In recent time times, alcohol abuse have been in vogue and this can be commonly observed among young people in different parts of the world. Nigeria, is not an exception because of the height youthful exuberance have attained in the society today. Peer pressure is one key factor that have led to the growth of alcohol abuse. Though abstinence is not for everyone, but at the same time, quitting alcohol abuse is also an option.
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There is always a high feeling of excitement and merriment as you are gulping those sets of bottled beverage. But, the aching feeling of not wanting to leave your bed as a result of hangover is something you will never love to experience a second time. Hangover is a worst case, especially because you have a physical side to deal with and at the same time you are trying to remember what really happened last time night. Well, there is a solution to these, and it can simply be achieved by quitting alcohol abuse.
Below are 5 benefits of not drinking alcohol, and/or quitting alcohol abuse:
1. Your weekends will be used judiciously
If you are an alcohol addict or a drinker, you will observe that you always spend your weekends on outings. Either you are getting ready to hang out with friends, always staying out late at clubs, or most especially trying to recover from your excess booze. The list of chores you suppose to carry out during the weekends grow longer because your whole weekend is spent around bottles of beer or recovering from a hangover. Going out to have fun is quite okay, but try as much as possible to make the next day productive, by desisting hangovers.
2. Your skin health will improve
Alcohol does have a harmful effect on your skin. Take a look at the statement of Jairo Rodriguez, a New York nutritionist and expert.
Alcohol affects any mucous membrane from the pancreas and liver to the skin. The first effect is dehydration, as it actually takes all the fluid out of the skin. If you look at a woman who has been drinking for 20 or 30 years, and a woman the same age who hasn’t at all, we see a massive difference in the skin — more wrinkles from that dehydration damage, which can make you look 10 years older.
3. It saves you money
Depending on the night clubs or drinking spots you find yourself, drinks can be very expensive in such places. There are some night clubs you will find yourself, that a bottle of lager costs as much as thousand naira. So try and imagine the expenditure it will result when you gulp as much as 7 bottles or more. Try and conduct a one month challenge of not drinking alcohol at all, then you will realize the huge amount you will be saving.
4. It saves you some moment of embarrassment
Depending on how frequently you drink alcohol and the ability of your brain to handle it, you will observe that you might have experienced a few embarrassing moment because of alcohol abuse. You might have unconsciously offended someone, or maybe you might overstepped some boundaries, or the worst of it, doing something you greatly regretted. A perfect way of eliminating such moments of embarrassment is by replacing booze with juice.
5. You learn how to have true confidence and boost your self esteem
To most people that drink alcohol, they claim it gives them an edge to go and speak to that guy or lady that ordinarily they can't talk to, or is what you should be holding unto while at a party, or it gets you comfortable while on the dance floor. But, the real truth is that, alcohol only gives a short-term confidence.
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Quitting alcohol abuse, and trying to go sober will be little bit difficult for you to achieve the above functions at first, but in the long run it will be of great reward because you will build a true confidence about yourself. If you can maintain abstinence and still have a nice night hang out and do all the things you still do when you drink, then nothing can stop you.