For as long as I’ve known her, my friend has had a problem with alcohol. She drinks too much, and she hides her drinking from her family. I’m not talking about the occasional glass of wine or margarita on the weekends. I’m talking about regular, excessive drinking that becomes a habit. I’m talking about her hiding her drinking from her friends. And I’m talking about her maintaining a secret relationship with a man she meets while drinking that she doesn’t want her family to know about. If you’ve known my friend, you know that she isn’t just a “moderate” drinker. She’s a heavy drinker. And as someone who has struggled with alcohol addiction in the past, she understands the dangers of being a habitual drinker. But rather than sharing my own personal struggle, she chose to share the experience of her own past. She chose to be a source of support for me, without judging me for my past. She has always been the friend I could go to when I needed advice, and she is the friend I wish I had had when I struggled with my own drinking.
The Ugly Truth About Alcohol
It’s hard to avoid the temptation of drinking when it’s out there everywhere, but you have to be careful. Alcohol is a powerful drug that can result in many health problems. For example, alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes you more likely to make poor decisions like getting into a fight with someone or driving while intoxicated. Additionally, alcohol is linked to an increased risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, and other health issues.
The Best Advice I Ever Got From My Drunkest Friend
As someone who has struggled with alcohol addiction in the past, my friend understands the dangers of being a habitual drinker. But rather than sharing her own personal struggle, she chose to share the experience of her own past. She chose to be a source of support for me, without judging me for my past.
She is the friend I wish I had had when I struggled with my own drinking.
Avoid the Signs of an Addiction
If you feel like you might have a drinking problem, it’s important to tell someone. You don’t want your loved ones to be worried about you when you yourself are not too sure.
There are many signs of an alcohol addiction:
– If a person drinks every day, regardless of their mood
– If a person drinks daily after hours or takes the first drink of the day
– If a person starts drinking more or becomes dependent on alcohol
– When a person starts hiding their drinking from others
Don’t Just Replicate the Behaviour
If you struggle with drinking, don’t just replicate the behaviour of your friend. Take a step back and think about how your relationship with alcohol is affecting your life. If you are still struggling with drinking, seek help. And if you’ve already sought help, think about what advice or support your friends have given you when they were in similar situations. Your friends have experienced the consequences of drinking too much and they care enough to support you and share their experiences in order to help you be successful.
Take Care of Yourself
My friend has always been the first one to tell me that I need to take care of myself. She’s the person who will call me in the morning and wish me a happy birthday before it even rolls around. And she’s the person who will show up at my door with coffee and breakfast in bed for all my special occasions.
When you have friends like this, it can be easy to forget about taking care of yourself too. And when she reminds me of this, I remember that she is not just a friend. She is an expert on addiction and alcoholism, which means that her advice comes from experience. Her words are wise, not just because they come from someone who knows what they are talking about, but because she doesn’t judge me for my past or tell me that I should have known better or taken things differently. Rather than telling me what I should or shouldn’t do, she urges me to do something different.
All of her advice is wrapped up in encouraging me to take care of myself without judgment and share my own story with other people struggling with addiction so they can also feel encouraged and supported without having to go through what I went through alone.
So whether you want someone else to tell you how bad it really is or if you want a person who doesn’t judge you, your friend might be just the person for you.>>END>>
In the end, my friend is very lucky to have a family that loves her and supports her. She is also lucky to have friends like me who care about her. And she is one of the many people who can help you with your drinking problem.