest and especially rape are global problems and nearly ALWAYS stem from an authority figure's addiction to exerting power over subordinates. Alcohol only aggravates this psychopathic tendency. Every culture that practices child marriage is complicit in perpetuating this psychopathy, and Europe is far from the worst. There are not a multiplicity of extremist groups, let alone ordinary citizens, in Europe with the intent and capability of engaging in mass kidnappings and rapes, not are they ordinary tools of statecraft.

You are much smarter than I, I waited until I was 60, then forced to quit after setting in a hospital bed with pancreatitis, that was 3 years ago.
Have NEVER touched a drop since. With that type of pain, no need for a 12 step program for me. I have lost 80 lbs, and now feel great, I also cut out all grains in the diet.

Good post

Good job, too much alcohol changes your personality and you will become a problem for your frinds and family. My father couldn't stop and ended his life. If you would like to help change the mentality here towards helping the poor it would be good. Without the help of the government my mother would have not been able to raise me the way she did. Think about that when being against the state because as you can see here on steemit, nobody helped me out of my homelessness in winter.

I quit 3 years ago and started investing the money I saved into other things. That's my addiction now.

Keep it up jeff youre doing great. Growth and transcendence...peace love and happiness

Good Job sticking to the cleansing and staying away from the booze Jeff!

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Great job at the Red Pill Expo with G. Edward Griffin

https://redpillexpo.org/

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well done, keep it that way

Great video and article. I'm on the verge of quitting as well. Other than the sickening waste of money (especially in Ontario, where Liquor is a government monopoly and a bottle of hard liquor costs over $50.00), the relief is SO temporary. For me its all or nothing - if I'm drinking, I'm getting drunk. When I eventually get drunk enough to pass out, I sleep for around 4 hours, and then I wake up and toss and turn - I can't sleep at all after the initial drunken slumber. Because I haven't slept I don't want to get out of bed, so the tendency is to waste most of the day trying to fall back into a decent sleep. This is not even to mention the feeling of pure depression and anxiety.

I also find my tolerance increases so fast if I drink regularly that before too long I would have to take down an entire liter of hard liquor to achieve suitable drunkeness. Doesn't seem worth the few short hours of bliss:)

That's great, Jeff !... I'm so happy for you : )!...

Good for you jeff. That stuff is poison!!

good for you @jeffberwick totally hear you and am with you

Im not an alocoholic in any way, but I would consider myself a social drinker and giving it up even for a month is so very hard. Its the same with wheat, the N.American diet is wheat based and as an "O" blood type I should stay away form it, but sometimes when you forget to pack a lunch and your starving all there is is sandwichies!

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How often do you drink?

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not very often, ill have a beer maybe once every 2 weeks or so. but then sometimes ill have a few drinks on a friday nite like 4-8. i hate when i do that but that again isint very often either. just wish i could completley stop

awesome Jeff! I'm almost a year clean from heroin, finally feelihg real connections again.

Congratulations. I wish you the best in this journey. I personally never had this problem, but many of my family members did including both parents and I know quitting and removing that from your life (especially after 30 years) can be tough. You've done tough things before, so stick with it, and again congratulations.

I am no longer anti-alcohol as I like you believe people should be able to do whatever they want with their own body as long as they don't hurt anyone else. They also have to be responsible for the consequences of their choice.

So I am happy when you or anyone takes this plunge, but I no longer HATE alcohol. I still don't use it and haven't touched it in about 30 years since I was 16 or so.

Consider drinking kava for relaxation if pressure starts building up again. It acts differently and you just relax without surrendering your mental faculties. I can probably play chess or something with the same mental acuity, just getting drowsy.

Good post with a valuable lesson.

Best wishes for a bright future! It is hard to see people who agree they were addicted to something, harder still to hear they are on path to correction...

Hi Jeff! You have a lot of thoughts in your mind. Write a book.

A big no to alcohol

Congratulations Jeff!

Any suggestions on good pairings with cigars that don't have alcohol?

I stopped drinking, I told the boys next door. The boys next door would keep me there drinking and talking for hours. I would rather keep bloggin. The boys next door tell me they miss me and give me the cans and bottles to recycle.

Drinking is an absolute poison. I don't drink but still go out to parties when a small segment gets really messed up. I am pretty extraverted so I usually have a lot of fun. What is really funny is I will be leaving a partie and people will ask if I am ok to drive, which is great, but then I tell them sure " I don't drink". Basically life is much more interesting and fun without booze!

I'm trying at drink less, no more days in sketchy bars getting so drunk I can't walk anymore. So far so good now, but summer is coming and champagne and wine of the beach is just so gooooood :( lol

@jeffberwick Montana does have a pretty big blue sky! Great choice on kicking it free.... sounds like it is giving you more energy.

I had also quite alcohol 6 month back. great post

Any plans to quit smoking as well?
I don't think I've ever watched a video from you wherein you didn't smoke a cigarette ;-)

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he quit months ago just saying

my dad drinks and I do not

It might be a scam but it's the scam I like.

very good that you on good way

I'm pretty sure we'd live in a different world if alcohol (somehow) wasn't the globally accepted social drug! A better one I'm sure... not that much better, but quite a bit!

