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Let's try to answer the question as to why people become addicted to Alcohol in the first place.
Check out this excerpt from livestrong.com, written by Linda Ray.
People use alcohol because they enjoy the way it makes them feel, report doctors at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
The brain is wired to seek out enjoyable feelings and to repeat the process that made those reactions possible.
Alcoholism is a disease that affects the brain, creating a craving for a repetition of the good sensations. Doctors at the AAFP say that the brain chemistry actually changes to seek out those pleasurable activities, causing the consciousness to lose control over the behavior that will provide them.
Alcoholism, or an addiction to alcohol, results when the need for those repeated pleasurable sensations becomes
stronger than the need for security. Consequences such as loss of relationships, jobs and freedom cannot overcome the brain's desires to seek more pleasure.
In short, The brain wishes to feel good and uses alcohol has a bridge to get there.
Here's more from that same article.
Many people use alcohol to be socially accepted into various groups. Mayo Clinic doctors report that people with low self-esteem often use alcohol to boost their confidence and fit in with their peers, which can lead to extended use and addiction.
People with other mental disorders in addition to social phobias often turn to alcohol to self-medicate. Patients with depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder commonly become addicted to alcohol after using the drug to decrease the intensity of their symptoms.
(Read more: How Do People Become Addicted to Alcohol ?)
So there you have it, people often use alcohol as a cover for their fears and insecurities.
So what steps do we take to keep the need for alcohol at a low?
#1. Make the brain feel good on it's own.
If the mind feels good and content then it will no longer feel the need to seek any outside substance to stimulate it, including alcohol.
#2. Combat fears and insecurities with positive affirmations.
You will no longer have the need for excessive alcohol to drown out insecurities, if the fears and insecurities are no longer present.
Some affirmations included in this message are:
I do not need alcohol to have a good time.
I do not need alcohol to rest or relax.
I do not need alcohol to deal with stress and pain.
I am strong enough to face pain and fear without alcohol.
I am completely capable of living my life without alcohol.
I can easily live my life without alcohol.
When I become upset and stressed I breathe deeply and relax.
I find something positive to do when I feel stressed.
These Affirmations work after just one night of use!