THE REASONS WHY I DON’T DRINK ALCOHOL

Alcohol addiction is a disaster of the 21st century. All of us have friends, colleagues, or relatives who suffer from this dangerous illness. Some narrow-minded people think that drinking alcohol is a common thing. It is popular and cool. Usually, this group of people does not think and consider too much. They are “people of a crowd.” This type of people follows everything that is fashionable and popular even if it is extremely dangerous and harmful to their health. It is well known that there are special social movements and communities of people who are against drinking. I do not belong to any of these groups but I support their ideology.  In this blog, I share my thought, ideas, and my opinion regarding different things. Today we are talking about drinking alcohol and as you have guessed from the title of this article, I am going to tell you why I don’t drink any alcohol.

I HIGHLY VALUE MY HELTH

Scientific researches show that there is no single thing that is more harmful to our health than alcohol. Alcohol is a poison that slowly kills our organisms. The main difference between alcohol and other poisons is that alcohol is legalized. Alcohol is a poison that can be sold to you without any receipts and official permission. It is also possible to kill yourself by drinking alcohol. Drinkers destroy themselves very slowly. It may take decades unless you start recognizing some health damages caused by alcohol. Nevertheless, there is a way to kill yourself very quickly by the help of this popular drink. You will die immediately if the level of alcohol in your blood exceeds a particular percentage.   

Here is some official data which describes the harm of alcohol in detail.

Brain:

Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.  

Heart:

Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart, causing problems including:

•    Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of the heart muscle

•    Arrhythmias – Irregular heartbeat

•    Stroke

•    High blood pressure  

Research also shows that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may protect healthy adults from developing coronary heart disease.

Liver:

Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:

•    Steatosis, or fatty liver

•    Alcoholic hepatitis

•    Fibrosis

•    Cirrhosis

Pancreas:

Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion. 

Cancer:

Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:

•    Mouth

•    Esophagus

•    Throat

•    Liver

•    Breast

Immune System:

Drinking too much can deteriorate your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease.  Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink too much.  Drinking a lot on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk.

As you see alcohol damages your whole body. There is no single organ or part of your organism that is not damaged by this poisonous drink. Alcohol kills very slowly. 

The reason why I don’t drink any alcohol is that I am very aware of its harm. I want to remain healthy in order to enjoy my life. I am not a stupid one to waste my money damaging myself.   

I USE DIFFERENT METHODS TO REDUCE MY STRESS LEVEL

If you ask a chronic alcoholic why does he drink alcohol, he will tell you that the main reason is his difficult life situation? Usually, people drink in order to forget about their personal problems and relax. There may be loads of other reasons but this reason is the main. Alcoholics expect their problems to be resolved if they drink more. They deceive themselves because problems still remain until you do not resolve them. The only thing that alcohol gives you when you become drunk is that you forget about your troubles for a short period of time. You may be relaxed when you are drunk. If alcohol is your only way to relax and forget about your problems, you will need to be drunk all the time in order to feel very comfortable. This what exactly every alcoholic does. 

I use different beneficial methods to relax and forget about my problems. Thus, I don’t need alcohol to feel well. Sport is one of the best ways that maintain my good mood. It is absolutely necessary for everyone to befriend with a sport. All of us have different preferences. Therefore we choose a sport that is more appropriate for our type of personality and temperament. I don’t like aggressive types of sports such as box, karate, judo, and others. They can be very harmful. My favorite sports are swimming and bodybuilding. Swimming is really wonderful activity if you want to be healthy. It impacts every area of your body and muscles. The process of swimming is very relaxing. Reading also can be very useful if you want to reduce your stress level. 

Every one of us has stress and some of us even get depressed sometimes. It is very important to choose yourself appropriate methods and tools in order to reduce your stress level and forget about your problems. Do not deceive yourself with such terrible things as smoking, drug addiction, and drinking alcohol. 

I DO NOT WASTE MY MONEY

Alcohol manufacture is a multi-billion business that gives tons of money. Let us calculate how much money is spent on alcoholic drinks. In 2012, American bars, cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs received $23.4 billion in total revenue. It’s predicted to reach $24.35 billion this year, and that doesn’t include the alcohol which is bought from liquor stores. People spend thousands of dollars every year to buy themselves this legal poison. Every drinker could save tons of money if he stops drinking.

There are loads of beneficial things to spend my money on. It takes us lots of effort to make some cash and I think that we should not be so silly to waste this money by poisoning ourselves. If you have some money that you want to get rid of, I may advise you to buy some useful books. Making investments in books is very effective because this type of investment cannot be useless. Investing money in business can be very frustrating because you can easily lose your cash. Books are very cheap and the most important thing is that they contain knowledge. I am sure that paying for something that poisons your body and soul is ridiculous. Only people who disrespect themselves can do it. I am a very self-conscious person. I strive to develop myself physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Alcohol is the most effective thing to stop your development in every field. 

I WANT TO CONTROL MYSELF

One of the most famous features of alcohol is that it lets you lose control over yourself in a very short period of time. Some drinkers fully lose their self-control after a single bottle and others may need more amount of alcohol to get drunk. What does it mean to lose your self-control? That means that you cannot control yourself anymore. So who does control you when you have completely lost your self-control? I can give the answer to this question and I am aware that some of my readers may not agree with my answer. Everyone has his own personal opinion and I will wait for yours with great impatience and anticipation. I am a believer and I believe that Satan controls a drunk person. Look at some statistics and you will find that the majority of worldwide crime is committed by drunk people. It is very easy to do something forbidden when you are drunk. Hence, you may lose your freedom for a long time. Being drunk is extremely dangerous for a drunk person and for people who surround him.

I want to prosper and have a successful life. I need to control myself all the time to reach my ambitions and aims. I should control my emotions and feelings. I need to think much and develop plans for my future and present business projects. Being drunk does not fit my conscious personality.   

I am very happy to be a healthy person. I am not addicted to alcohol and I have no inclinations to drink it. I feel perfect without it and I am not a victim of mass propaganda. I think individually and decide what is beneficial to me. I do not follow dangerous trends.

I wish you good luck in your way to stop drinking and poisoning yourself!

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Written by Bahtiyar
Bahtiyar is a businessman, Internet marketer, blogger, traveler, and the founder of one of the world's most popular blogs Bahtiyar World.