Why do we ever have more than One Hangover?

By Dr Anne Malatt, Australia

Most of us can remember having a hangover and saying to ourselves that we will never drink alcohol again.  Why do we? Why do we drink to begin with? 

Alcohol is a poison. It kills nerve cells, and hence pain. It is a sugar hit which picks us up at the end of a hard day and leaves us feeling comfortably numb. It is a treat, a reward for a day’s work. The prospect of enjoying a drink can get us through a day, a week, a life. It can be a substitute for intimacy, a companion, a best friend. No wonder we arc up at the prospect of losing it.

Alcohol also opens us up to energies which are not us. It can allow us to behave in ways we would never behave without it. It can lead us to do things which are dangerous, hurtful to ourselves and others and leave us feeling ashamed. We cannot bear to remember and feel this, and so we drink again.

Medical and scientific research, which has supported the drinking of alcohol in small amounts, is finally coming out and saying what common sense, and our bodies, have been telling us all along – that there is no safe level of alcohol. One hangover should be enough to tell us this, if we listened to the truth of our bodies. Why do we ever have more than one?

Why do we need to drink alcohol?

Why is our life not enough for us?

Why are we tired?  Why are we angry?  Why are we sad?

When we drink, it is easy to deny that we feel this way. We go to work, we live our day, and at the end of the day we have our reward. We bind ourselves together with it socially; we use it to sweeten our relationships; it comforts us when we are on our own. It is easier to believe that life is good with a drink in our hand.

If we think about taking the drink away, we start to feel differently. This is almost unbearable for many, and we look outside ourselves, blaming others or our lives, to give us an excuse to keep drinking.

Let’s say, just for fun, that we have a glimmer of an understanding that we are drinking because we have to, not because we want to, and we would like to stop but don’t know how. Let’s say we have some health problems, or it is causing problems in our relationships, or we are just sick and tired of needing to drink.

Where do we start? How do we deal with the feelings that bubble to the surface? What helped me was to understand that I was drinking for a reason, and to take full responsibility for how I was feeling and for the choices I had made in my life.  Blaming others for my problems is a very bad habit of mine, and this was a fact I had to face, before I could deal with anything else. I also had to look at the way I was living and make deep and lasting changes. This was incredibly difficult, and I fully understand why people choose to drink, even when they know it is hurting them. I was one of those people for a very long time.

We drink because we don’t feel good about ourselves or our lives. If we did, why would we poison ourselves? These feelings can be very subtle and deep, and we may have created a great life to cover them up, but they are there, underneath.

So, how do we deal with them? It helps to be very loving and tender with ourselves as they start to surface. It also helps to get help. There is a saying “A problem cannot be solved from the level at which it was created”, and this is very true of a drinking problem.

I found the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine more helpful than the many other things I had tried in the past. Serge helped me to feel that I was so much more than I had previously believed, that there was a greatness, a grandness of love in me that I had not connected to for a long time. By connecting to that love, that living stillness within me, I was able to make more self-loving choices.  

I continued to drink after meeting Serge, and would sometimes come to sessions with a hangover, and sometimes drink after I had seen him. This was because I still could not bear to feel how I had lived, and the choices I had made, which were still living in my body. It was a very painful and difficult time, but I received only loving support from Serge. He never judged me, never told me what to do, only offered me love.

We drink because we think that our life is not enough, that we are not enough. But we are. Try life without alcohol. Get help if you need it. Feel and deal with what lies beneath your need to drink. Feel what is truly within you. Give yourself a chance to feel how great you truly are.  

214 thoughts on “Why do we ever have more than One Hangover?

  1. Great advice Anne, to feel and deal with whatever it is that would have us push it back down with alcohol – or food, drugs or any other manner of distraction – so we never get to feel the truth of what’s within and how great we truly are.

  2. Thank you Anne, this is an amazing blog to support so many people who may be feeling dependent and controlled by alcohol. What you shared will inspire so many people. The questions you’ve raise are truly evolving.

  3. Drinking alcohol takes you out of yourself. That is quite a scary concept when you stop to feel what it means. When you are not you then who is making the choices? A hangover is clear evidence that it was a poor choice.

    1. It clearly is Mary, I agree. I have never experienced a hangover but I have witness many people who have and I have often wondered why would we put ourselves through so much pain and discomfort? This blog explains it so clearly for me and it totally makes sense and that there is so much more to why we choose to use alcohol to mask our choices even though it poisons our body. Perhaps the pain of facing our hurts and choices seems much greater than the hangover, therefore giving us a short term comfort, escape and release.

  4. In my experience when I was feeling empty and needy I wanted to use something (alcohol, smoking, food) to not feel this emptiness, to numb myself, not to feel. No reasoning in the world would stop me from it. Unless I become more self aware and willing to make different choices, be more loving and caring.
    In my case alcohol wasn’t the most difficult to quit but smoking I couldn’t stop for awhile. It took some time and struggle between mind and body. Body eventually won and I must say that life without alcohol and cigarettes is so much clearer and pleasurable.

  5. ‘Alcohol also opens us up to energies which are not us. It can allow us to behave in ways we would never behave without it.’ That for me is enough to keep clear. Why would I want to artificially Jeckyl and Hyde myself to an unsuspecting public and risk the potential for some level of shame and humiliation the next morning for being something I’m usually not and wouldn’t want to be? It took me years to give up alcohol, primarily because of peer pressure and a fear of being classed as boring or stuffy – yes, simply just to fit in. But I never enjoyed that rush of poison coursing through my veins on the first sip – and there is where it all begins. What we become after that is no longer fully in our control – even on one unit.

  6. So true Anne, I recall having really bad hangovers and deciding I would never drink again – it was very clear to me what my body was telling me, this was not for me. Somehow I overrode the truth I felt about drinking and went back and did it all over again. Thankfully I had a big stop in my life many years later where I could no longer ignore what my body was telling me about alcohol – I just wished I had listened sooner.

  7. Anne what you say here is simple common sense written from your own experience, no one could really argue logically with what you have said. However many would resist it for as you say it is hard to begin to feel what drives us to use substances like alcohol to not feel the emotional pain we carry in our bodies. The work of Serge Benhayon worked for me too, in providing me with the loving support that allowed me to begin to feel that which I had buried for so long.

  8. “We drink because we think that our life is not enough, that we are not enough. But we are.” So true Anne, if only we were wise enough to see that when we drink it actually holds us back from being all that we are.

