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Drinking Alcohol in Moderation
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!