March 19, 2007

Losing Out Because of Problems With Drinking Alcohol?

Is drinking causing you problems? Have you lost relationships with family members and friends because of problems with drinking? Has your drinking caused your inability to work with co-workers and your boss? You may be losing out because of your drinking.

These are just a few things that can go wrong when drinking becomes a problem. You may think that drinking is not a problem for you but maybe you need to take a closer look at your drinking patterns and the consequences.

If you are married or have a partner, fiancé, or significant other and you have argued because of your drinking, you may have a problem with it.

Have you ever become abusive, either verbally or physically with this person after you have been drinking? Have you or the person left because of your problem with drinking? If so, you may be losing out because of your problems with alcohol.

Let’s look at your relationship with any children you may have. Do you miss spending time with them because you have been drinking?

If they are in school or involved in sports do you attend these events or are you absent because you are at the bar or drinking with a friend?

Have you ever been abusive to your child; said awful things or hurt them physically?

Has there ever been a time when you left a child in your vehicle to run in for a quick drink and then come out a few hours later?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions you are losing out because of problems with drinking and you may also be guilty of child abuse or neglect.

Now we will think about your relationships with other members of your family.

Do you forget special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries?

Have you ever agreed to have dinner or hang out with your parents or a brother or sister and then totally spaced it off because you had been drinking and fell asleep on the couch?

Are any of your relationships affected by your problems with drinking to the point where you are not speaking to one or more of your family members?

Any of these situations mean that you are losing out because of your problems with drinking.

If you have a job and used to get along well with co-workers and that has changed because of your drinking, you may have a problem.

Many times people who have problems with drinking are able to hide them for a very long time.

When it reaches the point where you are arguing constantly with co-workers and can’t get along with your boss and your work is suffering because of your addition to alcohol you may be losing out on many different levels.

For those who are losing out because of problems with drinking it may be time to get some help.
 
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March 15, 2007

Alcohol and Why it’s a Recipe For Disaster

Moderate drinking may not cause any problems but people who drink heavily may have an array of problems. There are many people who have a social drink now and then or enjoy a beer with friends or a glass of wine a few times a week. Most of these folks do not have a problem with alcohol dependence or alcoholism.

On the other hand there are people who are struggling with alcohol additions and this is a situation laden with problems. Some of these problems not only affect the person who is drinking too much but they can affect many others as well.

Sometimes when people drink too much it can begin to ruin relationships. The person who is drinking may lose touch with family members and friends. They may even become estranged because of their drinking.

Alcohol can cause problems between husband and wife and with parents and children, brothers and sisters. Sometimes these problems with alcohol end up costing the drinker his/her marriage or custody of children. Friendships are ruined.


Another ingredient in the alcohol for disaster recipe is a change in income or financial problems. There are people who end up losing their jobs, homes and vehicles. They are not able to make payments owed for utilities, mortgages and credit cards.

People who consume too much alcohol on a regular basis may find that they need an attorney. This is also costly and can even lead to jail time because someone was hurt or killed by the person who was drinking and driving.

Drinking can cause many problems with a person’s health. Liver disease is one health problem that is extremely serious. Alcohol poisoning is another possibility that can be quite serious.

People who consume too much alcohol may begin to exhibit signs of diminshed capacity. Alcohol can effect the way a person thinks and at times will cloud the judgment. People often become unruly and even dangerous after drinking.

People can be hurt or even killed after a bout with alcohol. Many people exhibit a totally different personality after they have been drinking. Children and spouses are sometimes mistreated and abused.

Many recovering alcoholics regret decisions made and actions taken while they were drinking. While it is possible to recover and make peace with the past there are times when alcohol causes too many hurts and things are never the same.

It can be very damaging for children to grow up in a family where one or both of the parents are alcoholics. Sometimes these children have a very hard time forgetting the damage done to themselves and to the family.

Children who grow up with alcoholics are more likely to have problems with alcohol themselves.

Drinking is also detrimental to a person’s feelings about themselves. Alcoholics often feel guilty, angry and/or sad a lot of the time. Sometimes this leads to even more drinking it is a vicious circle and it is hard on everyone involved. Drinking can be a recipe for disaster.

Want to find more information on how to stop drinking then visit http://www.stopdrinkingadvice.org/guide/

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March 13, 2007

Drink Driving Quote

I used to be a drunk driver, and yes, I drank and drove even after my licence was suspended for a DUI. The reason I drove drunk so many times was because it was fun. When a person is drunk they do not have the ability to make a decision based on anything other than "will this be fun or not?" The reason I quit drinking was because I knew I could not stop myself from driving drunk. I gave up my love and passion for alcohol to make the roads safer because I was terrified I was going to kill someone. I don’t miss the alcohol at all, and I don’t miss the feeling every morning waking up thinking I could have killed someone the night before.

Killing someone whether you intend to or not is an antisocial act, drinking is antisocial behavior (even if you are only a so-called ‘social drinker’), so killing people with your car because you are drunk is very antisocial (it’s almost like strapping a bomb to your chest and detonating it in a public place).