    1. Is it possible that we deliberately choose to hold ourselves back? This part you’ve highlighted Sally can apply to any addiction. I have seen it doesn’t work when someone tells another person to give up their addiction, because there is so much behind why these addictions started in the first place. By healing and looking at why we feel this way about ourselves (‘our life is not enough, that we are not enough’) is key to breaking away from these addiction and choosing to fill our lives with more of who we are, we are then more able to make loving choices.

  9. How could we give up alcohol without support and understanding?
    From what is described in this blog is how it is our best friend.
    It is there to comfort us when we are down and there to celebrate when we are high. How could we ever kick it to the curb?

    The fact is that we’ll need to assess why we are really drinking and why we are avoiding assessing why we drink.

  10. Of course there are many people who probably don’t wish to give up alcohol but also a great many who do but don’t feel supported to stop. There is often such a pressure to drink alcohol to fit in, which seems crazy, why would we encourage one another to drink something that harms the body. I think what you write Anne about alcohol being a cover up for how we really feel is so true, I used to drink for escape life, into another world where my problems disappeared for as long as I was drunk, yet the next day everything was still there and the drinking was just adding layers to my negative feelings. Stopping drinking was the best health choice I ever made.

  11. Anne this is a truly revealing sharing, that I know many will take inspiration from. .Alcohol was never my problem but I do know sugar has been, and sometimes still is hard to completely give up .Sweet things now and the can be my issue.

  12. What you say here applies to any choice we make knowing that they are harming, yet we keep doing. I have learnt that by trying to be free of that by discipline, I am setting myself up for an eventual failure and self-loathing. Right now, I am feeling the consequence of what I ate yesterday knowing that my body, except my mouth, didn’t like that any more. It was perfect to find and re-read your article, Anne. Great reminder that being very honest about the consequence of my choice while confirming the loveliness and the grandness of my true essence – is the way to go.

    1. Awesome comment Fumiyo, I found this too. By being honesty, gentle and loving with myself and willing to seek understanding helps me overcome times when I do make unloving choices and to learn from them.

  13. I remember my last alcoholic drink. It floods me with great joy because I let so much more go than just drinking alcohol. I freed myself from a consciousness as well as many social have to’s and must’s, that have left me with a true sense of what freedom means.

  14. Anne thank you for your article, how many times do we do something, and then repeat it knowing what the effects are going to be. Thankfully when we take true responsibility for ourselves, we make better choices.

  15. I agree this is such a beautiful non-judgemental blog about alcohol and really raises some big questions worth pondering. The only possible explanation for why we insist and persist on drinking a poison that is clearly harmful to our health and our relationships is that it brings us something we desperately need that is bigger than the harm we know we are causing. It makes complete sense then that if we knock out the source of the need, then it is easy to stop doing it. I know I have used many things in my life including alcohol to numb and suppress what I was feeling in life and I still struggle sometimes just fully feeling all there is to feel and facing the full extent of the responsibility of my choices. But I agree Ann it is something well worth doing.

  16. This such a beautiful blog, exposing that what is going on underneath the alcohol abuse and that what we can change. I can feel how I have never started with alcohol, but other behaviours are just as bad, and done for the exact same reason. Its a great area to explore and uncover.

    1. I agree Benkt, this article can relate and be applied to other addictions and abusive behaviours. It is ultimately our feelings of not being enough which then leads to unloving choices. So by learning to appreciate, accept and love who we are these unloving choices simply cannot creep in, there is no space for them.

  17. Anne this is such an exposing article and something that many people would relate too. Alcohol is one of those things that most people would relate to. It is so embedded within our culture and so many people that I know do not think twice before having a drink. It is so widely accepted and normalised. I have witness that it is easier to succumb to the feeling of ‘ease’ that alcohol brings than to stay with the uncomfortability of what they are feeling and deal with the issues. I know this personally with my food choices too where I am dealing with something emotional and I am not willing to go there and let myself feel what is going on. I then eat and numb myself, which is also a poison but it does not harm the body as much as actually putting a poison within my system.

  18. Anne I totally relate to your story as I had slipped into the habit of a couple of glasses of wine most nights, and really looked forward to the numbing relief it afforded. I would always ensure that I had a supply of wine, so although I did not drink to the point of drunkenness, I was definitely dulling myself. As I started to look at the issues that I had been avoiding and feel much better about myself, with the assistance of Sacred Esoteric Healing and Universal Medicine, the desire to drink just dropped away quite easily and I stopped altogether.

  19. This is a beautiful article Anne and an awesome expose on what really runs through us in order to say yes to alcohol when of course deep down we know it’s a poison. If we loved ourselves we would not want alcohol — how could we?
    Saying no to alcohol is saying a massive yes to love and to us.

  20. Wow Anne, this is super amazing. There is so much in this one blog. You have exposed the tendency people have to drink in an amazing way. ‘It can allow us to behave in ways we would never behave without it.’ I, and no doubt so many others, can contest to this. So many times I have woken up from drinking the night before and felt so bad and guilty for doing things I know I never would have done without alcohol. I love what you have presented in this- that we drink to not face how we are feeling, to dull our dreary lives. Really great read.

  21. This is beautiful Anne and I love your honesty. There is a lot of truth packed in here. Looking at the reason behind the alcohol consumption is key, as you say.

  22. I used to hear: You never learned to drink!’. I would get sick or have a severe headache from wine. I didn’t like beer. What I did like were the more sugary liquor drinks. So for me no alcohol, but sugar for the same reasons you described above Anne: as reward for my hard working, as comfort for my feeling alone (missing myself), and to numb the uncomfortable feelings, for example of not being good enough. Knowing why I use sugar and knowing the damaging effects combined with support from Universal Medicine practitioners has been supporting in my process of letting sugar go.

    1. For me it was about joining in with the others, wanting to be seen as one of the crowd. I never liked the taste of alcohol but I persevered and found a couple of drinks I liked that I stuck with. But it was always about being seen to be approved of. Turning around and finally saying no and expressing this openly now in social situations is amazing, as I now no longer have this need to be part of the crowd. I’m so much more confident and joyful simply being me.

      1. Beautiful to know why you chose alcohol and how this supported you te let go of the need you had. By letting this go the drinking alcohol can go and we get ourselves back, being more love than before.

  23. Gosh Anne, this is fantastic !! I really loved reading it – it had so many great points that I don’t even know where to begin. I haven’t heard of this saying before “A problem cannot be solved from the level at which it was created” but it literally made me go “wow” when reading it. Cause it’s true, if you can only see things one way, it makes it harder to see things from a different way. Sometimes you need a different perspective to see things differently and heal and issue. Great blog Anne.

