I’m not sure why alcohol is something that people even want. I drank a lot of alcohol in my life probably because of the way society looks at it, but it has caused more pain than happiness. I found that even just occasional social drinking is not acceptable for me as well. I would get into this cycle where I would stop drinking for a few weeks, then I would meet up with certain friends and end up having a drink. Fast forward a couple weeks and I’m back to having several drinks a week again. Then I would need to struggle to get out of that drinking cycle again. People should be a lot more clear about what alcohol will do to you:
Alcohol is carcinogenic. It literally causes cancer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_and_cancer 3.6% of all cancer deaths are directly related to alcohol.
Alcohol makes your sleep worse. If you are drinking near sleep time, the quality of your sleep will go down and the likelihood of waking up goes up. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/nutrition/alcohol-and-sleep
Alcohol increases sleep fragmentation during the second half of the night by 94% https://podclips.com/c/yltbNJ?ss=r&ss2=sleephackers&d=2022-04-02
Alcohol ages you faster. https://kingswayrecovery.com/alcohol-and-aging-effects/
Alcohol shrinks your brain. If you rely on your brain for your work, you probably don’t want to drink lots of alcohol. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/this-is-your-brain-on-alcohol-2017071412000
Having a $10 drink at a restaurant is a ripoff. Alcohol wastes money. Water is free, save money and use it for something more useful.
It doesn’t even taste that good. If alcohol does all this to you, is it really serving you and making you happy? Question yourself everyday and it will change your life. I sincerely hope this short note helps you to stop drinking alcohol as it did for me. Go enjoy a nice glass of healthy water instead 🙂