It’s not hard to understand that any of us is at a risk for negative health consequences from drinking. The problem is that the majority of the time, we don’t understand that we are at risk and we don’t change.
I’m not sure if I’ve shared the point of view of most of my students on this one. We’ve all heard that when we put on a pair of earplugs, we won’t hear the words “I love you” out of our ears. It’s simply a matter of fact that when you put on your earplugs, you are either having a conversation or you are not.
The problem is when we dont understand that we are at risk, we dont change. We just sit on the couch and drink. Drinking is like being in charge when your in a cave. You dont have the luxury of thinking about what you are doing. Im not sure if Ive shared the point of view of most of my students on this one. Weve all heard that when we put on a pair of earplugs, we wont hear the words I love you out of our ears.
Thats a pretty fair point. We all have these days where we have the urge to go out and get drunk. I believe that if we would just stop doing that, we could start enjoying life again.
Well, that would be like telling people to put earplugs in their ears. Most people in our society believe that if they put earplugs in their ears they will hear I love you when they turn around and start looking for the person they were talking to. And theres no such thing as a low-risk threshold. It just depends on the severity of the problem.
Unfortunately, the problem is that many people don’t know the difference between the two. Drinking alcohol is a form of negative reinforcement, and is designed to make people feel better, which is the exact opposite of what you want. It isn’t about you feeling good, it’s about you feeling bad. That’s why we need to know the difference between the two.
So, its really up to you what the severity of the problem is. If they don’t know it, then it’s still unsafe to drink, but if they don’t know it then you shouldnt be drinking.
Yes, in my opinion one of the most dangerous things about drinking is that you dont know what you are doing. In fact, if you are a person who drinks regularly, you shouldnt be doing it. Drinking alcohol is like driving a car without knowing how to drive. Your life is dependent on the quality and quantity of your alcohol. If you are drinking alcohol and not at all aware of what you are doing, then you are putting yourself at risk.
The best thing to do when you are drinking is to keep your mind clear. In other words, if you are drinking, at least keep your mind active. Get up, go to the bathroom, write down how much you have drunk, and then go back to sleep. If you are always drinking, you will be drinking more than you know what to do with.
The most important thing you can do is to keep yourself hydrated. The only way to do so is by regularly drinking water. If you are drinking alcohol, then you are putting yourself at risk by not drinking water, and by consuming alcohol at such a high rate that you are drinking the water of life itself.