What’s your poison?
If we were to quote off some high tech medical jargon about binge drinking and the effects of alcohol on teenagers today you’d probably stop reading this blog right now. But our Counselling Psychologists at Spectrum Health don’t want to confuse you with uptight informal wording. We want to call a spade a spade and go through what most of us are only too well familiar with when it comes to the negative health effects of binge drinking in Ireland today. So if you know someone being affected in such away, who needs some help or just someone to talk to then please keep reading.
How Do I Stop Drinking?
If you have ever found yourself asking this to yourself on a Sunday morning then chances are this internal alarm bell is going off for a reason. Consequent feelings of regret and embarrassment the morning after are only the tip of the iceberg. Long term effects of alcohol include but are not limited to depression, social anxieties and a lack of confidence. The latter sometimes resulting with a strong compulsion to have a drink just to function properly! Our leading Counselling Psychologists want to help you in altering your behaviour and changing your attitude and pattern of thinking when it comes to the effects of alcohol today.
The negative effects of drinking also includes getting into violent clashes with other teenage kids quite simply out of control increasing your chances of ending up in the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital on a Saturday night. So how does any of this sound appealing? Do you think staggering home any given night of the week with the chances of getting robbed or worse yet assaulted comes across as cool?
Top 10 Celebs who don’t Drink, Smoke or Take Drugs:
- Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lopez
- Global Phenomenon David Beckham
- Pop Starlets Leona Lewis & Ellie Golding
- Rock Royalty Kelly Osbourne & Katy Perry
- DJ supremo Calvin Harris
- Hollywood Heavyweights Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor
‘I don’t drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuff’ Robert Downey Jr
Underage Drinking – The Pressure
Kids of today almost feel left out and sometimes become labelled as weird if they don’t partake in these social gatherings. But many of the kids today choose not to drink because of the effects alcohol has had on their own personal family life. Maybe their Mother or Father had drinking problems which in some situations resulted in a breakdown in their marriage causing a family separation. This would be reason enough not to want to drink, wouldn't you say?
So remember all the positive aspects of controlling your drinking habits and if you think it may be getting out of hand or you need someone to talk to about the effects of alcohol and the psychological consequences that result in abusing it, please contact any of our leading Counselling Psychologists today. For a full list of our services please see our we treat page
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