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Today’s question is: Is drinking alcohol, really your problem?
How you, doing? I’m Kevin O’Hara for alcoholmastery.com
There is a couple of ways that you could look at this. First of all is: is drinking alcohol your problem? Is it a problem for you?
I would maintain that anyone who drinks alcohol has got a problem and once you accept you’ve got a problem with putting a toxin into your body, then it’s just a question of degrees – how much of a problem have you got.
It’s the same thing when you’re talking about eating junk food. I think anyone who puts junk food into their bodies, has got a problem to one degree or another. It’s just a question of how much of a problem have you got, how much junk food are you eating?
Same thing with smoking cigarettes. Anyone who smokes a cigarette has got a problem; anyone who smokes has got a problem. It just depends on how much of a problem. If you smoke one cigarette a week, you’ve got much less of a problem than somebody who smokes a hundred cigarettes a day – but you’ve still got a problem. It’s still causing you; it’s not doing you any good doing these things, so it’s a problem.
Now whether or not it’s your problem – of course, it’s your problem! Who else’s problem is it? It’s one of the primary things that you’ve got to have in order to make any significant changes in your life. You have to first of all say to yourself, “I’m responsible for everything that I do. One hundred percent. It’s my ability to respond that’s either going to make me either capable of changing, of making the changes that I need to make in life, or not capable of changing.” Simple as; there’s no other way of looking at it.
By you saying to yourself, “Maybe it’s not my problem; it’s caused by something else outside of me.” Well, most people they drink alcohol because of something else, because of this or because of that or because of the other, but at the end of the day, it’s just something that they – it’s an excuse that they’re making for the instant gratification mode of thinking.
They cannot be arsed with putting up with the discomfort of change, even though they know that the discomfort of maintaining what they’re doing and carrying on with what they’re doing, is going to make things worse and worse and worse for them into the future.