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The Reasons For Drinking And The Easy Way To Say No

Jan 23, 2008
People tend to begin drinking for a number of reasons, but the most common one of all is just to socialise. Drinking practise will normally start while at high school or university but for some unknown reason continues on into our adult lives as we surround ourselves by other drinkers, but sadly the real root causes of drinking go much deeper.

Depression and stress can be a large factor in our drinking habits. We drink to forget, to relieve mental anguish, to feel that temporary happiness found in the bottom of a bottle.

For majority of us it just becomes habit forming like drinking a coke in the morning or smoking a cigarette after meals; alcohol intake is just another daily action. Although these habits in moderation can be considered acceptable, it becomes an issue when the frequency of the habit gets out of control.

One of the first signs that something is wrong is when you go out and just can't socialise without first having a drink inside you. Should this be your situation then you might have to consider the daunting possibility that your habit has become an addiction.

When it comes to having to explain to your close friends and family about your decision to stop drinking, it should be quite sufficient to say that you wish to refrain from drinking. The problem is that there are always people in your life where this decision will be more complicated to explain so here are some really good examples of excuses you can use.

I've got to drive later...I have an interview in the morning...I'm on medication...I'm just too full from dinner...My other half will kill me...I've still got some work to do tonight.

Quite honestly the reason you choose is not the issue here, the important factor is remaining firm to your word and not allowing other people to convince you otherwise. If a colleague tries to twist your arm on having just a quick one, just walk away and use your imagination to find something else to do and preferably with people that don't drink to enjoy themselves.
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