Why do people drink alcohol?
Hundreds of studies have shown that alcohol have destructive short term and long term effects yet some people drink excessively without minding any of these harmful effects.
If you made a survey to know why people drink then most likley you will come up with some reasons that seem logical but upon knowing a bit more about psychology you will discover that most people aren’t actually awareof the real reason that forces them to drink.
A person might believe that he is drinking because of one reason while in reality he would be doing it for a complete different reason that he is not aware of. In this article i will explore with you some of these unconscious reasons that motivate peopleto drink even after they know that alcohol can be deadly.
Why do people drink alcohol
1) Mood regulation:For the first instance mood regulation might not sound like a bad idea. After all if someone can drink to improve his moodthen why not do it? In fact if you need mood regulation then there must be something completely wrong with your mood. In such a case you are using alcohol to escape from the state you barley tolerate to a state that makes you feel better. Some people drink to have more courageto approach others, do you know what does this really mean? It means that they are cowards who just need anything to help them become brave. The problem in such a case is not with alcohol itself but its with the horrible state those people are in when they are sober
*.2) To let others see them differently:The Tomboywho hates the fact that men are more likley to take risks might start drinking just to prove to the world that she can be as careless as a man. The guy who desperately wants to appeal to women might start drinking to seem more like a bad boy(the typical type of man who attracts women). This guy isn’t aware of the fact that Alcohol reduces testosterone productionand makes him more of a feminine man than a bad boy. In other words, many people drink to create a new identity and to force others to see them in a new way
*.3) To prove something & protect their beliefs:Some people drink to prove something to themselves or to the world. Some people might want to appear happierin the presence of others, Some might want to appear more social while a third group might want to prove that alcohol is actually a good thing. An atheist might start drinking just to prove to the world that drinking is a good thing or in other words, he just wants to prove that religions are wrong. Many people get involved in bad habitsjust to prove something to themselves or to others while believing that they are doing them for completely different reasons
I hope you find a better option than drinking, find your solution within your self and save the bottles,,
julius… if you like, call me Kingsley
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