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Drinking Alcohol in Moderation

Updated on September 2, 2010

Can you control your alcohol intake? Do you have to willpower to stop when you feel you have had enough? Can you say the words "I had enough or just NO more"?

These are a couple of questions I asked myself when I decided to quit drinking alcohol. the first two question were a definite No, I didn't have the control or the willpower to stop. It seemed to me I never had enough alcohol. Drinking one or two beers just didn't cut it for me.

Drinking alcohol in moderation was not my style and besides that, I could not do it.

There are so many people that just can't say the words, NO more, I have had enough. It's like, if we stop drinking alcohol and partying with our friends we might miss out on something. Yeah the only thing we miss out on is being stoned drunk and most likely sick the next morning or maybe during your evening of partying.

Being an alcoholic, one or two drinks is just an appetizer to the start of a fun filled night of boozing.

For me, after that first beer was drank, it was all over for me and I drank one after another till they were gone and if that was still not enough I would get someone to buy more, which was not a happy moment when asking for that favor.

I'm sure you know what words were said to me. "What, you want more, haven't you had enough"? Oh, I have heard that many of time in the days of my drinking alcohol.

I thought to myself, if I can not have a couple of beers and walk away, then what people have told me must be true. I was an alcoholic and I was in denial about that for many of years.

It comes a time in ones life that a little light bulb lights up in your head, and you just wonder to yourself, what in the heck am I doing to myself?  I can't be this weak of a person to have alcohol run my life.

When I think about this now, it sickens me to know that my demons ran and almost ruined my life and all the dreams and goals I had thought about before my drinking days began.

I am not downing drinking if you do it in moderation, but I am downing it if you can not control yourself and know how much is too much. This is what I have a problem with because I was one of those people. (No Control, No Willpower).

I loved drinking beer and over time it shows on an individual by weight gain, appearance, overall looking like crap so to speak.

One of the things that convinced me was by looking in a mirror and you know that mirrors do not lie, nor do pictures.  So, when you see yourself looking as a different person that you thought you knew it is time to reevaluate your life.

 

 

So, the bottom line here is that yes, go out with your friends and have a good time, but just remember to drink responsibly and know your limits.

Everyone can have a good time even though your are not plastered with alcohol. Don't try to keep up with your peers that are really over doing the drinking.

Learn to say that you have had enough and just say No More for me. You will thank yourself in the end believe me.

STAY HEALTHY, STAY SOBER AND PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Marlene Thanks for your comment and to answer your question, I have not touched ONE DROP of any alcohol. I can go to bars or restaurants to eat with family, and they have bars. The urge is not there at all Marlene. I just watch those at the bar and remember those horrible days I sat there for hours. I watch those drinking getting drunker and drunker and just shake my head. My daughter got married in May and although I bought all the alcohol for the wedding I had not one drop. Coffee and water only, so I am doing very well and no temptations or any urges at all.

      Mark xo

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      lovedoctor926 

      5 years ago

      Drinking socially or in moderation is the key. Looking at yourself in the mirror and realizing that you don't look the same way you did is a good motivator. I have a question for you. Have you ever drank a beer or alcoholic drink after you gave it up? I mean socially. Great series. Doc/ Marlene

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Jenny - Thank you for reading and your comment. Stop by and read more anytime.

      Mark

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      jenny 

      5 years ago

      totally agree! good article

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      8 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Hi indianblues, Thank for the comment. I know that if I took one drink it would be over and off to the races again with the drinking. With many people they just can't have one. The taste of that first drink will give the urge for more so they would be better off having none at all in my opinion

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Good topic the clean life; However, do you think that the limited drink will allow one to limit taking it further? I feel if we take even little for the sake of friends or party - the rest will be handled by the part which reached our stomach!

      Thank you for sharing this good topic and making people alert over drinks and finally - working against drinking!

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