The alcohol industry is exploiting you.
It exploits you by feeding you false information about drinking.
It tricks you with TV advertisements that portray happy, beautiful people, having fun or acting cool and sophisticated, showing no signs of strain or anxiety, enjoying all the pleasures that life has to offer.
It creates the illusion that drinking makes you cool and intelligent and happy.
It gives you a false sense of self-esteem.
It creates an illusion that you’ll be more fun, sophisticated, relaxed, happy, wealthy, successful, sexy, desirable, and athletic; qualities that alcohol misuse ironically destroys.
They create ad campaigns with Hollywood celebrities drinking tequila; they push the idea that champagne should be associated with celebrations like weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties; they link beer to men and sports; they associate romance to wine over candle-lit dinners.
The ultimate irony is the temporary state of mind from drinking is a mirage that 100% will never manifest long-term in your life.
The truth is that you can enjoy all of those activities without the alcohol. You can live a life filled with celebrations and joy and energy and clarity without alcohol.
Speaking of Hollywood celebrities...did you know that actors Bradley Cooper, Blake Lively, Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Lowe, Jennifer Lopez, Joe Manganiello; model Tyra Banks, and DJ Calvin Harris don’t drink anymore?
Or never did?
The reality is you don’t need alcohol to be beautiful and super successful, no matter what the alcohol industry tries to sell you.
And you do not need to rely on brute willpower to reduce or quit alcohol.
Drinking too much often leads to sexual dysfunction.
People with drinking problems are seven times more likely to be separated or divorced.
It’s time to blow away these illusions once and for all, so that instead of seeing drinking as a pleasure or support, you will see the true picture: alcohol reduces your long-term happiness, drains your finances, keeps you foggy, fat and feeling like you’re merely existing.
Do you want to just exist?
Or do you want to live?