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There are Australian who choose not to drink … .

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I have found some really interesting article which stated that some south Australian choose not to drink for various different reason as such

“I felt a lot of pressure, like a nerd really, because I wasn’t doing the same thing as my friends.

This is one of the social pressure sentence that you would get from young adult or even in teenagers. Many aiming to socialize but sometimes peer pressure is a matter so please non drinkers stay open mind and the choices you makes to express your self.

“I figure if I am going to have a lot of calories, why have alcohol. I’d rather a nice dessert.”

That’s sentences would get attention from girls ? to all drinkers > you might wanna see how many calories in your favorite alcohol drink please do so >>> http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/appearance/calories-in-alcohol

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Alcoholic drinks are high in calories particularly common beverages such as beer and cocktails. However, by cutting back on the amount you drink, it can significantly help to reduce your calorie intake.

It can be useful to know that many alcoholic brands now have ‘light’ low alcohol alternatives containing less calories. Some ‘light’ wines have under 80 calories in a 175ml glass compared to 140 calories in the same measure of 13% ABV wine.

The article can be read through :http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/some-sober-thinking/story-e6frea83-1226533190382

 

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Alcohol in Australia society

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Recently, I have found some really interesting article on Australian culture based on drinking issue through the interview of Milton Lewis

The article can be found on -http://www.dulwichcentre.com.au/alcohol-in-australia.html

ently, I have found some really interesting article on Australian culture based on drinking issue through the interview of

There are some really interesting point that I want to share, as there are a changes in alcohol drinking habit among Australia from the past. In the present now, Australia alcohol drinking average are falling which means that young generation nowadays becoming to acknowledged the negative affected of alcohol. However, there are still some group of young adult who think that drinking alcohol is cool, or social pressure where every of their friends are drinkers.

Moreover, in Australian culture there has been a change since the 1960s with the introduction of a wine culture and a move to integrate alcohol with food. To drink in moderation, with food, as part of a pleasurable activity that doesn’t necessarily have the purpose of getting drunk, is a new trend. It may seem pretty basic but this development does seem to have happened with some degree of significance over the last 150 years.

Thus, It does seem that alcohol drinking are a trend but would it necessary for people to drink just to socialized ? there still any other activities that they could experiences in order to have some fun with their friends .. and I wish many drinkers could possibly find some other activities to be socialized other then just drinking alcohol 🙂 ps, stay clean life everyone .. ..

Question time from curious Buddhism .. .

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As I am a Buddism and I would love to shared some of my conversation with the monk in Annandale thai temple in Sydney located in Annandale.

Does Buddhism and Islam are both prohibited in drinking alcohol?

Buddhism and Islam have in common is not drinking alcohol , Christianity not prohibited . (Or, if there are errors, mistaken for this point please help me to makes that correct )

Does drinking alcohol will have a punishment in next life ?

Answer : blame the alcohol , do not wait for the next life . You can see yourself in this matter . It can make the binge eaters in this country go to hell . You will not believe there is a hell after death. I have many people in this country go to hell because of the slavery of alcohol, drugs drunk. That any religion will do . if you do not just believe  just consider from experience you have in the with drinking alcohol. It would be enough to be considered by itself that alcohol effected negative matter in this life and  should not just believe what the Buddha taught .

There are so many people who do not drink alcohol even in Europe, Americas. Christians , not least to stop drinking, because of it patently which are various negative effected which can be seen in the present time from drinking alcohol. However, me as a Buddhism I would say that religious is a part of our life that makes us as a society stay in peaceful environment and the rule of not to drink alcohol will led all buddhism and Muslim going to hell, I would say that it can be true who know? but one thing I know is that hell in this case is a very bad situation that drinker need to faces when drinking alcohol.

So why not non-drinkers would be proud about this ? and stay clean isn’t it good.. . you are not an only one.