  24. Beneath the haze of alcohol and hangovers, is an incredibly gifted and talented person… If only we gave them the opportunity to shine through.

  25. Alcohol is a cheap poison in a fancy bottle. The 38% part, the pure alcohol in the bottle of spirits costs only cents to produce, the profit, tax, the suave and sophisticated bottle, the advertising and the flavouring amount to the $30 or $40 dollars we pay our favourite brand. This is why alcohol is available everywhere, because some wealthy, influential people can’t afford it not to be.

    1. Nicholas, you have shared, in-truth, exactly what alcohol is: ‘a cheap poison in a fancy bottle’ and you also expose the rot behind it being available everywhere. Powerful comment, thank you.

    2. Your very spot on nick, there is much more at play than just the alcohol being sold in the shops. There is a whole network of affairs that are taking place to help support the sale and really the intoxication of people worldwide. Having Anne exposed the truth of the poison in her blog here above really makes you feel how toxic the system that we have is where society is allowing the supply of something that is so damaging and so harmful to the human frame. If alcohol was banned we would see mass levels of emotional problems bubble to the surface but we would be able to slowly deal with the intensity of it all and help find another way of living and being as a whole. At the moment, alcohol is a numbing tool used to keep emotions and lives feeling deflated, and aggression levels bursting out when emotionally people are so full they act out.

    3. Great point Nicholas – what a scam! But scams are easy to pull when you take advantage of people and supply something to a population that is desperately needing it. And this need to take the edge off life is something that pervades all levels of society – rich and poor, young and old. The way many alcohol and tobacco companies (not to mention many food companies) prey on people’s need and desperation is one of the sadder more uglier aspects of humanity.

  26. Thank you Anne for your very honest sharing, we do drink for a variety of reasons, mine was to not feel the emptiness inside. If I couldn’t feel it, it meant I didn’t have to deal with it. When I did make the decision to give alcohol up, I was surprised how easy I found it, once I realised what the emptiness was about. If I had dealt with the emptiness in the beginning, maybe one hangover would have been enough!

  27. Alcohol does not do nice things to our body, it makes us crazy and do things we wouldn’t normally, it gives us an illusionary reality, because we are numbed out we can’t feel what is actually going on. I understand why people drink, because they lack natural happiness and joy, but how can we consider drinking again after feeling the damaging effects it has in our body? It’s a totally yucky feeling.

  28. I drank alcohol to have fun and fit in. I thought I had found joy again in a bottle but after a big session and they were big it didn’t feel like fun. The room spinning, feeling sick, having nightmares, waking with a hangover, eating fatty foods and being emotional for the rest of the week until I did it again. Since attending Universal Medicine events about 6 years ago I began to feel joy inside of my body and I know this is the real deal. There is no way I would want to have alcohol in my body again and I have not missed it for one second.

  29. Thank you Anne, I loved the tenderness I felt in you reading your article. I too had a huge ferocity to numb myself from life, from feeling, simply because I didn’t want to feel the truth of what I had chosen for lifetimes, but choosing to stop drinking set me free, I began to truly live, something I had craved for so long. I highly recommend it!

  30. Thank you Anne, I agree, the drug addiction was never the issue, so stopping the drug when we have not uncovered the truth behind the reason causing the addiction means that the root cause still exists. ‘Give yourself a chance to feel how great you truly are.’ I had stopped all drugs 22 years ago 10 years before I met Serge Benhayon, but in stopping drugs I never identified the root cause. It has taken many healing seasons plus many loving choices to get a true understanding of the root cause of my addictions and how to go about truly healing myself.

  31. I used to really look forward to my couple of glasses of wine on the weekends and looked upon that time as a reward. But when I was honest with myself I realised that I was also dependent on that time to ‘relax’ to numb myself away from my lack of self worth. Since giving up alcohol a few years ago I admit I do occasionally miss having a drink but then I remind myself of what it does to my body and it’s a ‘no brainer’ – I can then happily make the decision to keep alcohol out of my life completely.

  32. It was hard sometimes to feel the things that I would have had a drink not to feel, yet the joy I feel in the everyday was also numbed out so I needed to drink to just feel good. That needy way of living pales when I measure it against the joy I feel today just working on my connection with myself and others. Joy is that true connection and not that merri-go-round of need.

  33. I loved the blog Anne, for over twenty years the drink was my best friend or so I thought it was. With the help of Universal Medicine practitioners I stopped drinking about six years ago and feel so much better for it. No more hangovers, saying or doing stupid things or aggression. Overall giving up drinking was a huge positive turning point in my life

  34. Beautiful blog Anne, thank you so much; I love your call for us to give life without these state altering substances a chance – and to deal with the issues that might surface once we don’t burry them with our chosen behaviour, like alcohol or over eating, or drugs.

    1. Yes Esther, living without; “state altering substances “, including alcohol, is the first step to begin to address the hurts and emotional pain that we carry. It’s about becoming responsible for our lives, and learning to understand that these substance simply hold us back from all that we are, while harming and dulling the body that we live with everyday.

  35. Some great questions and insights here Anne. On a physical level it seems strange that after a hangover we would continue to drink again, yet as you have shown, the reasons for drinking are so much more than this. I know when I used to drink I didn’t want to have an honest look at my life and feel what was really going on for me, yet I know alcohol did not stop any of the issues, just distracted me from them for a short while.

  36. Awesome blog Anne, so clear love it. I was drinking because I learned from young that to have fun you drink. I often felt exhausted and unwell when drinking and specifically after, but I never considered not to drink, I just had to get used to it. I was more concerned about how to cope with the negative effects of alcohol than considering once not drinking. When Serge Benhayon presented the truth about drinking alcohol I had no problem of letting it go. It took a while to totally stop as I started to feel the forceful energy that draws you very strongly into it in moments where you don’t even expect it, but I could see more and more how this was controlling me and that there was no true joy in this lifestyle.

  37. Having a drink every day is something society considers normal, and many people who do, would not consider themselves to have a drinking problem. But there sure is a lot of arcing up when taking it away is mentioned. Alcohol is vehemently defended. With anything that s defended with such force, it begs to be looked at deeper. There is very little focus on why people choose to drink, even if it is only one a day which is so often considered to be harmless. Great blog Anne.

    1. This is true nikkimckee. People don’t think that alcohol is a problem especially when you hear that one glass of wine is good for you. If people are ill informed or lied to then they know no different and if you can’t ‘feel’ any side effects from the one glass then of course they will defend it. All we can do is show them a different way without imposing and be there for them when they are ready.

