December 12, 2022 · 7:00 AM
A number of months in the past I ran throughout a considerate article by Morris van de Camp entitled Love Consuming Much less. It is effectively price a learn in case your alcohol consumption is uncontrolled or heading that manner.
Alcohol is a two-edged sword. On the one hand it makes life enjoyable and turns strangers into intimate associates in the middle of a night; on the opposite, it makes an individual dysfunctional. Very dysfunctional. Productive time is misplaced, relationships are broken, and well being is harmed.
I can’t say that I’ve “struggled” with alcohol within the truest sense. I’ve by no means been arrested for drunk driving, and I’ve had no severe relationship hassle from consuming. All of my consuming has been in an acceptable time and place — however one drink will inevitably result in one other. I would wind up by accident drunk once I actually needed a lightweight buzz. I additionally discovered that when the time got here up once I’d be free to drink, I appeared a bit an excessive amount of ahead to it.
In case you’re a tippler, that is the time of yr to contemplate a “Dry January.” You might study one thing about your self. Be sort to your liver — you solely have one.
Steve Parker, M.D
PS: It is also time to determine in your weight reduction program for the brand new yr.