There seems to be this new thing going on in the world where people are proud of how much they drink, how often they drink, or how they can’t wait to drink over the weekend. It is not a good look on anyone.
While people are entitled to drink and have fun, it is a major issue when it gets out of hand and people lose all sense of what is important in life. For them, drinking is more important than their family, friends, and even their job. It is all about drinking for them. They have an addiction to drinking, but they just don’t know it yet.
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It is why the AAC (American Addiction Centers) conducted a survey with over 600 Americans to find out the truth behind drinking. They wanted to know what people had to say about it, how it has affected their lives, and the impact it has had on them.
The survey is to help people, which is important to remember. This survey is not to make anyone feel bad or feel like they have done anything wrong. Whatever mistakes they made in the past, they can’t go back and undo them. Read more: American Addiction Center Reviews | Glassdoor and American Addiction Centers New Docuseries Unveils The Realities of Recovery
It takes something startling like this survey to wake people up and shake up their life. When they hear that 36 percent of the people surveyed have admitted to driving blackout drunk that makes them think about some of the choices they have made in the past. Have they done this? If so, why did they do that? Would they do it again? They have to start asking themselves the tough questions in life.
When they do that, they start to really piece things together from the past to the present. They also look back on their past when it comes to their family history. While the mistakes are in the past, maybe they can learn a thing or two from their parents. Does it run in the family?
If it runs in the family, it would help explain why they have an alcohol addiction. If they can understand it and find out where it stems from, it helps them in the recovery process if they decide to enter an AAC treatment center.
Make no mistake about it; a lot of people have a drinking problem. They won’t even use a ride-sharing app since they think they are fit to drink and drive. Even though they have gotten a DUI in the past, they still think they are OK to drink and drive.
They might have gotten lucky in the past, but this is going to catch up with them if they don’t talk to the AAC or seek help.
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