I have a long list of beer-related activities that I am willing to put on this list. The first thing that I notice is the amount of beer I drink each time I step away from the car. (If you need a more specific explanation, let me know.
The next thing I notice is that I am constantly running into people that I know in real life. It’s not like I am some sort of alcoholic walking around a bar or club, or something. It’s just like going to the gym. My body is always responding to the same things, and it’s not something that I am aware of.
Alcoholics are people who are so consumed with the alcohol in their system that they forget how they got to that state. If you find yourself getting drunk, and you don’t remember what happened to you, it’s hard to figure out how to get yourself sober. It’s like when you’re driving and you’re in the middle of a very busy highway and you can’t see anything because the other cars are so close and you can’t read your speedometer.
Yes, I am aware that we need all the help we can get. However, I believe our problem lies with our own poor habits and the fact that we are addicted to alcohol. Like many alcoholics, if we are not careful we become blind to the many things that are causing our addiction.
I wish I could say that I have cured you, but I don’t think I have. I hope I have, though. I hope I have taught you how to turn your life around. By doing so, I know that you will not give up on yourself or on the fact that you are a recovering alcoholic and will make it your life’s mission to become sober.
I know that alcoholics tend to be a lot more open to talking about their habits and to finding a way to change them. You can’t do this and expect to live a normal human life if you are still drinking. So, my advice is to try to find a way to make it worth your while to give up if you can’t. If you can’t change your drinking, you can try to learn to stop it.
In the same way that most people will give up on drinking once they start to stop, it is possible to start to give up on alcoholism once you stop drinking. In my experience, it can take years and years of sobriety for alcoholics to start to feel they can no longer drink. Many alcoholics will go years or even life long sober before they start to realize they can drink alcohol.
It takes real willpower and commitment to give up drinking. But it takes real willpower and commitment to give up drinking, as well. The way to do this is through moderation. If you are drinking every day, you will probably feel more and more pressured to go to the gym, take up a healthy diet, etc. After a time, you might find yourself not wanting to drink at all.
I think that is why I think so many beer sippers do tend to binge drink more often. It’s not that beer is bad for you, it can be just a harmless form of alcohol, but people think it’s better to drink and then not have to worry about it. When we drink and our lives are so hectic, it’s easier to make excuses for why we can’t drink.
I agree that drinking is a social activity that is sometimes unavoidable, but there are certain activities that are just so bad for you, that you may not want to do them at all. You can be honest about it to yourself, but it’s not always obvious to others either. To me, the most obvious example of this is the so-called “beer goggles effect”. People seem to feel that they can tell when someone is drinking from the shape of their head.