Adverse Impact of Alcoholism

“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”                                       – Ephesians 5: 17 – 18


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1.  There are literally dozens of verses in the Bible that warn against drunkenness

  • Numerous times the Scripture commands the faithful to not got drunk

2.  As is generally the case with Holy Writ, there are real practical reasons for God’s prohibitions

  • The side effects of alcoholism and drunkenness are problematic indeed
  • Putting aside all of the terrible things that can happen when one is drunk (like drunk driving, loss of inhibitions, loss of judgment), the physical impact on the body is alarming

3.  Alcoholism has the following impact on physiology:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Memory loss
  • Tremors and shaking
  • Sexual impotence or loss of sex drive
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Possible blindness
  • Malnutrition
  • Long-term brain damage
  • Liver and gastrointestinal problems
  • Higher risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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