We all have had a drink , some of us a few , and some many , so many they can't recall how many!
Alcohol is fun way to socialise , break the ice with friends companions or can be enjoyed in many different ways , reasons or occasions !!
But what if you loose control over your drinking habits ? You look for it as the only way to socialise , the need sets in , not the want to appreciate a good glass of wine , you can't even notice it because you have made it your routine ! Your entourage of so called friends gets smaller and people start avoiding you as they see you escape into a different person after a few drinks to many ! Things you abuse in life have a Wiked way of abusing you back ! Beware this doesn't happen over night of course .
And there is many reason with age that control over drinking gets out of hands . One is often linked to depression
There seems to be some debate over whether alcohol causes depression or people who suffer from depression begin drinking. I myself have often debated the question, does alcohol cause depression? The answer can often depend on who you’re talking too. People often get confused whether they drink because they’re depressed or they’re depressed because they drink. As a former heavy drinker who suffered from depression(personal life) I can say from my experience, that both are true. I would drink because I felt depressive feelings, and would feel depressed as a result of my drinking. It has been my experience that both of these ideas or theories have some merit. I often told myself that I drank because I simply didn’t have anything better to do… I’m not sure if that’s totally true. I guess it is, if hanging out with me is considered “nothing better.”
Alcohol is a known depressant so it’s no wonder it causes depression. That’s a “no brainer.” But for me, it wasn’t always that way. I am not an authority on alcoholism or depression, so if you’re looking for medical facts or statistics on the correlation between alcohol and depression, you won’t find it here. What you will find is my real life experience and how alcohol depression manifested itself in my life and how they relate to each from that perspective. I would encourage anyone who feels they are depressed and drinking or drinking and depressed, to read through my experiences and look for the similarities and not the differences.I know that to be true from my inner core. Dealing with and accepting that is a whole different topic, What I share here is how I believe alcohol depression manifested itself in life. I have many temptations in my place ! Hard booze , wines , beers , liquors ! But have totally got back under control my drinking habits , start it this way !!
Don't drink alone
Don't drink as a routine
Avoid bars where the only Center of interest is drink
Match food with you drink ( wine and dine )
Avoid strait hard liquor , mix it so to drink it slower
Drink with positive people (a sad story is depressing )
Be sure to have alternative non alcoholic beverage in fridge
The last is keep your self busy if loneliness brings you to escape into drink !! We all have a hidden talent or hobby and nobody was ever born with alcoholism as one!!!
You control your life ! Not a bottle ,so always remember if people comment about your drinking habits don't be offended , they could be a valid reason for you to react in a positive way !i still appreciate a good drink with friends and of course some yummy food but
Today I realize that inner-peace and happiness, which I believe to be the opposite of depression, is a by product of right living. Today I live each day to be the best I can be, and that brings me overwhelming happiness. Since I have given up on every one else’s version of happiness, I have moved on with my life and share my passion for hospitality. I am successful today beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
Written by Nicholas Anderson may 10 2015 , we only have a few chances in life .... It's all up to use to react and change for the best