What is alcohol and is it bad?

What is alcohol and is it bad?

Alcohol is a colourless volatile flammable liquid which is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars.

An interesting encounter happened to me the other evening.

Whilst attending an evening event, we had been asked to share our goals and aspirations. I shared mine about creating workshops where mums that are struggling to cope, having depression or anxiety related issues and are coping through alcohol. (an issue close to my heart).

A lady approached me in the break to speak further about my venture. As the conversation progressed she advised on a platform for sobriety.

I am not quite sure what my response was? but she proceeded to ask “do you not advocate abstinence?” “no” I relpied. Alcohol is not the problem, the thinking about alcohol is the problem.


I would absolutley support what works for the individual in question. I absolutely stand by what you believe is right for you and if sobriety is what you desire, I support you in that completley.

Alcohol still remains in our society and media

Irrespective and so many that speak to me ask to be back in control. Being able to drink when socialising instead of at home on their own or sneaking when no-one is looking.

Once they are honest about what they are doing we can be curious as to what is beneath the behaviour

There is a new movement now among the younger generation that are completly abstinent by choice, not because anyone told them that they are alcoholics or they have all gone through AA or a rehab programme.  Some actually have!

No just because they have decided through a range of thoughts that they just do not want to drink. See article:


Where I am coming from is putting the most believed story on it’s head. Alcohol is not the problem!

“Ahah really”? I hear you say.


Well alcohol is one of the oldest substances man has created and enjoyed.

What about the mother or doctor that uses alcohol for disinfecting a childs wound or in the operating room?

How many of you rinse your teeth with a mouthwash?

Yes and there are other uses also and NOT always for the good of the human race.

So where would we be without good old fashioned alcohol? For more information see the link:                                                                                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_(medicine)

I have known fat people and thin people, people with eating disorders, either overeating or under eating, do I say that we should ban all food?

No I do not, nor do any of you.

I am certain that there are plenty of judgements or stories told around the subject though.

Has anyone or someone that you know been into hospital and been given morphine?

I ask you did they all come out and demand a phone number to get the lastest BoGoF offer to be delivered to their door by their new bestie, the drug dealer?

The chances are that the answer to the all the above scenarios, is yes to the antiseptic and no to the drug dealer.

So what is different about alcohol?

Not everyone that took a drink became an abuser of alcohol.

The reason we abuse any of the above, drugs, food or alcohol along with all the other forms of addiction, is our thoughts.

I can not say what any indidvidual is thinking or feeling. What I can say is that they will have thoughts and feelings that they don’t enjoy.


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