There are many myths that are associated with drinking abuse and alcoholism. A lot of people try to rationalize their drinking problems and many people just simply don’t notice an issue. In an effort to help people understand alcoholism, we at Meehab Addiction Recovery would like to debunk the drinking myths.
Myth #1: Going to rehab for alcoholism can cost the person their job.
Too many people believe that if they seek rehabilitation for their drinking that they can lose their jobs. At the very least, you do not have omit to your employer the specifics of your rehab, just take your leave due to health problems.
Myth #2: Non-drinkers are boring.
You do not need alcohol to be social or not boring. Your attitude towards life and how you approach different situations can make you the life of the party.
Myth #3: People who need help to quit drinking are weak.
Psychological as well as physical changes occur in the body with addiction because it is a disease. It is not weakness to accept you have the problem but instead it shows courage.
Myth #4: Alcohol rehabilitation frequently fails.
Providing a person is willing to give up drinking, their determination can overcome the weakness. Strong will power and support from family and friends is all it takes and a willingness to accept that if you fall and have a drink, you don’t throw in the towel.
Myth #5: Drinking is not really an addiction.
Alcoholism is also damaging like drug abuse because the addiction causes changes in body, brain, and so on. Alcoholism can also have devastating effects on your life like drug addiction.
Myth #6: I’m not an alcoholic because I have decent lifestyle.
You are not considered an alcoholic just because you are not homeless or drink cheap alcohol. Even if you are a high functioning alcoholic, it doesn’t mean you are not putting your life in danger; and many alcoholics have a great life.
Myth #7: My sexual performance is improved with alcohol.
Psychologically alcohol reduces your performance despite you may think that drinking makes you better in bed.
Myth #8: No one can get hurt with my choices as it is my life.
Drinking is in fact your choice and to quit drinking is also your decision. However, if you think for one second that your drinking only effects you, then you are wrong. Your drinking problem affects everyone around you, especially those closest to you.
Myth #9: If I drink beer, it does not make me an alcoholic.
Many people make this statement, particularly the younger crowd. Beer has sufficient amount of alcohol content and some are very strong. Regular beer consumption can be just as harmful as hard liquor. A 12-ounce bottle of beer has the same amount of alcohol as a standard shot of 80-proof liquor or 5 ounces of wine, according to research.
Myth #10: Since I don’t drink every day I am not an alcoholic.
When you drink or how much you drink is not how addiction is defined; it about the effects. If the drinking habits are impacting your job, family, and social life, then you have a drinking problem you should consider help.
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