Is A Drinking Problem Wrecking Your Life?
Not to mention all the people who were affected by my drinking.
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Just to let you know, my drinking problem did not go away overnight. It took much counseling, prayer, and caring, loving people. I was also failing in a few treatment centers that I experienced. Alcoholism is a powerful addiction, but there is hope. I am a living testimony of that! Here are some encouraging scriptures about alcohol.
My drinking problem seemed fun initially, but it was almost like hell by the end of my drinking days. ~ Bill Greguska
Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
Another Term For Addiction = Spiritual Warfare
The Media Has Brain Washed So Many People!
Our society has been fooling people into believing that alcohol consumption is typical and increases the value of one’s personal experiences in life through the media. This conditioning and brainwashing is a lie from the pit of hell. Alcohol has destroyed and dissolved many marriages, families, jobs, health, finances, plus so much more! Yes, some people can drink once in a while and not have those horrendous results, but being human, the lust for pleasure can often grow, and no one is immune to it.
Bottom line, to be wise, I suggest that you do not drink alcohol. Still, if you insist on drinking, for your own sake and the sake of others in your life, be very, very careful, because to be honest, alcohol is not our friend at all, it is not a necessity, it is a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing. Alcohol is dangerous, killing so many on the highways and taking captive so many people’s lives. I know because it did it to me.
Click here to learn more. ~ Bill Greguska
A Drinking Problem With Many More Problems!
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My Drinking Problem? Your Drinking Problem?
Without a doubt, my drinking problem caused me a lot of issues in my life!
My question to you is, Is your potential drinking problem doing the same to you as it did to me?
Being young and easily swayed by the media, peer pressure, and the desire to fit in.
My drinking problem has been resolved, thanks to Jesus Christ!
My drinking problem snuck up on me like a lamb but eventually roared like a lion! Your drinking problem can be controlled and resolved, too!
What Is Your Story?
My Drinking Problem Was A Type Of Living Hell
I am not sure of your story. But the bottom line is that the temptation of Satan to want to destroy our lives is compelling.
I recall being a pretty good kid overall before I started using alcohol and drugs, but then my life changed for the worse, and I found myself on a merry-go-round of treatment centers from the time I was 16 until I was 26, in and out.
I wouldn’t say I liked the way my life was turning out. I knew I chose drugs and alcohol with my own free will, but once I started, it was no longer a fact of free will any longer for me anymore. It was apparent that I was hooked at that point in my life and could not say no to drugs or alcohol at all, it seemed.
You Must Cooperate!
I did not cooperate with my treatment until I was 26 years old. Then on June 25th, 1986, I finally used alcohol and drugs for the last time ever!
If my story sounds a little bit like your story, I remind you that all things are possible with God.
You may think in your mind that you are bound to continue drinking problems and using drugs until you die (like I felt I was going to), but I want to tell you that there is help available here on this website and in your local community!
Below is more of a story of what was involved with my drinking problem. I hope it is of help to you to relate to in your life. ~ Bill Greguska
Do You Have A Drinking Problem?
You Can Quit Anything, With God’s Help For:
- 15 minutes
- 30 minutes
- 1 hour
- 3 hours
- 8 hours and longer
Then with God’s help, there is hope for you. You can quit ANY addiction or bad habit that has put you in chains. Go for the goal of 24 hours, then two days, four days, seven days, and so forth. Do it One Day At A Time! I am not saying it will be easy, but with God, all things are possible!
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- Is getting drunk a sin?
- Does the Bible say much about drinking alcohol/wine?
- What does the Bible say about habits?
- Does the Bible say anything about underage drinking?
- What was “The Road to Damascus” experience issues?
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My Drinking Problem Started So Innocently!
My drinking and drug problems sneaked up on me like a lamb but eventually roared like a lion! If you ask me what influence does peer pressure has?
I can tell you the answer is A LOT!!! I can still distinctly remember my eighth-grade summer. One evening after supper, I rode my bike to the parking lot of St. Gregory Church, where I attended grade school.
I was with five of my friends from the basketball team who were all going to different high schools the next year. To my surprise, they were talking about smoking marijuana.
Inside my heart, I knew right away that it was wrong for me to do. But shortly after that, I found myself agreeing to try some. I was under peer pressure, and I wanted to be one of the guys—plus, I was curious.
I eventually went to a few 30-day rehab programs, but they did not seem enough to help me. It was not until I went into long-term treatment that my addiction was broken once and for all back in June of 1986.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future.
When my peers influenced me to try marijuana, and once that happened, looking back, it sure changed my life for the worst. There was no doubt that I turned to my ways, which resulted in some tough times in my life.
Even though my life was a mess, I was thankful that I was raised to understand that God loved me, and I was convinced that I was not living right. In other words, I had a conscience that made it hard to live for immediate gratification and not living the life God wanted for me.
I Turned In My Free Will
God allows hard times to happen to let us use our free will to turn away from the sin that has entangled us. God does not cause the hard times but is with us through them, and all we need to do is reach out to him for his help because he is faithful and just. Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his way, and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Is there a difference between so-called “hard” drugs and “soft “drugs? I’m afraid I have to disagree when people say that marijuana is a “soft” drug. Marijuana is a tool of the devil to destroy our lives slowly and painfully. But there is hope for those like me who wanted to get out of the dead-end trap of that way of life.
Alcohol And Drugs
I was not the only one using marijuana and abusing alcohol—being just grateful that God gave me what I needed to get my life back on track back in 1986. I cannot say that God tempted me, but I can say that He provided a way out for me when choosing to look for it.
Any drug that is not meant for medical healing or improving health, in my estimation, would be considered either a soft or hard drug and should be treated as something that ought not to be used at all.
Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give into them.
How can something like marijuana or beer become such a powerful tool of destruction? Looking back at my drinking problem and drug addiction was like a little snake, initially scary but supposedly harmless. As time went on, the snake got bigger and more powerful, and my appetite for marijuana and the lifestyle that went with it grew in proportion.
Is It Okay To Drink Alcohol?
The consequences that went along with marijuana and beer started to take effect and create more damage. My lying to my mom and dad increased, the regularity of being stoned and drunk increased, the run-ins with the police increased, and I lost control of my life and choices. Life was getting totally out of control, and I was reaping what I sowed.
I Could Not Live With It, And Could Not Live Without It
But It Had To Go Because It Was Killing Me Slowly!
It was like having a love-hate relationship with my addiction. I so-called loved the feeling of artificial euphoria but hated that it would damage myself, my family, and my healthy relationships. It was like no matter the consequences I was facing, and it seemed like I could not leave the marijuana and alcohol alone.
I am so thankful to God for breaking the addiction chains I lived with for so many years. God put some very dedicated and wise, compassionate people in my life when I was in treatment, and also, after I got out of the long-term treatment program, I was in for two years. It was the best thing that could have happened to me, and I am thankful for it and everyone there who helped me. ~ Bill Greguska
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