Thirsty Inner Demons
No matter what your mood is, alcohol has a great potential of helping you spill the beans, whether you like it or not. This disinhibiting substance can make a sorrow person explode, a happy person make a fool of themselves or a mellow person turn into the life of the party.
You have to be careful when indulging in alcohol because you may reveal some very sensitive information that was unplanned for. When this happens, you may be left feeling embarrassed and ashamed of your actions. In return, people may look at you differently and even avoid future interactions.
It’s not wise to consume alcohol if you are in a bad state of mind. This doesn’t apply to all drugs. For instance, marijuana may help relieve stress for someone in a bad state of mind. But alcohol . . . it can intensify your inner emotions and turn you into a monster if too much is consumed in a short period of time.
It’s always best to share your concerns with someone who you can trust while in a sober state of mind. The reason many people don’t is because alcohol gives them confidence to share sensitive information; it provides them a mouthpiece through which they can vomit their emotions.
This behavior may also be reinforcing. One may start to believe the following, “hey, that convo went quite smoothly on that Old Fashioned, I’m going to try that again!” And they do try it again. In fact, they try it again on many more occasions, until they wake up one day and realize that they have turned into an alcoholic.
Control your inner demons the right way and don’t give them a mouthpiece from which to live from!
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)