6 Common Sense Tips to Avoid Alcoholism
Our society is soaked in alcohol. So many activities are drenched with it. This can make it tough to cut back, and easy to overdo it.
The good news is, you can take several steps to keep your alcohol consumption in check. Try out the following six simple tips – they’ll help you develop healthy habits and avoid falling into the trap of alcoholism.
- # 1 Don’t Stock It
Some people always have milk on hand; others keep plenty of OJ stocked in the refrigerator. A case of beer became the staple item in Jeff’s fridge…and that made it all-too-easy to drink throughout the evening. And when friends came over, they brought bottles of wine or whiskey (depending on the friend.) They always told him to keep whatever was left at the end of the night. Afterward, Jeff felt obligated to finish everything off over the next few days. The overall result: Jeff drank a great deal more than was healthy for him.Jeff discovered a simple truth: If it’s not in your house, it’s a lot harder to drink it. He started filling his fridge with other drinks – ones that were much better for him. If friends or relatives brought booze to a get-together, he sent the leftovers home with them or he just poured them out (it’s just as wasteful to drink something you don’t need as it is to throw it away.)