  38. Imagine a 30second ad on TV sending this message? Why can I safely say that the possibility of that happening is slim to none? That’s what’s so sad. We don’t even want to know what’s going on.

  39. Anne what you share here is so beautifully expressed and absolute gold. The honesty that you share from is an inspiration to us all.

  40. I drank alcohol as a way to distract myself from feeling that I was living a lie. I was not living who I really am, but instead a shadow of myself, in and out of various jobs, relationships, careers, study, friendship groups and even the way I dressed and presented myself to fit into different groups or ways of living. It was all a lie to try and fit in and feel loved in any way possible. But at the end of the day it was devastating, so I turned to alcohol to try and feel better, but really just to numb the pain of not being myself. I was only able to give up alcohol when I came to Universal Medicine and was inspired to feel that my life was a lie, and that I could live it another way, a way deeply connected with myself and what was true for me, calling out the lies and illusion that was around me. Once I began this journey it was easy to give up the alcohol. It has however taken me some time to clear these destructive behaviours from my life, that is, actions of abuse towards myself and my body, as punishment for not living my truth. This is always a work in progress.

  41. Awesome questions you pose here Anne. What you offer is not only applicable for alcohol but any substance including food which we can use to not feel what is there to be felt. A truly powerful piece.

  42. Why do I feel a need to drink alcohol? Why is my life not enough for me? Why am I tired? Why am I angry? Why am I sad?

    It was when I started asking myself these questions and being very honest that I was able to stop drinking alcohol completely. That was nearly 6 years ago not for a moment have I regretted it because getting to know the real me is far better than any glass of champagne, and there is no hangover, only joy!

    1. Michelle what an inspiring comment. Often I feel people fear the answers honesty will give but I know every time I allow myself to be honest, to know why I am doing something perhaps, if I don’t choose to shut down or freak out at the initial awareness, this awareness expands and I understand all is held love. The initial awareness is put in context that is,at the very least, bearable.

      Choosing to stay with these moments of awareness and not freak out initially is a work in progress. But the choice is simple – numb out to becoming aware of how grand we all are or keep on the merry-go-round.

  43. A great question Anne, thank you for bringing awareness through your personal and professional experience and opening this conversation.

  44. To be free of not only alcohol but sugar, wheat and dairy is something I never imagined I could conquer! The thing is I didn’t have to battle at all they just slipped away as the awareness and self love increased the need decreased.

    1. Great point Merrilee, as you were most likely working on your issues! Alcohol should never be the focal point as there as so many reasons why people drink. It is always a by-product of feeling challenges and facing difficulties within life.

  45. There are statistics that state that one in ten people who drink alcohol will become an alcoholic, and one in three children of alcoholic parents will become an alcoholic. I didn’t give up alcohol, I gave up getting drunk and I found that if I no longer drank to get drunk it’s wasn’t worth drinking. A couple of beers occasionally was my limit and I slowly lost my tolerance to alcohol and two beers would give me a hangover, then one beer, then one light beer and finally I decided that I did not need to have a beer just to fit in with the drinkers around me and haven’t had a drop since.

    1. Doing it to fit in seems to be a common story. I myself never drank much nor enjoyed it, but I did it just to join in with those around me. The idea of not drinking and how that would alienate me was too much. As my self worth grew and I began to value myself more, I was able to make the choice to not drink as my body was very clear that it did not enjoy drinking.

    2. Well said Nicholas. It was the same for me; I just reduced the amount I could handle, until it was only a third of a glass at night, and suddenly that wine (“good quality” wine, I might add) tasted like vinegar to me. I just did not enjoy it at all any more, so it was easy to give up. I feel now, that by not having a lot, I could then really taste what it tasted like. When I used to have more, I remember now just ignoring the bad taste of the first sips and then it kind of ‘grew’ on me. I had managed to override what the body was trying to tell me (Yuck!!), so I could drink, because my head wanted to drink; even though the body suffers the consequences of my drinking. I haven’t looked back; it’s now about 8 years ago, and life without alcohol is definitely worth a shot.

  46. The pain we do not want to feel that makes us believe in the illusion that our life is not enough is at the center of so many complications. Once we allow ourselves to just look at this pain and see that the only ones who are truly responsible for it are ourselves, we might feel confronted, but that is just another trick. Realizing that you are responsible and you alone does imply that you are the one who can change it independent of anyone of anything – what an amazing empowerment is that?

  47. Great question and one I have often pondered on myself. Why do we need something that is so damaging for us to ‘enjoy’, ‘sustain’, ‘take the edge off’ etc? Because we don’t take responsibility with what we truly feel underneath.

    1. I agree Joshua, it is a fascinating thing to explore not just alcohol, but so many habits that we have that we know are supportive.

      1. It is a great question Joel. Why is it that we continue to carry on with self-destructive pursuits and behaviours when we know they are harming us? It seems like the easy, quick way out but all it does is prolong not having to take responsibility and to feel why you are living in a way that you are not actually enjoying it, otherwise there would be no need to ‘take the edge off’ it!

      2. A fascinating subject as you say Joel and not just in exploring commonly accepted vices such as smoking, drugs, gambling etc but we can also have habits such as creating drama, being controlling / manipulative, playing the victim etc which are also not supportive, for either ourselves or others.

      3. Very True Angela, if you think about it, with the growing rates of ‘lifestyle’ diseases, we really need to ask why is humanity bent on a very slow suicide. There must be something going on, that we as a globally community don’t say it is enough.

    2. Mm, what’s underneath is the kicker for most.. It’s clear to see what state the world is in when alcohol abuse is so prevalent. When so many people are basically saying ‘nuh, I don’t want to feel how I actually feel’.
      I know I used to do this all the time. It’s a constant bewildering cycle. It seems like the thing to do would be to face what you are feeling.. At least then you can take steps to bring change about.

