What a shame I wasted all my alcoholic years drinking alone. There's no going back for me, nothing is worth all of the negatives with it for an alcohol abuse prone person like myself. If you don't abuse it, I guess it's OK.
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I only drink few alcohol, a glass red wine from time to time. However, I would never drink anything that doesn't taste good for me unless it is medicine. In general, I don't like the taste of alcohol in drinks, so it maybe is not the answer to my shyness problem.
"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli
I drink for the taste and not to get drunk though (I've gotten super drunk twice and regretted it both times), which means I don't drink beer much, if at all (theres like 1 brand that I slightly enjoy, the rest taste horrible to me). Because of that, I can't drink much at most house parties because all they have is beer .
I drink for the taste too, it's nice to have a glass of wine with dinner or a couple of beers while watching football.
I agree with what a lot of people have said, alcohol definitely helps me to relax and I become more talkative and less shy. It's at the point that you become a bit tipsy and merry that it's nice but it's easy to drink too much and being really drunk is not good, I have been there a few times and I never want to go back there. If you're meeting someone for the first time and you're really nervous I think having a couple of drinks is helpful in relaxing the nerves and it's not enough to make you act like an idiot.
Post by CharlotteGirl on Aug 4, 2013 12:53:57 GMT -5
There's nothing wrong with alcohol in moderation, in fact it's probably helpful for shy people especially. You just have to be careful that it does'nt escalate particularly if you have a somewhat addictive personality. At least I've never taken up smoking, but as well as not helping a drinking problem, it can also make it difficult to keep your food consumption at a reasonable level, leading to some bulimic behaviour though I don't really do that anymore.
Regular heavy drinking is ultimately unpleasant however in various ways. On a worse level, extremely regular/extremely heavy drinking over many years eventually seriously damages your liver and so on, sometimes with fatal results.
It's a long story, but given my alcohol abuse tendencies and some increasingly worrying symptoms such as jaundice, I'm currently seriously trying to give it up altogether before it could just perhaps be too late health-wise. Still don't really want to though.