I am starting to look into becoming a permanent Deacon. I have been in Recovery from Addiction for over 18 years and do not use any chemicals including alcohol. I know that either species of the eucharist is considered whole, the body (bread) or blood (wine), and that it is not necessary to take both when receiving communion. I do not take the wine for obvious reasons. I believe that I am being called.
My question is: Can this keep me from becoming a Deacon?