by Wine Dharma
The Alcoholic Who Still Drinks – 7 Serious Reasons to Stop
If you’re fully aware that you are truly an alcoholic, you are more than likely already experiencing Blackouts. A Blackout in an alcoholic is a temporary loss of memory due to excessive drinking, though you may be functioning in what seems to be a normal manner. Others around you have no idea when the blackout begins and ends and neither do you. These seven reasons may just be the ticket to quit and start living a better life.
Seven Serious Reasons to Stop Drinking if You Don’t Remember…
How You Got Home? Not knowing how you got home says you don’t even know if you hit something, someone, or even ran over someone on the way. This is very serious because what happens between two destination points is never the same, unexpected situations do come up.
Who You Were With the Night Before? You place yourself in danger when you meet up with groups of strangers you know nothing about. Not only do you place yourself in danger now, but also yours and your partner’s health with those tempting and alluring one-night stands.
Where You Parked Your Car? Your car is a heavy moving piece of equipment that can be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands, and not knowing where you put it is serious business. Your vehicle is a valuable means of transportation. Is it even yours? Do you even care?
What You Actually Did, That You Say Was So Much Fun? You say you had a great time of fun last night, but when you’re asked what you did. You just say it was fun. The fact of the matter is that you don’t remember what you did. You may remember bits and pieces or nothing at all.
When You Arrived Home? Whether it was midnight or two or three in the morning, the concept of time has no meaning. Time is irrelevant and nobody or anything is going to change that. So you go ahead and do whatever it is your doing without any thought or concept of time.
Why You Said What You Did? You don’t even remember how that fight got started that landed you that big fat bleeding lip or horrendous black eye. What you said may have sparked the whole situation to get out of control. You just don’t remember.
What You Did With Your Money? You went our drinking with your whole paycheck cashed or a wad of money, but when you got up the next day you have a few coins and a few ones in your pocket, but where’s the rest of it? You don’t remember you bought drinks for the whole gang.
Blackouts are not to be taken likely, tragic incidents have occurred due to blackouts during a drinking spree. Afterwards it’s often been said, “I wish I could turn back the clock, and that wouldn’t have happened. If I could just …”
If you know you’re an alcoholic and still drinking, it’s to your advantage to seek help and start living a productive life. Self-help groups are available worldwide without having to be admitted to an institution. The most popular self-help group for alcoholics is Alcoholics Anonymous. It is an anonymous group with meetings and locations just about everywhere. Do it for yourself, do it for your health!
Krystalina Soash is a freelance writer specializing in article writing in the self-improvement field and living a fulfilling life. You may visit her at http://writingforyounow.com