... for the bottle?
I think it's a mind thing most of the time, and people normally look for excuses to do these type of things... Many times we get too caught up in situations that we can't get out and our minds tell us to drink to take away any type of pain that we're feeling... for example, when we loose our jobs, or when we are in a abusive or unhappy relationship.
It could also be a learned behavior perhaps? I know when I was a small child, and growing up in an alcoholic family & substance abuse-(father), it becomes all too clear,especially when you become older that in order to cope, somehow the answer is in the bottle. Unfortunately, as one gets older, coping skills are all too foreign to us and the fear sets in along w/the anecdote; bottle of medication and/or alcohol. This is what I've come to know. I don't know how to answer your question as I don't know your life as you know it. If you can't relate to what's written above, then perhaps you head for the bottle because it's what we have all come to know; how we feel when we are under the influence. At the time, it seems like an escape mechanism and perhaps it is just that. Hopefully, in can be done in moderation but I do know all too well that question of why we head for what becomes all too familiar. Best of luck to you-
I think it's because alcohol is a depressant, first of all. When I drink, it's because I want to be unable to feel the pain or the stress from the problems of the day. Also, I think, as a society, it is glamorized... "everybody" goes and drinks when they have stress-it's "normal". We see it A LOT in movies, on tv, and hear about it in songs. Since drinking is so prevelant today, I think we sometimes do it almost instinctively. Just a thought.
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