Have you ever jumped awake after a night of heavy drinking, unsure of where you were, how you got there, or what happened to your pants? Not to mention the splitting head-ache, the excruciating nausea and the killing hangover. If it’s affecting your work or home life, you may want to consider quitting, or cutting back on the alcohol, at least for now. There are dozens of mental and physical health reasons to cut back, and here are my top ten…
1. You Drink Too Much, Too Often
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If you drink alcohol often (for men, that’s 15 or more drinks each week; for women it’s about 12), or if you drink alone, or become hostile when someone confronts you about your drinking, you may have an addiction. No-one is sure why some people become addicted to alcohol, while others don’t, but it’s a sickness like any other, and alcoholism can be treated. In fact, it’s estimated that 15% of all Americans are “problem drinkers.” If you crave alcohol, or feel you need it to function, please consult your doctor. It’s a tough battle, and you don’t have to fight it alone!