Do you drink to build up your self-confidence is the nineteenth question of 20 in the Johns Hopkins series of videos to see if you are an alcoholic…
Self-Medication for Shyness
A lot of people who self-medicate before they go out onto the town, before they socialize, do it because it’s easier… or it’s perceived to be easier to socialize and to meet other people if you’ve had a drink on you.
I think that was the case for me when I was young.
But it’s sort of a catch 22 situation.
When I first started drinking, I’d drink, I’d have a few drinks in order to build up some confidence in order to talk to the girls, and then I’d start puking, so that was no good.
Eventually, when I build up a bit of a tolerance for alcohol, I found that everything that came out of my mouth was crap.
And it was only when me and my mates used to go to the local night clubs, and then we’d meet girls who were also drinking.
So, put two and two together… one idiot with another idiot and you’ve got a perfect match.
Confidence By Doing
So a lot of the day to day stuff that you’ve gotta do as you get older, you’ve got to do without alcohol, so you’ve got to develop a backbone for yourself.
You’ve gotta start developing some self-confidence in some areas of your life, otherwise you’re just not going to get anywhere.
I have noticed that when I gave up the drink my self-confidence has gone higher and higher.
And it’s all to do with getting out there and doing different things and facing different situations without alcohol and that’s including and that’s including some of the situations where I’d be inclined to have a drink.
This was the nineteenth post in the series of articles on the Johns Hopkins 20 questions which was designed for you to self-test and discover if you might have an alcohol problem. If you answer yes to this question and yes to some of the others in the test, you need to take a look at your drinking habits.
Leave a message below if I can offer any help at all in your fight with alcohol.
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards…