I know there used to be a thread on 2p2 for this. Might as well make one here.
I don’t consider myself to have a drinking problem per se but I think I’d be better off cutting it down/removing it completely.
To give more info, I probably drink about 6-10 beers a week? Maybe closer to 6. So the quantity is not huge or anything. I don’t drink anything other than beer. Mostly prefer the beer after work or when gaming/working later at night. usually dont have anymore than 2 a night, maybe 3-4 on a weekend night but not really binging at all these days.
It more so comes down to i think it makes my attitude change easier than it should when i drink even small amounts. I have less patience, quicker to anger, i’m usually laidback and easy going. I have had some issues with depression/anxiety over the last couple years. It doesn’t affect my anxiety which i control through medication now but I can def feel it slide me towards being depressed as well even in small quantities.
Also i have noticed in some family situations over the last few years that i have swung into a bad mood when I’ve been drinking, not heavily but lets say a few beers. Not angry but moreso into the depressed kind of mood referenced above. I’m sure in those situations its a combination of family stuff and the alcohol but not drinking would probably make it much easier to avoid that happening.
Lastly it would probably help me lose some of my belly weight which is not horrendous but could be better and in general make me a bit more healthy.
I dont have any issues that i remember if i go have a drink after work with friends or cowokers or my wife etc so i figured maybe i would just cut it out initially at least at home and those family type situations. Thoughts? Drinks at the bar probably is less than a once a month occurrence these days.
Probably the first thing to do, i’ve got like 3-4 beers in my fridge right now, should i just give them to a friend or something? I was thinking i would just make those the last i drink at home but that seems like a bad way to start off quitting.