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I love to drink and I usually have a blast while doing so. Unfortunately, as of late, I’m starting to think that it’s not such a great idea to drink as heavily as I have in the past, mainly because I don’t just stop when I’m simply “buzzed“. I no longer approach alcohol with awareness (whether I’ve eaten enough, how many shots are too many, how much money I’ve spent, etc.), and end up doing things that may be regrettable. I also think that it’s hard to go out in social environments without drinking, because to be honest, I’m much more funny while intoxicated. This is why I am giving myself a personal goal to not drink any alcoholic beverages for at least 30 days. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is not an attempt to stop drinking for good because, well, I love to drink socially; This will just allow me to be sober (as far as alcohol is concerned) for an extended amount of time and hopefully get back to the occasional drinks now and then.
This goal isn’t just to prove to myself that I can go so many days without drinking, but also a challenge to be more outgoing and extroverted without alcohol. As a young kid, I was always the most outgoing and did what I want, when I wanted, regardless of how people perceived my actions; I’d like to get that back. I don’t fully recognize when I lost this ability to not give a shit, but it’s gone and I dislike that. Hopefully this will encourage me to engage in situations without having something in my system that will encourage me to do so.
Also, the only reason I wrote this article is because writing it down means I really have to follow through. I mean, I don’t have to because no one would know, but it only makes me want to actually carry out my goal. Thank god I’ll still be able to smoke pot
- Something 2 Celebrate (disclose.tv)
- Alcohol, Inhibitions, and Freedom (bangordailynews.com)
- Binge Drinking (alcoholic.org)
- Alcoholism Self-Assessment Test (alcoholic.org)
- The drug that could stop alcohol making you feel drunk – but scientists don’t want to increase people’s tolerance (dailymail.co.uk)
- Scottish Government announces minimum alcohol pricing plan (independent.co.uk)