Do you need that daily tipple to start your day and end it too? You can't think straight and start feeling irritable until you've had your daily dose. Are you an addict who depends heavily on alcohol on a regular basis? Find out by answering the following questions:
1. Have you ever fainted after a couple of pegs?
2. Do you have health problems because of alcohol consumption?
3. Have you disregarded your medical problems and gone ahead with drinking?
4. Do you ever get a headache, feel nauseated or get irritated if you have not consumed your daily quota?
5. Have you ever had an argument or a fight with anybody after drinking?
6. Has your family been telling you to give up alcohol?
7. Have you ever felt guilty about consuming too much of alcohol?
If you have answered YES to 3 questions or more, then you definitely need some help.
Understanding the effects of an overdose of alcohol is the first step towards getting over this addiction:
Can lead to various kinds of cancers.
Kidney and liver problems
Alcohol causes birth defects
Leads to a slowdown in your reflexes
Can lead to hepatitis
Alcohol can cause brain damage
It even causes all kinds of digestive and gastric troubles
Too much of alcohol consumption may lead to nervous problems
Alcohol is also known to cause sleep problems
It can even lead to obesity
It makes you lose temper, get angry without any reason and get irritated with people and things
It can lead to depression
It can cause family problems
It can lead to a decreasing work performance
You may find it difficult to concentrate
Can even lead to memory loss
Alcohol makes concentration difficult
So now that you know how even that one peg can affect you are you ready to take the next step?
The next step is to take POSITIVE ACTION towards GIVING UP ALCOHOL
Try to limit the intake and gradually give it up altogether
Whenever you make a drink put less of alcohol and more of the non-alcoholic mixer
Try to take smaller sips
Eat more snacks while drinking as this will help you limit your intake and help it absorb faster too
Whenever you feel like a drink go for a walk or listen to some music or play any game you like
Never drink before or while driving or working
Never drink in front of your family
If it's a case of drowning your sorrows in a mug of beer, find a friend who is willing to listen
Last but the most important thing is to remember that it is your life and you only live once!
So throw that drink away, give up alcohol and take charge of your life.