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Why A Person Drinks Alcohol

Updated on June 25, 2016
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Author of (Love Is Our Law) poetry book, songwriter, firefighter, real estate broker, College Instructor. 3 songs released. Yet to marry.

It Can Make You Double minded


A Weak Will Power and Determination

Think about it. A person will drink alcohol to get away from their reality to engage in having fun and enjoyment instead. A person wants to leave reality or his or her own reality. The mind becomes influenced by the wiles of a devilish nature whether we believe that or not.

If a man gets angry with someone about something he is likely to say, “I need a drink” to relieve himself of the situation. A woman may go out to party alone or with her girlfriends because she’s upset at her boyfriend. The people in both of these scenarios, instead of consuming alcohol needed to deal with the situation soberly for the better decision to be made whether immediately or eventually.

Non-Belief and Disobedience to God's Word

Too many times, we lose the sanity of loved ones due to over consumption of alcohol. Most people do not limit their consumption to one drink or the legal limit. Thousands of lives are lost or injured due to the consumption of it. We need to get to the root of why people turn to it and furthermore, over drink when they do. A person drinks because of taking a wonderfully and naturally made life for granted.

Kidneys Say "No Excessive Drinking of Alcoholic Beverages"


To Escape Reality

There is no real escaping reality through having a drink or drinks because when the effect of drinking wears off the reality is still there and perhaps, worse to the drinker than it was before the drinking. He or she may have a problem accepting self as good or as bad and have a tendency to drink in order to hide or play the reality down around others. However, it is because of a weakness. A change of accepting the good or making a change from the bad needs to be dealt with..

It Allows For Wrongful Desire Thought To Be Normal

To consume alcohol is a devastating thing. It causes family break ups. It causes disparity between doing well and doing evil in many instances. At a get together, after consuming alcohol, a woman suddenly likes the way her friend’s husband or boyfriend looked at her as they socialized during the cocktail hour at the home of a mutual friend. This was perhaps, a situation of lust on the part of the man and the woman after each one having a few drinks.

They Think That They Have Nothing Better To Do

Some people drink because others are drinking. To drink because plenty of alcohol is present and it is free. Others drink because they have a gripe with someone or people. These are not reasons to consume alcohol because; matters may have a tendency to get worse.

It Is Thought To Be a Relaxer

It is also thought to get people in another mood and or to get them outside of self to open up the mind to socializing, dancing or to engage sexual desires. Drinking Alcohol is not the ultimate purpose to relax or relax and enjoy yourself. Have you ever drank the night before then wake up in the morning, regretting what you did or what you said?'

A Person Is Not Happy Within Thyself

A person may not be happy with decisions made in the past and therefore, wants to drink to forget the thought of those things. Drinking will not erase or affect the decisions made. The only thing to excuse those decisions made is to believe that those decisions were to have been best at the time and for the better of oneself today. It is all a matter of looking in the mirror and saying, “I thank God that I am alive. I am blessed. I may not be what I want to be but I am not what I used to be.”

May Not Be An Atheist But Some Believers Share the Same Philosophy

An Atheist does not believe there is a God, does not believe in God or believes there is a God but despises of God. Let me say now that I know of a preacher that used to be an Atheist and there are many former Atheists that transformed into believers of God, preachers and Christians. There are so-called Christians that live like Atheists. They do not keep faith and believe, as they should and they think pessimistically and sometimes act as if God has no purpose for them. They drink, talk and act as if God is not watching over them and as if Jesus Christ did not die to sin for them.

Could Be Hypocritical

I conclude, that one moment he or she is in church tithing and serving. Later, is at a bar or at the casino. Playing roles and having promiscuous relationships.


Lastly But Not Least

A person can drink one oz, one glass of wine or one shot of liquor and call it quits. The point is to have discipline when indulging to drink. For instance, a person may not have any issue but desires to drink to be sociable. That's considered, "drinking sociably." That is how to do it. Drink with oneness because if a person is not used to drinking then one oz, one glass of wine or one shot of hard liquor should be enough for anyone to maintain sanity and feel tipsy good. Don't damage a wonderfully made mind and body system put together by our Supreme Being.


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  • FlourishAnyway profile image


    3 years ago from USA

    Never been a drinker myself but can definitely spot them in social situations, even without the booze in their hands. They may think they blend in unnoticed; they don't. Too much of anything can lead people to dark, dark places, and alcohol is no exception -- ill health and problems with the law, family/relationships and finances.

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    C E Clark 

    3 years ago from North Texas

    When I first married, my husband was one to like to party. I would sometimes drink with him, not to change reality or drown it out, just to get along. One week we were both drunk every single day of the week and I thought about that. Waking up drunk isn't my cup of tea. I told my husband then that we weren't going to do that anymore. It was a waste of our lives.

