December 12, 2022 · 7:00 AM
Just a few months in the past I ran throughout a considerate article by Morris van de Camp entitled Love Consuming Much less. It is effectively value a learn in case your alcohol consumption is uncontrolled or heading that method.
Alcohol is a two-edged sword. On the one hand it makes life enjoyable and turns strangers into intimate pals in the midst 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 critical relationship bother from ingesting. All of my ingesting has been in an acceptable time and place — however one drink will inevitably result in one other. I might wind up by accident drunk once I actually wished a lightweight buzz. I additionally discovered that when the time got here up once I’d be free to drink, I regarded a bit an excessive amount of ahead to it.
Should you’re a tippler, that is the time of yr to think about a “Dry January.” You could be taught one thing about your self. Be form 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.