      1. Well said Emily. From experience, honesty is a great step towards Truth. It is great to get real about what is really going on

  48. Anne, you’ve encapsulated here so well why people drink alcohol, something that I remember as a child never made any sense. why drink something that is in fact a poison? But as I grew older and carried a few war wounds from life, a drink on offer became more enticing. It helped whim me away for a bit, away from my sorrows and hurts and away from myself. But the hangovers the next day and the taste of drink in my mouth felt awful. But I did it a few times again even though I knew I would feel terrible afterwards because I was addicted to that feeling of escape however short-lived it was. If it wasn’t alcohol, it was pot, or another recreational drug available to lure me away from the reality of life. It was only when I met Serge Benhayon and started attending Universal Medicine workshops and healing sessions by esoteric practitioners that I could really feel what it was I was trying to run away from — a long-held sadness about life, about me in life, a sadness in general. And in being super tender and loving with myself with the support of the Universal Medicine practitioners I started to feel what was underneath that sadness and that’s when I rediscovered me, exquisitely tender, delicate and joyful, no sadness in the real me 🙂 Going on that journey to let go of alcohol and all the other vices we use so as to not feel that misery that quietly pervades is so so worth it. Finding who we are underneath the pain is the greatest, shiniest gem that can be.

  49. It is amazing that once we have experienced a hangover that we would ever drink again, but the need to bury our issues seems to override our sensibility. I have to say as a previous drinker, once I stopped, my personal clouds cleared and yes I had to deal with my issues instead of burying them, but my life started to change in many many positive ways. Thoughts clearer, hangover free for life, healthier body, deeper relationships not based on getting together for drinks, ability to deal with stressful and anxious situations without stress or anxiety, the list goes on and on. I couldn’t recommend non-drinking highly enough!

    1. This is a very inspiring blog Anne and one that needs to be shared from the rooftops. Indeed life is amazing without alcohol. “Alcohol also opens us up to energies which are not us” was something I’d also heard Serge Benhayon share and from that moment I no longer wanted something controlling me that wasn’t me and gave up alcohol immediately – not because he said to but because I could feel the truth of his words.

      1. I shared that feeling Deborah: “no longer wanted something controlling me that wasn’t me”. In spite of being pushed to ‘let go and have fun’ by people at parties, I did not see how it could be desirable to be wobbly on my feet, unable to hear the loudness of my own speech, imposing on people and not remembering afterwards, and physiologically poisoned – in short, being controlled by something that was not me. I did it a few times (about 4 times in my twenties), but it felt so bad that for me it was easy to just say no thereafter. I agree that life without alcohol is definitely amazing!

  50. “We bind ourselves together with it socially; we use it to sweeten our relationships; it comforts us when we are on our own. It is easier to believe that life is good with a drink in our hand.” Anne the word BIND really jumps out at me – all my life socialising & alcohol have been hand in hand and I genuinely believed I could not truly laugh without alcohol!
    Today I see what a prison this belief is and how people who don’t drink are pigeon holed for being boring or unsociable just because they are saying no to this social bind.

  51. “We cannot bear to remember and feel this, and so we drink again.” – this really stood out to me. Talk about vicious circle! Something else that stuck out was alcohol causing problems in relationships. Yes, big one, I grew up in that environment observing and feeling the effects of alcohol-fuelled domestic discord personally, so consider myself a living expert. But what about the opposite – alcohol being the glue for relationships that do not have what it takes on their own? I’ve seen the situation where withdrawing a drug from a couple’s routine allowed them to see that they were being held together by pretty illusions, not true love and connection with each other. Basically, their relationship was artificial. I have experienced this personally, so am a living expert there too. In whichever direction they work, drugs like alcohol are destructive of true human relating. And Anne, your loving choice to self-heal has enabled your true greatness and beauty to blossom to a degree that most people would barely believe possible. I can hardly take my eyes off you, you look and feel so amazing now!

  52. I grew up with alcohol in my home, on the dinner table, and was encouraged to try my father’s wine on many occasions. I hated the burning taste as it went down my throat.
    I hated the altering affect it had on my body- I felt weird, not myself. So I didn’t seek alcohol, and could see the damaging effects on others- in their behaviour and psyche.
    So when I heard Serge Benhayon talk about the energetic effects of alcohol on your body, it confirmed what I knew. Alcohol is a poison.
    Thank you Anne for explaining why so many people drink and why it is difficult to give it up.

  53. Thank you for writing such an honest blog on drinking. I had no idea that alcohol kills nerve cells but it would make sense as it completely numbs all feeling.

  54. Beautifully presented article Anne – a great blend of medical facts and personal experience that gives a comprehensive picture. I had come to a point where I wanted a drink every day and it was the ‘numbing’ agent that got me through social events which I otherwise found tortuous. However, after attending Universal Medicine events and personal healings for a while I found my desire for alcohol naturally diminished as I began dealing with the issues I was escaping from. It then became an unbearable hindrance in my body and a fog I couldn’t abide in social settings, and so without any will power it left my life forever.

  55. I wish I had of read this as a young teenager. I wasn’t questioning the reason why I did tend to drink, rather I was indulging in the escape from those reasons until a few years ago. Well put Anne.

  56. This is a very clear representation of how alcohol is a substance we don’t need the only thing it does is harming us, and of course the effects you mention. It shows how many people find the emotional effects more important than what it physically does in our bodies.

  57. Thanks Anne for your blog – reading this today has given me the opportunity to celebrate, appreciate me and the fact that I don’t need alcohol in my life any more. By not drinking alcohol it has given me the chance to look at my choices in life and to have more awareness of those choices.

  58. What an amazing sharing Anne, whilst reading it I was reminded of the awful feeling of having a hangover, I didn’t even like the taste of alcohol and then I would repeat the cycle all over again. Giving up alcohol was such an empowering and self-loving choice for me, many around me reacted and I was not invited out much socially – which none of that mattered as I was choosing to be me.

  59. ‘Serge helped me to feel that I was so much more than I had previously believed, that there was a greatness, a grandness of love in me that I had not connected to for a long time.’ When I met Serge Benhayon I felt this also and so giving up alcohol and partying came naturally. The first step to returning to me

  60. Such an awesome blog Anne, this needs to be published everywhere, such a truth written about alcohol. I used to drink alcohol all the time, it was so normal to drink on all kind of occasions that I didn’t even consider not drinking. I had a friend who could not drink as her body did not tolerated any alcohol and I always felt pity with her as she was not being able to enjoy the fun of alcohol…. how crazy is that!! Today I know how much I was missing out in life due to constant alcohol consumption. When I understood what alcohol truly does to us I quit it immediately and never ever touched it again. Today it is an absolute poison for me and it would never ever cross my mind to drink it.

  61. Anne this is one of best pieces of writing on why we drink I have ever read. It’s very honest in its effects on our bodies yet deeply understanding of why choose to drink. Thank you some much for sharing this with us all.

