Everything that we do is driven by the sheer motive of avoiding pain and gaining pleasure. Alcohol is an addictive substance and it has kick to it. It causes euphoria, a relief that keeps us happy and calm at the same time. There can be many reasons as to why do people drink. But the fundamental question is, why do they start drinking at all? Some common reasons for this could be:
- Psychological stress
How does it affect us?
The effects of having a few drinks can differ from person to person, but often people may not realize just how risky their drinking patterns are, or what that alcohol is doing to them under the hood. Alcohol can cause dizziness, nausea, inability to process information, slow reflexes, poor muscle coordination, etc. It gives the effect of euphoria, which makes the person feel happy. However, the long term effects of excessive alcohol might prove to be adverse. So it can be drawn that although drinking gives temporary relief and pleasure, it might prove to be harmful for one’s psychological and physical health in the long run.
When should we stop?
If you genuinely stay within the healthy drinking limits, you are likely at a low risk for alcohol-related health problems in the long run. This means that consumption up to a certain limit may not harm our body and mind. But when it is felt that the urge to drink is getting out of one’s control, and that the body is unable to function properly without it, that is when a line needs to be drawn.
How to control drinking?
Drinking levels can be bought under check, but it requires determination, will power and moral support. Exercise, yoga, walks, jogging and meditation can help. Apart from this, one can switch to healthier eating habits. Detoxifying your digestive system can do wonders if you are trying to clear your body of all harmful toxins.
Talk to your loved ones can provide a lot of support and moral strength. Still, if you ever feel like you are unable to control yourself, and need to talk to someone, we are right here for you. Feel free to contact Living in Wellbeing whenever you feel the need to.