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20's and drinking?

Discussion in 'Addictions & Substances' started by tessmarie93, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. tessmarie93

    tessmarie93 Newbie

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    Going to a Birthday, Wedding, Or any other random party...Is drinking a little bit a sin, like socially? Whats the limit if there is any?
     
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  2. RuthD

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    I don't know the answer to the question. But so many people get addicted to it that it is probably best to drink coffee, tea, smoothies, soda instead. You can't go wrong with them. :) All the best to you.
     
  3. madison1101

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    The sin with drinking is not the actual drinking, but drunkenness. Scripture mentions that several times.

    I'm in recovery in AA. I can't drink. For me to drink would be a sin, because I know it would lead to drunkenness. Some people can have a few drinks, with no problem. Not my friends in AA, and me.

    I hope this helps you. Study scripture. Go to BibleGateway.com: A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages. and do a word search on the word drunk. It will help you.

    God bless.

     
  4. tessmarie93

    tessmarie93 Newbie

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    Thank you:)
     
  5. Standing_Ultraviolet

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    It depends on individual circumstances. Given the forum where this is located, I have to note that, if you are an alcoholic or recovering alcoholic, studies have shown that drinking moderately is not safe and can very easily trigger a relapse. Because of that, drinking in a social situation would be a terrible idea, because of the self-endangerment involved.

    That said, if you are not addicted to alcohol, only drinking in excess (ie., to the point of being unable to make decisions properly) is sinful.

    There's also, obviously, the point of legality. If you're under 21, you shouldn't drink.
     
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  6. TR2

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    I'm an alcoholic. I wasted about 20 years of my life to drinking and missed the best part of my children's lives. I've been sober for 4 years now. Although I don't think it's a sin in moderation, because like others I believe the sin is in drunkenness. I would highly recommend just not starting in the first place. When in doubt, leave it out! There certainly is no sin in NOT doing it. God Bless.
     
  7. WINTEJER000

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    I don't normally drink, however i will drink the wine at a Shabbat or Passover, as some of my friends are messianic Jews and invite me over for such festivities.
     
  8. Gizmo823

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    I'll agree with what was said above, drinking CAN'T be a sin, however drunkenness is. People forget one of the most classic stories about Jesus' life, in him turning the water into wine. Wine is alcohol. The people at the wedding drank all the wine, and Jesus made them MORE. Drinking can't be a sin because Jesus was sinless, and you would have to think that whether he actually drank it or not (I'm fairly certain he did), making wine for the wedding party would make him "guilty by association," so to speak. The Bible speaks a lot about this type of thing, MANY things in moderation are perfectly fine, it's where certain things lead certain people that it becomes a sin.
     
  9. Gizmo823

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    And as far as a limit, I'll say this. It takes roughly 20 minutes for you to feel the full effect of a drink, much quicker if you're drinking on an empty stomach, and it really depends on how strong the alcohol is. One beer of roughly 6% alcohol shouldn't affect you much at all, but take it slow while you're figuring out what your tolerance of it is. A "buzz" that most people describe is a lot like taking medication. It will relax you, maybe even make you a bit tired. As far as alcohol goes, anything over 35% by volume is pretty strong stuff, I wouldn't suggest drinking it by itself, I would really mix a shot with 8-12 ounces of pop. That way you still get the taste without subjecting yourself to getting drunk quickly. And drunkenness as it's explained in the Bible is really lewdness or inappropriate behavior that is a result of drinking too much, however, not everyone is affected the same by alcohol. You can legally be drunk and not be acting in drunkenness. The legal blood-alcohol limit was developed as a rough estimate of how much alcohol it takes before people's judgment is generally impaired. Just be responsible and take it slow, might have a good friend around to give you feedback on how you appear to be doing. Again, alcohol is a lot like medication, it could make you loopy, happy, sleepy, etc., without you yourself really realizing it. Hope this helps.
     
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