  62. So well said Anne. Your understanding and love oozes through this article. Even though we all know alcohol is not a good choice it doesn’t help to judge others or ourselves for choosing to drink it. There are very good reasons for choosing to drink after all. But making the choice to stop drinking and to look at everything underneath the choice and feel what is there to be felt can lead to great healing and much joy. I know which one I choose.

  63. I gave up alcohol the second I admitted the harm it was doing to me, looked back at how I had been with it and considered how my life could be if I continued. I never had the slightest desire to drink again, but I can see how unless that choice is made 100% then life/ friends/ society will tempt you or offer you an excuse from every direction to have another drink…

  64. This is such an awesome blog on alcohol, Anne – no holding back of the truth. When presented with this truth, along with the medical and science behind alcohol, we really do have to ask ourselves ‘why do we ever have more than one hangover?’, and are we prepared to be honest about why we drink, or why we need to drink?

  65. An awesome blog and very honest account of your personal experience with alcohol Anne. I especially loved the honesty you expressed in this line: “This was because I still could not bear to feel how I had lived, and the choices I had made, which were still living in my body. It was a very painful and difficult time, but I received only loving support from Serge”. It is worth remembering that we all need a helping hand now and again especially when we start to get honest with ourselves and our choices…not always easy but well worth it in the end as honesty with ourselves is the vehicle that provides the awareness that we can make different choices and thus have a different life…a life that is self suporting and loving and a life that truly grows and evolves us, thus postively impacting all those around us.

    1. Great point. It brings understanding back in. A helping hand is definitely welcome when we start to get honest with ourselves and our choices.

  66. Thank you Anne for your honest sharing. You expose the problems alcohol causes and how it’s so often used because people don’t feel enough in themselves. “Give yourself a chance to feel how great you truly are.” Wise words.

  67. Thank you, Anne. Great questions I would find very uncomfortable to answer if I was still a drinker. Being honest with myself was the last think I could/wanted to do.

  68. It is not the way forth for me to just stop immediately with whatever I understand is not good for me. As you say, Anne, I do ponder on: why do I need this, why am I attracted to this. Then I change my lifestyle and observe the need slowly ceasing. Inspired by Serge Benhayon.

  69. That alcohol is a poison cannot come as a surprise to anyone. What I find fascinating is how intellegent the body is showing us this. That it kills nerve cells is nothing new but what I didn’t know until I took a course in anatomy & physiology is that the glial cells in the brain whose job is to protect the cells from outside harm cannot deal with alcohol. It gets right through to the cell. Quite revealing isn’t it how if we want to find the answers we only have to ask the body.

  70. Thank you for such an awesome and honest expose on drinking and why we do it. I loved what you said about being very loving and tender with ourselves as things come to the surface – this is such a beautiful way to face and deal with what we usually want to run from.

  71. Anne, this blog is fantastic! It just trashes out the glamour of drinking. Instead, by stating the truth: “Alcohol is a poison. It kills nerve cells, and hence pain. It is a sugar hit which picks us up at the end of a hard day and leaves us feeling comfortably numb”, it makes clear what it really is and what it really does for us. Never heard it like this before. It makes total sense though.

  72. Thank you Anne, for so honestly sharing your experience with Alcohol and coming out of it through the teachings of Serge Benhayon, and finding the true greatness and grandness of love that resides in you.

  73. A lot of people use alcohol as a social lubricant, to open them up. What is dangerous about this is that we think the alcohol is helping bring the real us out, that what we say and do whilst “having a few” is in fact how we think. How wrong we are, it only takes one drink for us to change. There is nothing in life that we need to add a substance to to make it real, it is already pure/real to start with.

    1. That’s a great point Tony — one drop of alcohol will change us to be something we are not. Because who we really are is so pure and tender, alcohol simply doesn’t belong.

    2. There is the very common belief that a few drinks “loosens” people up, it help them relax. It is so far from the truth.

  74. I agree Anne, the first step for me to stop drinking alcohol, even in moderation, was admitting that I actually did not like it, I needed it. I can remember my first tastes of beer or wine when I was a kid and like the first puff of a cigarette feeling the natural rejection my body had for it and really not even liking the taste very much but desperately wanting to be a grown up! Then later it became a social lubricant, a badge of individuality, a status symbol, and many more things that I relied on to stop feeling the deeper issues that were troubling me about my life. It was a bit tough initially when I had to face those demons rather than cover them up with booze but in the end well worth it.

  75. Thank you Anne. I don’t think we think or know we have a problem until we arc up when someone suggests taking it away and at that point it takes honesty to consider the ‘arc-up’ a reaction and a defense mechanism. I had not the slightest clue I was using alcohol to deal with my complete exhaustion, to deal with the fact that I didn’t have the energy to talk to people on a night out without it. To suppress the anger of doing all things for other people with nothing left for me to ‘enjoy myself’. Yet I can honestly say that nearly everything I am not proud of in my life was done under the influence of alcohol – so I cannot with any honesty say that it was my friend, support or answer. I had started to look at that before I met Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine having spells lasting years of not drinking, but it was not until I took time to understand why I needed the alcohol and dealt with the exhaustion, anger and sadness that I have never felt impulsed to drink again. So I wholeheartedly concur – “Give yourself a chance to feel how great you truly are.”

  76. Speaking, last week, with a lady in her late 70s about alcohol, she shared that she only ever had 2 glasses of cider in her whole life, when I enquired “why?” she said “as a 20yr old I had to be carried home, put to bed and I was soo sick the next day, I realised my body could not handle booze, and that was it” I smiled and thought of your blog Anne. Why have so many of us overridden our bodies reaction to the adverse effects that alcohol is having on it? it doesn’t make sense to me.

    1. How honouring that lady was of her body. For myself and I know many others we have vowed never to drink again after succumbing to the deadly hangover yet the next weekend we are at it again. When I was younger after a big night on the drink my next day was a write off, I was often violently sick all day and would only start to feel ok and well enough to eat in the late afternoon. Talk about punishment with a capital P. As a man that could never handle alcohol alI that well I was glad when I started taking amphetamines as I could drink all night without feeling sick or getting too messy, but that is another story in itself.

      1. Wake up, go to work get home late, have a drink or two, go to bed and repeat that same day all week until Friday night or the weekend. A big night out followed the next day with a hangover. More alcohol again on Saturday night. Sunday – not feeling so great, then it’s Monday and the cycle repeats. Is that living?

      2. When the weekend is the only thing we look forward to in life we are in for a rough ride as we are chasing excitement. This amongst other things led me to drug addiction.

