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Solving Problems with Alcohol the Right Way

Alcohol is not the answer.

Alcohol: Burden or Bonus?

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Like anything else, too much of something may be a bad thing. Drinking alcohol isn’t, in itself, bad, but if it becomes a priority rather than a bonus, you may have an issue.

My advice is to keep your drinking habit in check. Like everything else, this takes conscious reflection. If your drinking causes problems in your life or those around you, then you have a problem.

If you’re honest with your reflection and refuse to make excuses, then you should be able to decide your plan of action. When do you drink the most? Where are you when you make mistakes that are causing problems? If your answer is with a certain person, at a certain place or when you’re in a certain mindset, then the logical thing to do is figure out what other actions you can do to to offset this habit.

In other words if you drink when you’re depressed or insecure, decide to go exercise instead of having a beer. If you drink when you hang out with a certain person, then be intentional with other relationships. If you get into trouble when you go to a certain bar, avoid that bar.

Obviously, this is hard to do. You drink because it’s social, fun and relaxing. The problem is relying on drinking to be social, fun and relaxed. If you don’t have these qualities in life without alcohol, then something about your life needs to change. Focus on other ways to bring these factors, and bring alcohol into the bonus category rather than the focus.

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How to Deal With Alcoholism after Realizing the Problem

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

A glass of wine a day may have its benefits, but if you feel your drinking is getting out of control, then you probably need to seek help

A glass of wine a day may have its benefits, but if
you feel your drinking is getting out of control, then
you probably need to seek help

It may have started out as an occasional drink after work. Then it was every night. And now you find you can’t control it any more. Realizing you have a problem, as they say, is indeed the first step in dealing with an addiction.

Alcoholism is a disease. It can tear families apart, or cause you to lose a life-long career. Some people, unfortunately, may have to hit rock bottom before even realizing they’re out of control.

No matter what stage of alcoholic you are, you can find help. There are groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, where you can go and discuss your problem. They will provide you with support if you truly want to quit drinking and stay sober.

If your addiction is more advanced, you may need to seek personal counseling or check into a rehabilitation facility. You will need to get to the deeper root of your problem, and figure out what was causing you to abuse alcohol in the first place. Once you know why you drink, you can work on fixing it in a positive way.

Through changing your way of thinking and your self-destructive actions, you can get your life back on track. The main component in your finding a cure is the desire to get better.

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