The benefits of stopping drinking...
Let’s talk about our habits around food and drink and hopefully you will see that this first argument in the defense of alcohol is noting but a red herring. I like macaroni cheese, actually I love it! But despite my passion for this carb heavy dish I would not ever consider eating it every day for twenty years, I doubt I could get to twenty days before I was sick of the sight of the stuff.
I am aware that there are people who are quite happy to eat the same couple of meals over and over. However, lets be clear, these individuals are not gastronomic officiandoes but rather people who don’t appreciate the glory of food at all.
To these poor souls there is no majesty to food it is purely a means to fuel the body, as such they see little point in putting effort into trying different things.
After all, you don’t feel the need to treat your car to a tank of Shell after filling up at an Esso garage a few times do you. You car needs no variety to function effectively and neither do these simple folk.
The benefits of stopping drinking start the moment you change the way you think about it
Have you ever got into a loop with food, you get a massive craving for something and you end up having it for your evening meal three or four days in a row. But then the novelty wears off and you don’t even think about it for months – the itch has been scratched.
Can you see that with alcohol the itch always returns the next day. Losing this constant itch is just one of the benefits of stopping drinking.
From this awareness we must assume that if you can successfully avoid eating Macaroni Cheese until you drop down dead this proves that your central nervous system and pleasure centers of the brain are working exactly as they should. The fault is not in you but rather in the substance you are consuming. Alcohol has an invisible program buried in it that forces you to drink more of it at the pre-decided time.
Yes, it really is this devious and calculating a drug. If you found out that MacDonald’s were spiking their burgers with a chemical that physically and mentally forced you to return to their store and buy another burger within 24 hours would you ever eat a MacDonald’s again? Of course not and yet millions of people around the world raise a nightly glass of wine in the profound and unshakable belief that they like the taste of it – insanity personified.
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