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Drugs And Alcohol Are Not The Answers To Your Problems

Mar 13, 2008
Using drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. They might make you feel better for a while but sooner or later you will have to face your fears and anxieties. In the meantime, here are some reasons why drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems.

They are dangerous to your health. People die from using drugs and abusing alcohol. They do nothing for your short term or long-term health. Regardless of what you think, drugs and alcohol do nothing but add more problems.

Avoiding your fears and your problems are not the answers. Eventually, you will have no choice but to confront your fears and stresses. Save yourself the time and heartache and confront your problems now rather than later. Do not put off what you can do today.

When you decide to face your fears, you will begin to learn how to manage your fears. As time goes on, you will become better in dealing with your anxieties. With some patience, it will only be a matter of time before you find the answers to your problems.

Get professional help to help you with this process. There are many professionals out there who can assist you in dealing with your stresses. These professionals will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future. There is nothing wrong with asking for assistance and making excuses will not help your situation.

Drugs and alcohol can make your problems even worse. They only add more trouble and make things more complicated. Dealing with your fears is difficult enough. Why would you want to add more problems to what is already there? Be smart and tackle your fears one at a time.

Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make your lonely or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense. Do not take drugs or drink alcohol to get rid of your thoughts. Try to find ways to manage these negative thoughts.

Remember; drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. Get the help you need and learn to deal with your situation are the best ways in managing your fears. Be patient and take things in stride. Eventually, success will follow.
About the Author
Stan Popovich is the author of, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear, an easy to read book that presents a overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com
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