    It wasn't long after that I was thinking about that activity and wondering why I was doing it. Yes, to get along and to fit in to some degree, but I didn't like it. I'm a control freak and we don't usually lie being drunk or high because then we're not in control. ;) Well, I decided that I was going to treat alcohol the same way I treated other things I didn't like. I wasn't going to do it anymore, and I haven't. Since I never liked it to start with, I never missed it.

    I don't drink alcohol, coffee, or soda pop. All because I don't like them. Why must I conform to other people's preferences? I don't require them to live their lives to my liking. If any of these beverages are a requirement of friendship I'm afraid they're going to be deal breakers because I see no reason to do things that serve no purpose when I don't like them.

    Some things must be done whether we like it or not, but drinking these beverages is not among them. I agree that some people use alcohol as a form of escape, but I don't think it's true of everyone. I have never understood how getting drunk helps a bad situation, yet a lot of people do just that if they lose their job or their girl/boyfriend, etc. How does drinking, and especially getting drunk, help?

    Interesting and thought provoking article. Glad to see you again! Hope all's well with you and your family . . .

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    Mel Carriere 

    3 years ago from San Diego California

    Most of us have a drink or two and it doesn't become self destructive. Personally, I am happy I have a wife who keeps a stern eye on me when I am having a beer or two, because I like beer way too much and if not for her I might have a tendency to overdo it. Great hub.

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    Catherine Giordano 

    3 years ago from Orlando Florida

    I used to drink alcohol because it was fun. But I know I was trying to escape too. However, I always knew when to stop so I never had a hangover or a blackout or anything like that. Now I hardly ever drink anymore.

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    Al Wordlaw 

    3 years ago from Chicago

    Oh no peachpurple, you don't drink because you were dumped by your boyfriend...

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    3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    once i drank a lot of beer because i was rejected and dumped by my bf. It was a bad taste of beer, carbonated drink with grass!

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    Melissa Reese Etheridge 

    3 years ago from Tennessee, United States

    As someone who guzzles wine like $2 hooch, you are right on. 49 days sober.

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    3 years ago

    LOL, no, not LOL, no, not yankess psaire the Lord! But you do always add the garlic, we just do it in this step. We can coung to three for sure! Thanks for watching.

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    Al Wordlaw 

    3 years ago from Chicago

    I want to thank you for your sincere comments:

    @Jackie Lynnley, @Jodah, @Besarien, @MsDora, @Divika, @ChitrangadaSharan, @AudreyHowitt and @Dana Tate. Your responses were so meaningful and appreciated.

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    Dana Tate 

    3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

    Most people who drink on a continual basis are trying to hide behind problems. I knew someone who would look down on everyone who drank. The surprising thing was once they became overwhelmed by their problems they did the same thing.

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    Audrey Howitt 

    3 years ago from California

    Great time of year to read this! Take care and be well!

  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    3 years ago from Chicago

    peachpurple, don't hate the drinkers but hate the fact that they drink alcohol. They can be loving people by nature but once they hit the bottle, I agree that they mostly talk rubbish as you said.

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    3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    i hate alcohol drinkers, they talk rubbish

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    Dianna Mendez 

    3 years ago

    It is such a hard addiction to break for so many people. Your reasons are right on and I hope it helps people to know how to deal with their problem. Blessings!

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    3 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Nice hub with an important message.

    Consuming alcohol is no solution to an issue which might be disturbing. There are many ways to get rid of addiction and family support is very important.

    Thanks for sharing this useful hub. Voted up!

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    Devika Primić 

    4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    People who drink to escape their issues are only worsening their life situations. There is a limit and a control to drinking alcohol. An addiction well that too is a problem for those who have different minds.

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    Dora Weithers 

    4 years ago from The Caribbean

    Timely message (I intended to say). I tried to edit my first comment but couldn't.

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    Dora Weithers 

    4 years ago from The Caribbean

    "When the affect of drinking wears off the reality is still there." When will they ever learn? Thanks, Word for sharing your insights on this topic. A very time message which I hope the alcohol lover will heed.

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    4 years ago

    For people with addiction problems anything can become one- alcohol, sex, gambling, drugs, work, exercise, hoarding, shopping, eating, dieting, and even drinking water. You would not blame food or exercise for those addicted to them. Nor would you advocate that food and exercise be avoided by all people because some have problems doing them in moderation.

    The world will never be absent of temptations. Each of us has the strength to navigate them safely. We also have the responsibility to do so. When we fail we can't blame our temptation. Without temptation, there is no free will. Very thought-provoking hub!

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    John Hansen 

    4 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Alcohol is a drug word and should be treated as one. It causes death, marriage break-ups, depression and other psychological disorders etc. I drink occasionally to be social but that is like one beer per month. I have a carton of beer in my cupboard which has lasted me a year. Maybe my wife and I will share a bottle of wine on our anniversary, but that's it. Good timely hub.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    You have given many reasons word; and drink can be like a drug or worse to many. They burn out their minds and their liver. Great time of year for warning. ^+


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