Alcohol

Alcohol today has become a tradition which most people have to follow. When it comes to high class parties, various family occasions, friends gathering or any such get-together, alcohol is an integral part of these gatherings and almost everyone consumes it in some quantity. Those who have some sense consume less alcohol while those who have least sense consume only alcohol, no water!

For most of the people around you, drinking is part of their culture and it is that habit which they have to follow as their parents and grandparents used to follow that in past. Moderate drinking might not cause any problems as your body will bring itself back to normal state before the other dose comes in but regular drinking (and that too in high quantities) can adversely affect the internal organs of the person's body.

Alcohol helps a person to relax and makes it very easy for him to open his brain up. If someone is shy then alcohol can actually will help him to open up in front of others. But as we all know, its negative effects are that the person can get half unconscious. This may result in problems like unable to concentrate while operating some machinery, driving a vehicle, and this highly affects his decision making ability.

Too much of alcohol can create problems while speaking (tongue starts to slip), while walking (it decreases your concentrating power so you aren't able to walk properly), and may create problems which the person might regret when he comes back to his normal sense. Too much of drinking can lead you totally unconscious. You might even find it difficult to remember what actually happened the other day.

Suicide and harming their own self is very common in people who have drinking habit and we very well know that people suffering from depressions also can move on to commit such acts. Whatever be the reason, depression and drinking problem seem to give a jump to each other and hence adversely affects the patient.

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There's a saying that goes, "All misery derives from the inability to sit in a quiet room alone." For most of my life I could really relate to that. I did not love who I was or the way I was living my life. I did not know it at the time, but I had very low self-esteem and was disappointment with myself most of the time. Although you wouldn't have guess it by looking at me. I was a fun loving, optimistic, "life of the party," kind of guy. Yet that was on the outside, and for the majority of my life, I confused what was going on with the outside with my insides. Inside I was dying and didn't even realize it.

I started drinking heavily in college. After my second year in college I would say I was drinking almost every night of the week. If I wasn't drinking, then I was definitely thinking about not drinking. It was then that someone first mentioned they felt I had a drinking problem. I would consistently show up late to work smelling like beer. I would shrug it off and just starting being more careful about who I got close to at work in the mornings. It was at this time I first started having depressive thoughts about myself.

I remember being late to work, yet again! And thinking to myself, "I should just run my car off the road... if I hurt myself, then I would have a real reason to be late for work." Eventually I got bored with that job (which oddly enough, a few years prior, was my dream job). I moved to a different city and got a job in an industry where drinking and the party life is more normal and acceptable. I always thought it was a career choice, that I was made for that career. I know now it was a choice the disease of alcoholism made for me. It would be many many years later before I finally succumbed to the disease of alcoholism and got help.

Depression from alcohol is something I only know about as it pertains to how I felt about myself and the life I was living. Although I denied it to others and to myself, deep down inside I knew the way I was living was wrong. I didn't even realize how much I knew that until years later and a lot of hard work in recovery and learning about my alcohol depression. The fact is, the more I drank, the more I realize how weak I must have been for not being able to simply stop. The more depressed I felt, the more I drank. It was an endless cycle. Until the pain simply got too bad and suicide seemed like the only option. I thank God today I did not follow through with a permanent solution to a temporary problem like my depression from alcoholism. You can learn more about alcoholism and depression at About Alcoholism Depression.

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