Like some of you, I have a difficult time knowing when to stop drinking. As someone here in the Boozemusings Community has put it so well “My off switch is broken”. I would add that in my case that off switch is a problem sometimes, not all the time. I have not hit rock bottom
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I drink because I’m happy. I drink because I’m sad, lonely, angry or to reward myself for being sober for a week.
I drink because I want to. I drink when I don’t want to. I drink for no reason and any reason. I drink today because I drank yesterday and want to feel better. But I won’t. I drink alone sneaking bottles into my house so my neighbours won’t see and slip the empties out in the trash for fear the recycling centre staff think I’m a drunk.There’s the irony in it. I drink to feel better but don’t. I drink to escape but remain a prisoner. I drink in celebration and create a tragedy. I revel at night and wallow in the morning.
Are you concerned or even just unhappy about how much or how often you are drinking or how it makes you feel? It doesn’t matter how much or how often you are drinking. That’s ENOUGH.
I’m not sure what the specific statistics are on success rates for those who try to stop drinking but what I’ve seen reported is usually abysmal. It can be a difficult fight but if you’re abusing alcohol, this thing we’re sold as the exiler of life and love, if it’s abusing you, start by making
Regardless of whether studies say alcohol is the problem, or the solution, the question to ask yourself is how does drinking make you feel? We drink for pleasure but sometimes the effect causes more pain than it’s worth. Are you ready for a break ?