  77. Thanks Anne for a light hearted approach to a quite heavy topic. My ending to drinking came gradually. I have always been a lively and up and go kind of person and every time the day after having alcohol I was just tired and not up for it. My inside wanted to play around and have fun but my body had other plans, so much of the reason why I stopped had to do with me feeling that it was more worth having fun and feeling that aliveness than being tired and having to stay in bed.

  78. Why would we ever want to drink if we were raised “to feel that I was so much more than I had previously believed, that there was a greatness, a grandness of love in me that I had not connected to for a long time”. If we knew we were greater than what we think we are, we would honour and cherish ourselves and our body in way that alcohol, drugs and even certain foods would not be on our radar let alone part of our lives. Being able to reconnect to the the real us makes life more simple and takes away the need to drink. What you share here is wonderful.

  79. “A problem cannot be solved from the level at which it was created” – that is an awesome quote Anne, and Serge Benhayon offers the very highest level of care from which to get support not only with alcohol but many different problems.

  80. ‘By connecting to that love, that living stillness within me, I was able to make more self-loving choices.’ Thank you Anne for sharing so honestly about the damage we inflict on our bodies and the way we deny it and drink again. For me it was a relief to start making more self-loving choices and choose to not drink alcohol and I find it deeply sad how younger and younger children are using it to numb themselves – but it’s inspiring how some are sharing the Gentle Breath meditation with school children and the amazing impact that this has had.

  81. Thank you Anne for your honest sharing. It is only when we stop and take a look at why we drink, and feel the hurt that alcohol inflicts on our body, can we truthfully mean it when we say ” I will never drink again”. Otherwise it is just a reaction to the miserable feeling of a hangover.

  82. Thank you Ann I have had my ‘I’ll never touch alcohol again’ including the hair of the dog as a cure. Alcohol has been a good part of my life. Is this not an oxymoron, Alcohol and good? I had to stop drinking for a trial period of six months to eliminate it as a possible cause to a medical condition I developed. Alcoholism was one of 4 causes, but the most prevalent. After six months of abstention I returned to the doctor and was asked if I had noticed any change, I replied ‘yes, I have saved a lot of cash but the condition persisted’. Alcohol was just a legal drug that I used to numb myself from the world, it was not an addiction, it was a choice. After my 6 month abstention I just choose not to drink again and have loved the change in me.

  83. Like so many people in the world today, I too have had numerous experiences of: “I’ll never touch alcohol again’ (only to have some the following day or the day after), until my first attendance of Hearth Chakra One, with Serge Benhayon, almost six years ago. Serge simply presented truth about both physical and energetic facts of the ill effect of alcohol on our bodies, which of course deep down I knew very well. Since then I have not been able to make a choice to put even a drop of that kind of poison into my body! In fact it is as remote from my everyday menu, as a desire to drink petrol is.
    At some point during the presentation with over 100 people in the room, I had a feeling that Serge was looking at me in particular (?) and I kind of felt uncomfortable and kept looking around me, thinking: Jesus, this guy knows lot more than he claims he does! I even asked him, years later, if he was looking at me specifically. Of course not. What I was able to feel and connect to, was a beautiful reflection of my own heart and soul confirming to me what I had already known and not something that I had just learnt. Amazing, isn’t it!

  84. Yes if only this article was posted in work offices and surgeries! Thanks Anne, great article.
    I also continued to drink alcohol post UniMed’s courses conveniently (I had convinced myself) because of the industry sector and type of work I was in – which was media and advertising (recruitment), and also what I thought was expected of me in order to keep my career ‘on track’ with clients, colleagues and bosses. Though after SEH2 healing course I found my taste and want for alcohol ‘had gone’ – and subsequently when I went to a high profile music industry launch/party I found myself at the bar holding onto a (alcoholic) drink – to look like I was part of the party and all the ‘fun’, as I was concerned what others might say about me not drinking. So I took a sip, it tasted awful in my mouth, and I looked around at all the ‘antics’ of the drink-consuming people and my colleagues – and I left that party (and alcohol) there and then.Today I am still in that same industry, but instead wake up feeling clear, bright, alert and embracing of the working day.

    1. Yes Zofia I agree. This blog should be posted everywhere…. The awareness that Anne has shared may just support others to remember that they have a choice. It’s never too late.

  85. Hi Anne, great blog expressed here. although I drank alcohol (as a social pleasing activity – because everyone else did and because of peer pressure) I felt deeply uncomfortable about it, the smell, the taste, and how it felt in my body. Worse still, what I most disliked about it was that i literally felt even with one drink that I had ‘lost control’ of my own body, and of my own self. In those days (I haven’t drank alcohol for over 8 years now), I didn’t know who I truly was, but, I did know when I did not feel myself, and alcohol, even the smallest amount changed how I felt and who I was, and I could feel how I lost control of myself, like something else had taken over me, and this was really uncomfortable. It was a relief to stop drinking alcohol, and to feel the empowerment from not only the choice, but also from not having a body/mind altering substance in my body.

  86. I love the questions you pose Anne and they are definitely ones we need to address as a society, as it is common practice for children in year 7 and above to bring alcohol to school in their drink bottles as a daily activity. This is scary, and as a year 8 girl mentioned to my son she hates drinking but she can not stop as it is the only thing that takes the pain away. If children in our society are feeling this way we need to seriously stop and look at the validity of drinking alcohol. It is very hypocritical of adults to tell our young not to drink because it is not good for them or that they might get hurt but yet we fully get behind and support drinking, this does not make sense. Another point I felt to mention is that it is the lead up to fathers day and I would say 60%-70% of the cards and presents on offer at the shops are alcohol related, What is all this about?

  87. I started drinking early in my life, it was all around us at home, on the weekends at the social clubs and at family events. I witnessed violence against my family caused through drinking, sickness and devastation, but alarmingly it was what we chose as kids to entertain ourselves. Truly sad when I feel how lost my world and those in it were. The normality of drinking was/is totally boggling. And yet we persist through all manner of events, lows and highs, it is like the oil that keeps the pain at bay. Yes, it is a poison that has infiltrated every part of our world and de-stabilises so subtly that we champion it now, with no thought for the destruction that it wreaks. It is time that we as a race of beings start to look more earnestly at the fact that it no longer serves. Thank you Anne for writing from your heart on this a subject that affects and has long reaching effects across the globe.

