Alcohol Abuse by Talena

Alcohol Abuse
I am constantly seeing and hearing people brag about how drunk they’ve got or how much they’ve drunk like it’s something to be proud of, well I have news for you Abusing Alcohol is nothing to be proud of. Then you get the people who encourage this behaviour in others, when, maybe we as their friends, brothers and sisters, should be doing everything we can to help them with this problem and actually be telling them to pull their head in. Being a drunk is no better than being a drug addict. As White Nationalist who supposedly strive to be better than others, this behaviour should not be tolerated, and I personally find it appalling that not only is it happening but it is being encouraged. Those that have been involved in the movement for a long time and who are looked up to, should be acting as an example to the youngsters/newcomers.
Abusing any drug including alcohol will not only harm the body but also that person’s spirit. While drinking may be a part of our heritage/culture, Alcoholism is a cultural disease. There is nothing wrong with using alcohol but please try not to abuse it, drinking yourself into a stupor is not something that should ever be a regular habit. The easiest target is one that’s hammered. Remember self-discipline is the mark of a higher man.
Alcohol abuse is characterised by the uncontrolled consumption and need for it even though the person who is abusing it knows that it is negatively impacting his/her life in many ways. It is important to be able to spot the warning signs of alcoholism so you will be able to help a person who is going down the road of alcoholism. When you start seeing a person introduce alcohol into more of their activities then this may be a warning sign that they could be or could become an alcoholic.
Drinking is woven into the fabric of many societies – sharing a bottle of wine over a meal, going out for drinks with friends, celebrating special occasions with champagne. But because alcohol is such a common, popular element in many activities, it can be hard to see when your drinking has crossed the line from moderate or social use to problem drinking.
If you consume alcohol simply to feel good, or to avoid feeling bad, your drinking could become problematic. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up on you, so it’s important to be aware of the warning signs and take steps to cut back if you recognise them. Understanding the problem is the first step to overcoming it.
Since drinking is so common in many cultures, especially the Skinhead culture, and the effects vary so widely from person to person, it’s not always easy to figure out where the line is between social drinking and problem drinking. The bottom line is how alcohol affects you. If your drinking is causing problems in your life, you have a drinking problem.
Denial is one of the biggest obstacles to getting help for alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The desire to drink is so strong that the mind finds many ways to rationalize drinking, even when the consequences are obvious. By keeping you from looking honestly at your behaviour and its negative effects, denial also exacerbates alcohol related problems with work, finances and relationships.

If you’re ready to admit you have a drinking problem, you’ve already taken the first step. It takes tremendous strength and courage to face alcohol abuse and alcoholism head on. Reaching out for support is the second step.
You cannot force someone you love to stop abusing alcohol. As much as you may want to, and as hard as it is to watch, you cannot make someone stop drinking. The choice is up to them.
Common signs and symptom of alcohol abuse include:
  • · Repeatedly neglecting your responsibilities at home, work, or school because of your drinking. For example, performing poorly at work, or unable to hold a job, flunking classes, neglecting your children, or skipping out on commitments because you are hung over
  • · Using alcohol in situations where it’s physically dangerous, such as drinking and driving, operating machinery while intoxicated, or mixing alcohol with prescription medication against doctor’s orders
  • · Experiencing repeated legal problems on account of your drinking. For example, getting arrested for driving under the influence or for drunk and disorderly conduct.
  • · Continuing to drink even though your alcohol use is causing problems in your relationships. Getting drunk with your buddies, for example, even though you know your partner will be very upset, or fighting with your family because they dislike how you act when you drink. Lying to others or hide your drinking habits. Having friends or family members who are worried about your drinking
  • · Drinking as a way to relax or de-stress. Many drinking problems start when people use alcohol to self soothe and relieve stress. Getting drunk after every stressful day, for example, or reaching for a bottle every time you have an argument with your spouse or boss
  • · Blacking out, or forgetting what you did while you were drinking
  • · If you find yourself sitting at home by yourself and getting hammered than yes I would say you have a problem
Talena – WAU Australia
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