First things first...
Let's shine some light on this business of booze.
Have you ever stopped to think WHY you drink?
Is it social? Do you like the way it makes you feel?
Do you enjoy the taste?
Drinking for many of us, is a given part of life. In the U.S. alone, alcohol sales in 2018 reached $253.8 billion. That's BILLION!!!
Alcohol is big business and a huge part of how may of us identify and relate to others in different facets of our lives. We use it to celebrate milestones, holidays, birthdays, sporting events, as well as to ‘take the edge off’, unwind,
What would New Year’s Eve be sans champagne?
Cinco de Mayo without tequila?
Saint Patrick’s Day without green beer?
4th of July without spiked watermelon shots?
To live in a culture which regards alcohol as normal, fun, essential and even sexy, it’s no wonder that to question your own relationship to it may feel daunting or even scary.
Who are you to rock the boat?
Who are you to question the status quo?
Go ahead, my Friend....
Insert 2 parts shame, a dash of guilt and a twist of stigma here: _____________________.
If you have to question your relationship to alcohol,
does that mean you are an alcoholic? The answer is NO!!!