How to Hold Your Alcohol

by Sanctified Brother

I know a lot of brothers haven’t been weaned off the bottle yet. That’s a shame, when you consider that so many brothers can’t wait to grow up and do grown folks’ stuff like stay up late, hang out, and “make babies.” They’re still babies themselves because they can’t get off the bottle. It comforts them.

Sometimes they rely on their sippy cup (some call it a shot glass). They pour small amounts of yak in and sip to their heart’s content. They watch and listen to their favorite rappers disgustingly extol the pleasurable feelings of inebriation while celebrating and then, imitating the no-gooders who encouraged them to drink, splurge on cheap liquor and spirits to look like big men. And then the trouble starts.

They slide off of the bar stool, falling like a sack of potatoes. They fight and regret the folly of their ways (Bushwick Bill can testify). They vomit on themselves and whatever is around them. They crash their cars and make the streets a dangerous place for the rest of us. They beat on the sisters and make life miserable for the impressionable children who come to view this behavior as normal. The rent money is spent and living is jeopardized. Their organs are poisoned and death is but a sip away.

My favorite book, the Bible, gives us some clear counsel on alcohol usage. It says:

“…wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.”, “Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine…”, “Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper…”

So how do you hold your alcohol? By saying “no, thank you.” Grow up, brothers, and leave the bottles alone. We should be spending our time nurturing, not nursing. Praying, not playing.

Now, “hold” the alcohol.

Read this: Proverbs 23:29-35

Suggested Reading:
Overcoming Alcoholism
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Paperback Booklet, 32 pages

Explains the steps an alcoholic must go through for his treatment to be successful. Great for concerned family members and friends of alcoholics.