We all know how the grips of alcoholism can trap us all with so much ease, and it is equally difficult for anyone caught in the trap to get out of it. We all have seen, heard, and read about the lives that got destroyed by this vicious nature of alcoholism. Alcoholism is a common disorder, both physical and mental, in today’s world. No matter how much you try, it is impossible to get rid of this habit. Wherever we see, our eyes will catch at least one unfortunate soul dealing with the menace of alcoholism.
Once you’re unfortunate enough to fall into the traps of alcoholism, everyone will tell you how bad it is and how there’s nothing positive left of your life. However, all you need to hear at this time are the words of encouragement and strength needs to be instilled in you. Only if you wish the people around were more empathetic and less of the selfish, free drama-loaders that they just want to tell you negative words and watch you trickle down the downward spiral. But worry not, if you’re here in the article, there are ways how you can avoid falling victim to this dangerous black hole.
Here we will mention some ways you can use your common sense to not fall in this vicious cycle:
● First and foremost, you need to stop stocking alcohol
Let us deal with it if you really want to avoid falling into the trap of alcoholism, you need to stop stocking up the bottles of liquor in your homes and other personal places. You keep on stocking, and you fall into the urge to drink more and more. Our feeble human mind is always looking for maximum rewards with minimum labour and you should keep the alcohol out of your reach to not be an alcoholic.
● You don’t have to drink for every emotional turmoil that you deal with
Most people tend to find comfort in intoxicating effects of alcohol at every low that have to face in their life. Life is made up of ups and downs and most of the moments are an instant emotional test. But it is not necessary that you have to resort to alcohol to help you get through it. Evry emotional lows will make you take the help of alcohol and you don’t want to be a part of this cycle. That will only make things worse. So, don’t spoil your life with some silly decisions.
● Stop binge drinking at parties
This is one of the most common reasons why some people fall into the habit of alcoholism. We don’t know how we impulsively start binge drinking when we are having parties or a get-together or anything. We keep on repeating drinks and we don’t realize amongst the fun and enthusiasm how we fell for habitual alcoholism.
● The obvious, stop hanging out in the bars
Sometime when you’re meeting a friend after a long time or a bunch of friends decides to meet up and have fun, bars are one of the common places to go. Well, if you think if you have a weak will to stop yourself from heavy binge drinking until the point of waking up with a terrible hangover, it is advisable that you don’t meet up with your friends at the bar. Choose other spots like cafes, restaurants, movies instead. Say No to Bars.
● Keep a watch for your beer belly
Rampant alcoholism can cause widespread harm to your body, and your body going out of shape is one of them. The most common phenomenon of beer-belly is one of the physical effects of alcoholism. Alcohol causes a massive weight gain and if you don’t want your body going through it, you have to keep a watch and stop drinking.
● The last but not the least, stop hanging out with the rampant drinkers
We might be adults with our own minds, but we all know that peer pressure is a real thing. No matter how much you try to avoid, if you’re hanging out with a bunch of people who are into drinking, at one point or the other, you’ll fall for it too. So it’s advisable to choose your circle wisely.
All the above-mentioned ways are simple methods to not fall for the vices. Keep your mind open, but don’t forget the simple logic, that you’re your own hero. Only you can save yourself from this dark hole. Now the choice is yours.