28 October 2020
09 October 2020
Drinking is often seen as a way to relax or have fun. We think of celebrating an event or socializing, and our treat at the end of a long day. However, at some point, we realize the fun of drinking has stopped but now you can’t stop – the classic, “I won’t drink tomorrow”, or “I’ll only just have one tonight”.
Alcohol’s addictive nature creates a false sense of belief in the benefits we get from it. It doesn’t matter if you think you feel more relaxed or believe it gives you more confidence, because in reality, too much alcohol creates a worse feeling the day after…and so the cycle starts.
Don’t get me wrong, alcohol in moderation is great, and there are even some health benefits. I am only referring to the “I know I’m drinking too much and I can’t seem to control it”. You even forget how you managed other times without it, but that too is significant – because you did!
All patterns of behaviour are learned by repetitiveness and association. It can start from too much socialising, just one with dinner, or boredom. The good news is that you can learn a new way to control your drinking, and figure out a way to occupy your time in a healthy and more constructive way.
MAIN POINT – I do not want you to have to stop drinking, I want you to have the control back.
We focus on the benefits of having that control. It is basically what you want. To be able to drink but without the constant over indulgencies. We focus on all the benefits you will gain from taking back the control.
Call me. We’ll talk about it. Together we’ll create a positive way forward for you.