Is alcohol dangerous?

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Is alcohol dangerous?

Post by user99 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:39 pm

Is alcohol dangerous?

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Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Post by cappuccino » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:50 pm

"The drinking of fermented & distilled liquors — when indulged in, developed, & pursued — is something that leads to hell, leads to rebirth as a common animal, leads to the realm of the hungry shades. The slightest of all the results coming from drinking fermented & distilled liquors is that, when one becomes a human being, it leads to mental derangement."

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Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Post by SarathW » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:57 pm

Is alcohol dangerous?
Even a tiny amount can affect your concentration. (Especially subtle meditation)
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Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Post by dharmacorps » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 pm

According to the Washington Post, Americans are dying at record numbers of alcohol related disease and accidents. Approximately 90,000 deaths annually, up 37% from only a few years ago. That is far more deaths than even the rx painkiller epidemic we have (which gets far more media attention).

So, to answer your question: yes.

This doesn't even include the pervasive suffering alcohol causes in people who don't die.

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Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Post by befriend » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:05 am

Alcohol takes away your sense of shame and inhibition you can also break the other four precepts from drinking alcohol.
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Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Post by TRobinson465 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:44 am

Yes
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Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Post by James Tan » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:24 am

Not only alcoholic liquor but other drugs also should be refrained from .
I read in another forum last year , a monastic said it is ok once a while to consume a little , but , I can't agree to it. That’s why we have to consider those follow vinaya strictly and not because someone is well known or famous in academic field .
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Re: Is alcohol dangerous?

Post by justindesilva » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:22 am

TRobinson465 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:44 am
Yes
yes is a very firm and positive answer. Alcohol contains ethanol which enters the brain in no time , and affects the neursl system. National Institute on Drug abuse USA
explains that It is well established in the mental health field that alcohol consumption can exacerbate an underlying mental health disorder.
At times it is ocbserved that the halucinating effect of alcohl can appear a day or two after taking alcohol thus causing road accidents etc.
It is easy to get addicted to to alcohol and once addicted these people get used to illicit alcohols which are harmful to intestine , lungs and heart. Addiction to alcohol causes problems domestically too.
Parabhava sutta explains the draw backs in social life for those who use alcohol.

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