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So non-drinkers stand up and be proud :)

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So non-drinkers, be proud to tell people you don’t drink. Remember your reasons for your choice. Small subtle changes to your approach to your social and business life can totally wipe out any issues (relating to your alcohol abstinence). For instance, if you are at a networking event where alcohol is served, instead of feeling uncomfortable, use your non-drinking as a subtle conversation starter, que a designated driver joke or so and off you go. With your social life, ensuring you have a few non-drinker friends in your group means you can easily steer social events to a non-drinking environment.

What reasons do you have for not-drinking? What ‘coping’ techniques do you have? I’d be Interested to hear your reasons and experiences.

Thank you The author Mukhlis Mah (guest post)  is in his third year of a Geochemistry degree  at UNSW and is president of the Islamic Awareness Forum of UNSW (www.iafunsw.org)

Why Muslim dont drink ? ( Part two : Guest Post)

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Great. Now you know the principles that form my reasons for not drinking alcohol. You also might have guessed that the title is in reference to the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, of which all generally hold true to the above points.

 

It is easy to see the societal benefits to sticking to the above. No over- or binge-drinking. No drink driving. No alcohol-fueled violence. No alcohol-related dysfunctional family issues. No issues related to alcohol abuse in Indigenous communities and so on.  The individual benefits are also well known (no liver issues, less carbs etc) but how about the issues that non-drinkers come across? How about the ever-present social consequences of being a non-drinker?

 

Nearly every ‘professional/industry networking session‘ I have been to serves alcohol. Many businesses have a culture of social drinks on Friday arvo. How does a non-drinker deal with this? Should he hide it and play it cool (maybe no-one would notice)? Or should he order apple juice and hope no-one can tell the difference? Should he just tell everyone and risk social rejection?

 

Well that last rhetorical question came loaded with a fallacious premise.  I contend that holding steadfast  to the reasons one doesn’t drink does not result in social rejection. To the contrary, if you reveal you don’t drink, many in Australia will respect you for your self-discipline; as a rule our culture is very tolerate of people’s beliefs and values. This reality becomes much more evident (and appreciated) when compared to other, say East Asian, cultures where drinking is an integral part of conducting business.

Why Muslim dont drink ? (Part one : Guest post)

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Why 1.6 Billion Don’t Drink

 

I don’t drink.

I also appreciate the growing number of my peers who choose not to drink. They come from a variety of backgrounds and have sometimes very different reasons for not drinking but I wanted to share some of my reasons and experiences.

 

In fact, I didn’t put the drink down. I never picked it up. But why? Shouldn’t I at least give it a try? Isn’t a part of being Aussie to watch the footy with a meat pie in one hand and a cold one in the other? The answer lies in my reasons.

 

I am a Muslims, so my decision is grounded in the teachings of Islam. The general rulings relating to alcohol in Islam:

  • Intoxicants are all prohibited (which obviously includes alcohol). Islamic scholars have noted that one of the five fundamental goals of Islamic law is to protect the intellect.
  • The Quran acknowledges there is some benefit to alcohol but contends that the disadvantages far outweighs these benefits
  • Alcohol is banned in all quantities; small or big. This generally includes alcohol in cooking and chocolate.
  • Muslims are forbidden in even purchasing or selling alcohol. Essentially that Islam prohibits alcohol for societal benefit.

 

What if it’s a long-term effect?

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What if it’s a long-term effect?

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) can be used to identify the stage of effects on individual. The table below shows the effects from alcohol consumption according to the BAC. The higher the consumption the harder the recovering gets, as the campaign supporting non-drinkers who are unlikely to get to dead by alcohol.  As a non drinkers always acknowledge the negative effected by drinking alcohol as there are many  activities to replaced drinking alcohol to socialize.

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Non- drinkers might have seen many of their friend get affected by negative result on the table above, however, pressure drinking is such a painful experiences apply for non drinkers. I found the article on the Guardian from the experiences of non drinkers said that

“The first question I get is why don’t I drink? It’s funny how people want me to justify, to explain not drinking. The simple act of swapping wine for orange juice provokes strong reactions in people – derision, suspicion, defensiveness, pity. Sometimes I just say I’m driving, or on antibiotics, to avoid the flak”

Source: http://www.dassa.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=122