Think people who are caught drinking and driving should be thrown in jail until they die, because there is no other way to stop them. I was fortunate to be able to see how my behavior was affecting society and to be able to make the decision to stop (and follow through with it). I have been sober almost a year and the most terrifying thing in my life is driving home from work every night at midnight and being so scared that the person driving toward me in the other lane is hammered that I practically pull over and stop.

 - Charity Haggett

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March 8, 2007

Problems associated with alcohol abuse and addiction

There are approximately 10 million alcoholics in the United States. On top of this staggering figure you can also add 20 million alcohol abusers. Most of these alcohol abusers are teens and college students. Figures show that 2 out of 3 adults use alcohol. It has been determined that over half of all suicides, accidental deaths and homicides are related to alcohol.

More than 10,000 young people were killed and 40,000 more are injured annually in accidents that involve drinking and driving.

As you can see the cost of using alcohol is high and these are just the human costs. Let’s also add the cost of productivity and health expenses that occur because of alcohol addiction and abuse.

Financially these costs are estimated at more than 100 billion dollars per year. The financial costs are also high for those 1 out of 10 people who do seek help for their alcohol problem.

Besides the above costs there are many others that are associated with alcohol abuse and addition.

There are alcohol related automobile tickets and/or accidents. Blackouts can be a serious consequence of drinking. Depression often becomes a problem and relationships are damaged or completely ruined.

People often start drinking at parties or socially from time to time and then may progress to serious and problematic drinking.

There are people who are more at risk when it comes to alcoholism than others. Families who have members who are prone to having problems with alcohol should be especially careful when it comes to drinking.

While it may take years for alcohol to become a problem for some it may only take a fraction of that time for others.

Some signs that alcohol is becoming dangerous are: drinking excessively and often, making excuses for drinking too much, the loss of control and missing days of work because of alcohol.

People may have start drinking earlier and earlier in the day and they may also spend a lot of time drinking alone. The concerns of family members and friends go ignored and the preoccupation with drinking becomes more important than anything else. The person may be drinking and driving often.

When a person drinks too often and too much the alcohol depresses the functioning of the brain.

Some of the first things to become effected are emotions, judgment, and thought processes. When the drinking continues motor control takes a dive and the person experiences slurred speech, poor balance and slower reactions.

The costs of alcohol abuse and addiction are high and many suffer.

If you know someone who has a problem with alcohol abuse or addiction do everything you can to convince the person to get the assistance needed. Do not make excuses for the person or try to change the drinking problem.

Do give the person information about recovery and support groups. Find help and support for yourself if you are close to the person.

There are many problems associated with alcohol abuse and addiction. Add up the costs and see if it is worth it.

Want to find more information on how to stop drinking then visit http://www.stopdrinkingadvice.org/guide/

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March 5, 2007

Drinking Alcohol Destroying Your Life and those Around You?

This is a good question and the first thing that needs to happen is you must decide if you really want to take this step.  Examine the information in these next few paragraphs and decide if maybe the time has come to make some changes.

Can you stop drinking

Has drinking affected your relationships to the point where you realize that you no longer have any stable relationships? 

Has your spouse or partner decided to call it quits or asked you to move out?

Maybe this person has threatened to leave you. 

Do your children know that there is something wrong with the way you act when you have been drinking? 

Are they afraid of you? 

Have you ever hurt them in any way? 

If you are older and have grown children do they avoid you or prefer you not spend time with your grandchildren?

Are you estranged from any members of your family?

Are there relatives that you never see or talk to anymore because of your drinking? 

Can you follow through on your obligations or promises to family members?

Can you stop drinking if you have been having a hard time at work? 

Do you find it hard to concentrate or has the quality of your work been suffering? 

Have you been passed over for a promotion because of your drinking? 

Do you usually spend time drinking after work and find that you seldom have time for any of your coworkers who do not accompany you to the bar?

Is your health suffering because of your drinking? 

Do you often feel really tired but have trouble sleeping?

Are you experiencing problems with depression or anxiety?

Do you often feel angry, sad or guilty and you are not sure why? 

Can you stop drinking if you come to terms with the fact that your drinking is causing health issues?

How is your financial situation?

Do you find that you are sometimes not able to pay your bills or you are behind on payments?

Do you owe attorneys money because of legal problems due to your misuse of alcohol?

Have you stopped and added up all the money you are spending each week because of your alcohol addiction?

Are you having legal problems because of drinking?

Is it possible that you have been drinking and driving and face time in jail? 

Have you injured someone because of drinking and driving?  Have you needed to hire an attorney?

Are you in danger of losing your license?

Will you need to appear in court?

How many times could you have been stopped for drinking and driving? 

Now stop and think about how many times you could have been stopped for traffic violations after drinking and driving but you managed you avoid the police?

Can you stop drinking?  If the above scenarios describe you maybe you should seriously think about doing something about it.

Stop drinking and improve your relationships, your health, your job situation, and your financial and legal problems.

Want to find more information on how to stop drinking then visit http://www.stopdrinkingadvice.org/guide/

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March 1, 2007

Drink Driving This is What Happens

Here’s a very strong video of a young lad who’s just been charged for drink driving. This is what happens and remember it’s not just you that gets involved, there’s also people who have to clean up the mess. So "Don’t Drink and Drive it’s Not Big"


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