Thats a good start. What about quitting sugar?

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Well I thought so

Great video! I drank for the same reasons as you,i wish i never started,it held me back in life as i look back at it now,stay strong!

Great advice! i m currently 19 , abit hooked to alcohol...mostly caused by stress ( education, i know its nothing much compared to you) but i m trying to cut it down before i regret it. Looking forward for your next post buddy ! Thank you

good decision sir

Thank you for sharing your experience fellow

Great decision Jeff. I stopped drinking alcohol too and the next thing is to look at my diet.
Alcohol is part of the control mechanism. Do you know that in the early 1900s in the UK, when poverty was rife. They cut the price of gin so the the poor people got plastered and of course, stopped any revolt..
Perhaps we need a Marie Antoinette moment: "Let them eat cake" to force our revolution!

Good post, really great that you stay away from alcool.

Love your views on crypto but not anarchism. I believe without morality people will never achieve peace in a society without law. I'll still follow you because I know where you stand and I can respect that.

Great jobJeff. It's a bit of inspiration because I've been thinking of doing the same myself. I finally realised that it doesn't help anything, it makes it worse.

Maybe the time has come for me to do the same.

Thanks man.

That is great that you gave up a negative habit.

If people were to invest their "alcohol/smoking" money they would be much further ahead in life. These bad habits can be expensive. That money could be spent bettering your life.

Congrats on beating your bad habit =)

Good choice, I did the same 4 years ago and I don't miss it at all

Great post Jeff. It only took longer time than others. Most of us got into it through peer association. By the time that education careers take friends and associates to locations, everyone hoocked to the bottle will realise that alcohol drinking is addiction.
For some, it may be easy to give it up, particularly if work and career does not allow it.

Alcohol is life man how dare u :'( . u dont have to drink 100 bottles of beer in one day. :/

Good choice. When you say fruitarian what do you mean by it? care to explain?

Warren Buffet says: " the chains of a habit are too light to be felt until they are hard to be broken" and that's probably applicable to all of bad addictions. Great job Jeff keep it going and no looking back 👍

Watched your video,
How I Took The Red Pill And Realized Everything In Our Cult(ure) Is a Lie - Jeff Berwick @ Red Pill
The best video I've seen in a long time! Re-steemed shared and sent to friends. amazing reflection of your past and what some people are dealing with these days.
Keep doing what your doing helping to encourage people with hope...

You should smoke weed instead. It actually helps certain issues. Although it can be bad also, more good though.

Yes!!! I'm 24 and the last time i drank heavily (over a year ago) i woke up sicker than ever, alcohol poisoning and found i had candida overgrowth. Fast forward a year of detoxing, going vegan, and healing/cleansing the body... i will never drink alcohol again. Waste of time, money, and spiritual energy. Weed on the other hand i'll smoke till i collapse :)

Hello Jeff, i follow your videos and i really like your content and information that you provide to the people. Sorry for my english it's not perfect. I know you are a very busy man and that you don't have time for stupid things, but i want to tell you something that happened to me on Steem. I posted about me showing my statistics on Genesis Mining and i know my post it's not as good as it can be, but...Suddenly an account called ''Steem cleaners'' tells me that my post can be considered as ''scam''??¿?¿ WTF Steem is gonna go to shiet if it continues doing things like this. Ok, i repplied to this account telling that why its scam?Ridiculous, suddenly a bot flags me another time for me saying that. WTF, But wait Jeff, i said: Please, flag me another time and i will show this to the people for they can see what is happening. And another bot flags me again. Here's the link to my post, https://steemit.com/genesis/@tonyespinosa/genesis-mining-it-s-going-great
PLEASE Jeff, i know you are very busy man but something is very wrong with steem. Very very wrong and im very pissed off that a bots flags me 3x times FOR NO REASON, just because a troll kid picked up a shitty ''steemcleaner'' account and decides to flag people 3xtimes in a row. Ok... Please Jeff take a look and see it for your eyes. It's total nonsense. If it keeps like that, steem is gonna be more shitty than facebook is. Word.
Thank you very much for all you do and the information you give free to the people included me. Regards.
Tony.

My husband stopped drinking cold turkey 8 years ago and he has never looked back, not even once! Congratulations @jeffberwick, i admire your choice and your courage.

Good dedication. But you still need Jesus if you want to get into eternal life.

I am 24 and have also made that decision early in life. I never had a taste for it and it can have such a negitive impact on ones life.

You are absolutly right! Confident guys are dancing crazy moves in the club with shame. They are also in real life more open. It is all about character and self -confidence.

Welcome to the club!
Drinking is no good for anything, except maybe for those who sell you the poison...
I guess it's easier to say no as you get older, but teens are under heavy attack :(

Also whenever I see someone smoking near kids, I am just full of rage and wanna punch them!