As you read this, keep in mind that this was written primarily for those who seek a better understanding of problem drinkers or alcoholics and why they have chosen to go through the ordeal. Here we will learn why people tend to drink alcohol and why alcohol is seemingly so appealing even to those who are suffering from diseases and those already in the process of recovery.
On the contrary, there are also people who could not enjoy the drinking experience as they hate the taste of it or the feeling of getting tipsy. Also, these people do not want to feel out of control. Generally, however, alcoholics have this paradoxical feeling about being out of control.
If you are one of those who belong to this group of people, but you would like to understand how life is for a drinker, then please do read on and find the top reasons common to those who consume alcohol on a regular basis. Also, you may be able to find this resource helpful for a person in recovery. It could be helpful to identify the triggers of an alcohol-related condition. If you have previous knowledge of the prominent reasons why alcoholics drink, you will for sure be able to form a proper relapse prevention plan.
If you have noticed, films made in the recent years try to let people see binge drinking as a funny occurrence rather than an anomaly of behaviors.
To an extent, alcohol jokes may appear funny although if you will look at the ulterior motives in the creation of this cinematic ubiquity about alcoholic behavior, you would discover something different. For example, you may know by now that advertisers play a major role in the movie industry. If you have seen the movie “Transformers,” you would know that it is most likely a GM commercial.
Modern commercials about alcoholic drinks have become more prominent and have seemed that you would not be able to watch any popular show anymore without advertising any brand of liquor or beer. On a similar note, you could always stumble upon a magazine featuring loads of advertisements about beer that seems to beckon you to come and “tap the rocks” or something.
The industry of alcoholic drinks is one with profits of billions of dollars.
Unfortunately, the more the society is made to believe that drinking alcohol is fine, the lesser people will have inhibitions about drinking in more frequency. Thus, we are handed over media’s perception of drinking alcohol as acceptable. As a result, more people drink alcohol more, resulting in what the Anheuser-Busch is all about. As an added negative impact, this perception gives alcoholics plenty of justifications as to why they use alcohol, shielding the reality of their disease.
Do you remember the time when your high school peers pressured you to consume an alcoholic beverage?
Oftentimes, this scenario is taken as one of the reasons that lead to alcohol-related issues. You may have had that dare to have a shot and then another glass at a keg party. While such a scenario only happens out of curiosity, pressure from peers to use alcohol can happen anytime in a person’s life.
The same scenario can happen in the workplace after you and your peers had a rough day at the office. So you all head to the local pub and have a couple of drinks to let off steam. Oftentimes, peer pressure comes in a form of recruitment justifying how horrible a day everyone has had and a drink or two surely would not hurt.
Most of the time, this kind of workmate is able to grab a taker to the bar. Really, this could not at all be different to the peer pressure we get in high school. The young adolescent who wants to get hammered finds success in encouraging his buddy to do the same. This would ultimately save him from feeling like such a loser for getting so drunk. Similarly, your colleague who wanted to let loose drags you into the same activity so that he wouldn’t get the feeling of being a loser for having to drink alone.
In both cases, your peers are just preying upon other’s instinctive desire to please others so he could reach the desired outcome for himself. With a lot of people to influence, your alcoholic friend may just have a lot of opportunities before him to pressure some of his peers also to go out drinking week by week.
A boyfriend, who meets his girlfriend’s peers for the first time, would usually resort to alcohol to gain some courage. If you are going out on a first date, on the other hand, you may feel the need to drink alcohol before as well as during the date to also gain some courage.
So many of those who use alcohol do so to lose their inhibitions and gain that comfortable feeling in situations where they would feel uncomfortable or intimidated.
Alcohol induces this particular effect and is also known for having empathic qualities. It can be a wonderful but temporary so-called social lubricant; regardless of how short-lived. Also, the drinker may show signs of being uninhibited and would resort to inappropriate or obnoxious behaviors that would otherwise embarrass him if he was not drinking.
- Alcohol also features anxiolytic properties and drinkers increase their frequency of use due to the fact that they feel stressed.
- Drinkers would justify that alcohol is able to provide them a temporary illusion of being able to temporarily put stress on hold.
- Drinking alcohol, however, can actually exacerbate stress because rather than dealing with it, the drinker often resorts to running from it.
In the long run, what stressed them out momentarily can continue to grow and become even more stressful for them over time. Alcohol has also been discovered to increase anxiety in drinkers whenever they are not using alcohol.
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- 1 If you have noticed, films made in the recent years try to let people see binge drinking as a funny occurrence rather than an anomaly of behaviors.
- 2 The industry of alcoholic drinks is one with profits of billions of dollars.
- 3 Do you remember the time when your high school peers pressured you to consume an alcoholic beverage?
- 4 So many of those who use alcohol do so to lose their inhibitions and gain that comfortable feeling in situations where they would feel uncomfortable or intimidated.