  88. I too was once drawn to alcohol for the ‘fun and giggly’ time I would have on with it, yes the hangovers were yuck, but it seemed worth it for the high I was seeking. What my body went through was not relevant to me at the time, I was sure I could handle everything, besides I wasn’t a ‘heavy drinker”. That all changed simply and overnight when I connected to the incredible beauty I had inside myself- nothing could ever entice me to dampen that with alcohol. I don’t touch it anymore and I totally enjoy being me in fullness, there is nothing sweeter or truer than being ME.

    1. I remember when I stopped drinking quite clearly. I started waking in the morning and being reminded of this 10 year old boy I once knew who would wake up bright and fresh each morning, and funnily enough not need alcohol to get him through the day. Being reminded of myself all those years before was beautiful, innocent, tender and fun. Why would I ever want to go back (and why did I leave it in the first place?)

  89. Thank you Anne – your experience resonates with my own. It’s amazing how easy it is to fool ourselves that we really ‘enjoy’ alcohol, that we ‘love it’, that it is sociable and makes for a good time – when really the opposite is true. I would have defended drinking alcohol with all my might and every excuse in the book in the past….and I too understand what its like to want to stop and yet feel unable to. But there is a way, through self-honesty and feeling that which we don’t want to feel and have been in denial of and yes help to go there may be required. Life without alcohol is soooo much more amazing than life with it in my experience. Also it is important for people to know that alcoholism is not a permanent affliction and its not about being in ‘recovery’ for it can be completely healed – where healing means the desire to even drink alcohol is annihilated….such is the new found level of love and care for oneself.

    1. I too can relate with what you have shared Eunice – alcohol is such an accepted part of today’s world I had never considered that I didn’t have to actually drink it.

  90. Courageous of you to relate your experience. I think that this is such a difficult issue because the reasons why people drink excessively and obsessively are as varied and divergent as those who do so for whatever reason. The answers lie on many levels so people will search until they find that which speaks to them. Many blessings to all.

  91. Thank you for sharing from your professional and personal experiences Anne.
    Beautifully expressed.

  92. Thank you Anne for posing this question. When we like to drink it’s a question we don’t really want to look into… we can so very easily tell ourselves it’s not harming us or others, despite what our body tells us.

  93. I remember many a time saying oh god never again then having another drink the following night. how is it we can so easily abuse the body when it is so clearly saying this doesn’t work for me?

    1. Yes, I can recall saying there was no way I was drinking again and drinking the very next day on more than one occasion. I was even physically sick from alcohol which was a very clear message that it was not good for me but drank many times again.

      1. That is the insidiousness of the addiction of alcohol. The only quick cure for a hangover is is to have another drink straight away and that is the short cut to total addiction,

    2. I agree Nicholas, alcohol is a highly addictive and destructive drug that has been deemed socially acceptable, it seems with the social acceptance comes the denial that it is a harmful drug, addictive, costly to society and harmful to families. In the UK a high profile MP has just died from alcohol addiction despite the huge support from friends and family over come the addiction. We need to be honest about the harm of alcohol and treat it like the drug it is.

  94. Dear Anne, I love how you state what is without any judgement and with full understanding and acceptance. I know what you speak of and it is important to keep raising the question: why do we ? So thank you for doing that so publicly.

    I grew up with an alcoholic mom and swore i would never get that way. And i never did. Not that way…but even having seen the damage- emotionally, mentally, physically and socially – that alcohol does i fell for the believe that if it was a controlled behaviour it would not be harming and it was a great social thing to have.
    In my unfolding into an awareness of my body and what it was telling me i soon found that even one glass at diner at night made me feel rather yucky in the morning. So how could i have missed that all those years, those loud and clear signals? Well maybe i did not. Maybe i simply choose to ignore them and i avoided to ask myself the question : why do i feel sick after taking alcohol and if so why do i keep taking it?? At some point i did ask that question and once i realized how it made me feel it was a quick and easy choice to make to not have any ever again. But as you have so wonderfuly outlined Anne, it took selflove to get to that point.

    1. I too drank because ‘it was a great social thing to have’. I wasn’t a regular drinker, but when I did drink, I drank more than a few glasses, and accepted the hangovers as part of the process. On the day Serge Benhayon presented what happens in the body when you drink, I stopped, and listened as my body told me it didn’t want alcohol in it again. That was my first real awareness of how powerful self love can be.

  95. Thanks so much Anne, for your awesomely honest sharing, and scientific truth! Drinking alcohol – particularly socially – also once seemed ‘natural’ to me. I come from a pretty strong ‘culture’ of it in my family, as do so many. Though how could it be ‘natural’ when it wreaked the havoc it did on my body, my emotions & psyche! It wasn’t until I really began to love myself that I came to no longer want alcohol in my body, or my home for that matter. This occurred naturally!
    It can be difficult for others to understand that I’m not abstaining, as in, using ‘will power’ to avoid a ‘temptation’ with alcohol – but I can say, that I no longer have any need or desire whatsoever to put this poison within my body. And I know, without a doubt, that this is a natural choice for me because I have simply done what you call others to here, in your writing, “Feel and deal with what lies beneath your need to drink. Feel what is truly within you. Give yourself a chance to feel how great you truly are.” Once I truly felt me, the old ‘temptations’ of alcohol (the ‘apparent high’, the sugar hit, the numbing of myself..) didn’t stand a chance.

    1. Hear hear Victoria – this echoes my own experience with alcohol. It’s interesting when I reflect on my growing up and into adulthood that my family (& I myself when I had my own family) pursued what was considered a lifestyle of healthy choices such as organic food, following alternative medicine etc and yet during none of the time was it ever considered that the alcohol I or others consumed might not fall into this category of healthy choices! I realised after giving up alcohol that it’s only by avoiding or denying what is underneath the desire to drink that allows the behaviour to continue unchecked and /or to avoid taking true responsibility for this.

      1. What you’ve shared shows just how blinkered we’ve allowed ourselves to become on the truth of alcohol and what it does to our bodies and wellbeing Angela. It’s a poison. Fact. I was similar – lots of organic fruit, vegetables and meat, along with the odd glass of red…
        It took some personal healing to lift the veil on the slow poison I was imbuing my body with, and have to say, having had not the slightest inkling of having a drink now for about 9 years, the difference in my health and vitality is marked. But most of all, I simply could no longer put such a drug into my system that would so deeply affect and alter my natural state. We wouldn’t give it to our children would we? And feel in any way ok about them being drunk or even tipsy… so how could we say it’s ‘ok’ for us just because we’re older? There’s no way I’d take the shine off how great I feel with this drug today – thanks massively to feeling so sustainably and consistently great through the deepest inspiration and teachings of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

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