Whenever a big problem occurs, itâ€™s vital for an individual to have someone beside them. Someone they can talk to about their problem. But whom do they go to? When there are no family members or friends available, a lot of people will likely settle with the very famous Mr. Alcohol. Donâ€™t you agree? And why do you think this happens?
A lot of people are saying that alcohol could make them forget everything – even for just a short span of time. They also said that alcohol could help them forget the pain, the loneliness and even the problem itself. Itâ€™s definitely not a surprise if a lot of people would agree to this especially for men who rarely show their emotions unlike the women does.
However, people donâ€™t have any idea that every time they set an appointment with Mr. Alcohol, theyâ€™re also setting an appointment with alcohol addiction. The problem with drinking alcohol is that at first itâ€™s just an occasion drink â€“ a small amount – then it will become an ordinary drink and then, the last stage â€“ which is the worst and could lead you to alcohol addiction â€“ is when youâ€™re already dependent on alcohol and couldnâ€™t live a day without drinking. Before this time comes, you need to do something about it.
â€œFreewillâ€ â€“ Use It Wisely
Isnâ€™t it a fact that God created human beings to be the highest form of all living things? With this, it only means that human beings are given the gift to control everything in their lives including making decisions. You have the right to choose whatever you want to do in your life.
Just like what Uncle Ben said in the famous movie, Spiderman, â€œWith great power comes with great responsibility.â€ You have the power of freewill and itâ€™s also your responsibility to decide how to use it.
Know Your Limits
If you think that a small amount of alcohol isnâ€™t harmful, think again. It may be true that occasion drinks canâ€™t be avoided but it doesnâ€™t mean that you could just continue drinking just because your friends tell you. Like what was stated above, you have freewill so youâ€™re free to say no.
Keep in mind that if you wonâ€™t say no to them, in the long run, youâ€™ll be the one whoâ€™ll be suffering the consequences. Addition to this, the larger the amount of alcohol you take the closer you get to suffering from alcohol addiction and itâ€™s definitely something you wouldnâ€™t want to happen. You wouldnâ€™t want to find yourself looking for an addiction treatment or going to any sober living homes near you, right?
Look on the bright side. Every time youâ€™re having a hard time, as soon as possible, think on the bright side. Think of positive thoughts instead of dwelling on the negativity of the situation.
Every situation has both negative and positive sides so whenever you come across a situation when you feel that thereâ€™s nothing you can do, think again and dig deeper. Thereâ€™s always a way. The more positive thoughts you have the lesser negative thoughts you get and the smaller possibility for you to end up having a drink.