What Are Your Reasons To Drink? (Transcript)
I’m Kevin O’Hara for alcohol mastery.
Today I’m asking the question, ‘what are you reasons to drink?’.
When you quit drinking it is essential that you know exactly why your were drinking in the first place.
100 Million Reasons
There are 100 million reasons why you shouldn’t be drinking. There are health reasons, family reasons, work reasons, wallet reasons, all those reasons. Everybody knows them, and in general, they don’t stop anyone or help in quitting drinking.
You already know some of the health risks of drinking. There are many people out there who have been down to the doctor and they’ve had a couple of shots across their bows and it has not really stopped them. So, what do you do?
Why I Started Drinking
The reasons why you were drinking in the first place, your positive reasons, they are the things you used to think about. Drink helped you relax, or helped you to calm down, or helped you to open yourself up when you are in company. All those reasons are the things you really need to spend some time looking into. One you do quit, you are still going to have to fulfill those needs.
You are still going to have to deal with how to relax. You are still going to socialize, so you are going to need to be able to cope with that. Before you can learn the coping skills that you need, you’ve got to know the reasons why you were drinking in the first place. You have to know those basic needs.