5 Reasons My First Attempt at Quitting Drinking Failed
‘Party hard and drink harder’ is the universally accepted motto of the pub hopping social butterflies. But they always decide not to get so drunk the next day when the hangover hits them hard on their bodies. Innumerable glasses of water and multiple rounds of lemonades too fail to create the magic of getting them ready for yet another round of partying. ‘A weekend without a drink is a weekend wasted’ is what the ‘Party Gurus’ exclaim with their party pals. But a sloshy morning and a gloomy mood call for something effective. Effective like Bloody Mary.
Sometimes, when it comes to alcoholic beverages, you crave something that’s a little lighter than a lager, ale, or cider ("hard cider," if you’re American). Thankfully, that’s where spirits come in. Either drink them neat like a little daredevil, or mix them with your favourite soft drink ("soda," if you’re American), and they’re perfect on a night out, with a meal, or just when you’re relaxing at home. So what does your favourite spirit tell you about what you’re like as a person? Let’s find out.
Well, well, well... you're back.
It’s now over 5 weeks since I last allowed alcohol to pass between my lips.
What is a Pisco Sour? Oh, you don’t know? Then, sir, or madam, I envy you. Because your first experience with the world’s greatest cocktail is still in your future, while mine is in the distant and ever more opaque past.
Regardless of how much we drink, alcohol can inevitably have some undesirable effects on our bodies. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to going alcohol-free.
Hi, my name is Marc and I am an alcoholic. I have said those words literally thousands of times throughout the years. Although I have been sober for 23 years, I still go to self-help meetings to address my alcoholism. I know they give me the strength and spirituality I need to stay sober. Over the years I have come to learn there are three main components needed to stay sober. They are honesty, motivation and support, but the most vital one needed to get and remain sober is honesty.
I guess the best way to start this is just to dive right in.
If you are married to an alcoholic, then there is no need for me to tell you the living hell you are put through every day of your life. There is always someone out there who has what they believe are great words of wisdom and advice to offer you.
Alcohol was an exhilarating part of my life for several years—as it is for a lot of people. Gin and tonic were my go-tos, and it was my way to relax at the end of a long, stressful day. It also gave me a way to socialize with others, have fun on the weekends, and let loose a little bit.