“St. Thomas Aquinas was very clear that gluttony is a mortal sin in need of confession, and that means drinking or eating beyond necessity, or otherwise putting the stomach before the Lord.”
“I find that kicking a habit is much easier when my suffering is understood to be potentially redemptive for others, and not just myself.”
It’s one of the seven deadly sins...Drinking like I do is the same thing. I’ll try the beads and offering it up. I’d given up ETOH for years and just went back on it thinking I was cured after so many years. One is never “cured” - I’ve got an addictive personality if there is such a thing...
Be strong. The Lord is with you. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.
**gluttony....Its one of the seven deadly sins.
You are absolutely right.