No one was born a drink, and that is a fact that is hard to take especially when one has become addicted to beer. The urge to drink can start out of sheer curiosity. You feel disgusted the first time, and you feel like you won’t want to try it again. But then, there is that thrill that comes with it; you feel more relaxed, your tongue loosens up and you say things you’d not say in normal circumstances. There is that illusion that you’re bold, you feel some power course through you. Yes, beer can do a lot more than we can ever imagine and a lot more than we can hope to control. That is why it is really important to think about it.
Beer is amongst the addictions that are mostly abused by many, especially the poor who cannot afford other expensive drugs. The irony about being alcoholic is that one doesn’t even know he or she is alcoholic. This is the simplest explanation to such ignorance: the drunken man always feels he is in control. The more one drinks, the more one increases one’s tolerance to beer which feeds the illusion that one is normal even under the influence of beer.
If you feel that you are drinking out of a need that is not defined, then you should know it is time to take a critical, a somewhat serious look at your drinking habit. If you find yourself wanting to drink alone, or hiding your drinking habits from friends and loved ones, then you should know something is seriously wrong with your drinking. It is easy to find excuses to drink. As a drunk, you’ll always find reasons to drink. Everything becomes a cause for celebration. But it is worth considering the side effects of beer.
People who drink a lot of beer are prone to diseases. They often look haggard, become easily tired, develop hypertension and can suffer from liver, heart or kidney diseases. Under the influence of alcohol, people do things they regret about. How many have fallen pregnant when they get drunk? How many pick up fights, get into accidents or miss important appointments they live to regret? If you want to quit drinking beer, then it is important that you start by acknowledging that you really have a problem with beer. There is no way out. Understanding why you drink will help you find the appropriate solutions for the addiction. If you think you can’t handle it yourself, then seek the help of a professional.