Do You Enjoy A Drink? Be Careful
Life certainly does blaze past us at rocket pace. This is a huge factor on our stress levels as, frankly, not many human beings can keep up with what is being asked of us. This pace of life reflects on everything – especially our business and personal lives. We have to do so much! Was it ever like this before? The hustle and bustle of modern life can take its toll, but fortunately, through hobbies and other means – like entertainment, we have plenty of escapes on offer to take up. It is good for the mind that we get away for a little bit.
However, some of the escapes from the stresses and frenetic pace of life can be dangerous – not at first (although some more nefarious and illegal ‘escapes’ can be), but they can certainly take their toll over time. Alcohol is one of these escapes which if not managed can cause damage. Addictive substances, and not just alcohol, but others like nicotine cigarettes and junk food need to always be consumed responsibly and not with reckless abandon. Addictive substances are dangerous for a number of reasons – they can cause a physical and emotional addiction, they can waste your money and if the addiction continues it can ruin your life.
Alcohol addiction is especially dangerous as it is a widely available substance. Alcohol is in a lot of products, from medicine to liquor and beers. It’s barely regulated, and you only need to be over a certain age to acquire it. Restaurants, stores, and bars sell it equally, and it can be quite cheap. This means that any consumption of alcoholic substances needs to be performed responsibly and mindfully, due to its availability and price, it can be all too easy to push yourself one step further and that can create a heavy dependence on the alcohol. The effects of alcohol addiction can be painful, and even when you are on the right path, the effects of alcohol withdrawal can be visible and rather traumatic. This means it can be easy to fall off the wagon and return to alcohol.
Most of the human race enjoys a drink now and then, the key to survival amongst this is to know when enough is enough. If after one drink, you feel like you’ve had enough, then you need to quit while you are ahead. This can be easier said than done, but at least thinking about what you are consuming can help you in the long run. Alcohol can make us happy; it is when we focus on that that we develop addictions. We want alcohol to give us that ‘buzz,’ but as our tolerance towards it builds – that buzz is harder to find. This is addiction. We need to think about our external situations before consuming alcohol. Are we relying on it? If we are relying on it, we need to seek help. There are a variety of sources we can choose to help us on our path away from reliance on alcohol, but all the work has to come from you.
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