Dec 23, 2015 – Are you trying to decide if you should stop drinking alcohol? Maybe you’ve already tried a few times to just cut down, and drink more sensibly like other people seem to.
There will be many different factors which contribute to your alcohol consumption, so in order to stop drinking so much, you might need to address some of these.
It may be stress or anxiety, depression or boredom, perhaps social pressure or relationship problems. If you can identify that you often drink alcohol in response to some of these, then your first step is to look for different solutions to these issues.
So how do you stop drinking? The first thing to look at is:
Consider your motivation for stopping
• What are the negative effects of your drinking? Be honest here – look at your relationships, your health, job, self-esteem, depression etc.
• Next, what are the good things you expect to happen when you stop drinking, how will your life be better?
• Finally, what are the negative aspects of quitting? What is putting you off the idea? This is important because you will have to find some way to solve these concerns.
Are you physically dependent on alcohol?
For the sake of safety, if you are drinking all day from the moment you wake up in order to avoid your hangovers, then you will need some sort of medical supervision to help you through the detox. So if you’re drinking this much you should see your doctor before you plan to stop drinking alcohol. If you won’t do that, then you MUST try and cut down a bit before you stop completely.
Drunk Driving Consequences
More and more states are passing Zero Tolerance laws when it comes to dealing with DUIs, (Driving Under the Influence) and the penalties are severe. It is becoming outdated to have a lawyer plead your case and get a reduced sentence.
Many states are now mandating laws that judges must adhere to and impose sentences, even for first offenders that include jail time and lengthy suspension of licenses. Drunk driving consequences are now extremely harsh and judges are getting ever stricter in handing out fines and penalties.
In addition to the fines and penalties imposed by judges, there are other consequences drivers must consider before getting behind the wheel after drinking:
• jail time
• court costs
• loss of job/loss of income
• attorneys fees
• increased insurance rates
• car impound and towing fees
• loss of driving privileges
• cost of drivers education classes
• cost and inconvenience of ignition interlock device installed on car
• community service time
• and the worst consequence of drunk driving is injuring or killing someone
Alcohol’s Effects on the Body
Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:
Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.
Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart, causing problems including:
• Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
• Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
• High blood pressure
• Research also shows that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may protect healthy adults from developing coronary heart disease.
Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:
• Steatosis, or fatty liver
• Alcoholic hepatitis
Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.
Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:
Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease. Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink too much. Drinking a lot on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.
How can Alcohol affect Your Life:
Alcohol and work
The effects of drinking alcohol aren’t just limited to the time when you are drinking it. Hangovers are very common the day after heavy alcohol use, and are associated with a range of negative symptoms such as fatigue, headache, nausea and dizziness, just to name a few. People who go to work with a hangover have a higher risk for injury and poor job performance due to impaired visual and motor skills.
Hangovers have a huge economic impact. Each year, billions of dollars in wages are lost because of missed work and poor job productivity due to hangover symptoms. People who drink at work or come to work drunk or hungover create problems in the workplace due to:
• Increased risk of injury
• Impairment in judgement and memory, leading to poor job performance
• Creating an unsafe environment for co-workers and increasing co-worker workload
These problems could lead to you losing your job.
Alcohol and relationships
Whether you realize it or not, your drinking has impacts on the people around you. Under the effects of alcohol your inhibitions are lower than usual, which could lead to you saying things you wouldn’t normally say. Your emotions also become harder to control, so you may react to something more strongly than you usually would, potentially leading to fights and arguments. Sometimes the impact of alcohol on relationships can be even more serious. Alcohol use has been linked with increased risk of domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, and family breakdown.
• Children whose parents abuse alcohol are more than four times likelier to be neglected, and almost three times more likely to be sexually assaulted than children of parents who don’t abuse alcohol.
• Financial difficulties due to losing a job over alcohol use can cause marital and relationship problems.
• Romantic relationships
• Alcohol is reported to be a factor in close to half of all physical and sexual assaults against women.
• Fights or arguments triggered by drinking can lead to separation or divorce.
Alcohol and the law
There are many ways in which alcohol can lead to you getting in trouble with the law. Some of the most common alcohol-related charges are:
Being drunk and disorderly
This can include drinking in a public place, being drunk or creating a disturbance in a licensed venue, and refusing to leave a licensed venue when asked.
Drinking and driving
Drink driving rules vary from state to state, so it is important to be aware of the limits and penalties that apply to your state.
Offences against the person
Pub brawls, fights and domestic violence can lead to assault charges. In some cases, these can even escalate to manslaughter and homicide.
Theft, robbery, trespassing and property damage can all be caused by alcohol use, particularly due to impaired judgment.
Getting in trouble with the law because of alcohol is not just costly for you; it takes a huge toll on our economy and resources as well. The costs of alcohol-related crime in 2014 were estimated to be $4.7billion, and around 10% of police time is taken up by alcohol-related incidents.
TAKE YOU LIFE BACK, BE IN CONTROL, and KEEP SOBER!
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