Is It Time to Reduce Again on Alcohol?

Is It Time to Reduce Again on Alcohol?

December 12, 2022 · 7:00 AM

“Is the room spinning, or is it simply me?”

A number of months in the past I ran throughout a considerate article by Morris van de Camp entitled Love Consuming Much less. It is properly price a learn in case your alcohol consumption is uncontrolled or heading that means.

Alcohol is a two-edged sword. On the one hand it makes life enjoyable and turns strangers into intimate mates in the middle of a night; on the opposite, it makes an individual dysfunctional. Very dysfunctional. Productive time is misplaced, relationships are broken, and well being is harmed.

I can not say that I’ve “struggled” with alcohol within the truest sense. I’ve by no means been arrested for drunk driving, and I’ve had no critical relationship hassle from consuming. All of my consuming has been in an acceptable time and place — however one drink will inevitably result in one other. I would wind up by accident drunk after I actually needed a lightweight buzz. I additionally discovered that when the time got here up after I’d be free to drink, I seemed a bit an excessive amount of ahead to it.

In the event you’re a tippler, that is the time of 12 months to think about a “Dry January.” Chances are you’ll be taught one thing about your self. Be type to your liver — you solely have one.

Steve Parker, M.D

PS: It is also time to determine in your weight reduction program for the brand new 12 months.

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