To Drink or Not to Drink – An Alcohol Awareness Dialogue

To Drink or Not to Drink Hamlet Statue

Did you know that the harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men? So I was wondering, Do I have a problem with alcohol?

“I rebel; therefore I exist.”

― Albert Camus

A friendly conversation with existential observations : To Drink or Not to Drink
Me: “I can take it or leave it”
Pat: “Yes, but have you ever left it?”
M: “Well, no… I like it”
P: “Have you ever wondered if it is damaging your body and brain?”
M: “Not really, everybody I know drinks as much as I do, most of them drink more”
P: “How many alcohol units are in a pint of your favorite DIPA, Hopslam?”
M: “If I drink it out of a pint glass… one.”
P: “Nope… 3.2… if you drink 2 of them.. it’s more than a six-pack”
M: “Wow, no way …. are you trying to be a killjoy? I love my Hopslam!”
P: No I just care about you, you’re my brother… what is the safe weekly limit on alcohol units for a man according to the CDC?
M: 50?
P: No, 14 per week and never more than 5 in one day.
M: Killjoy.
P: Do you know how many people die from alcohol each year?
M: No, maybe 1000?
P: About 100,000/year in the US and 3.0 million worldwide.
M: No way, that’s how many have died worldwide of COVID in the world in a year.
P: I know here is a link you might want to look at… Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men

M: Thanks Pat, I’m going to give this a closer look… I just wasn’t aware.

“Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.”

Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Human Emotions

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Have you ever asked yourself the question To Drink or Not to Drink? If you ever wonder if you have a problem with alcohol, or if you ever considered taking a break from the booze just to see how different your life might be – come chat with us a bit and see where it takes you – BOOM Rethink the Drink – Here are some thoughts from members of our community :

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“Life has no meaning a priori… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.”

 Jean-Paul Sartre

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2 responses to “To Drink or Not to Drink – An Alcohol Awareness Dialogue”

  1. A really good and profound post. Most of us are shocked when presented with the real # of units we drink/drank. Then there’s the effect on our families, friends, employers/employees and the local community. I’ve seen too many killed, or severely injured by booze. Best converted to something we can use to fuel our cars…..

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