Drinking alcohol and being intoxicated might have been fun at some point but there are so many reasons why it is actually the WORST. Once we crossed that line into our addiction, drinking and using drugs just wasn’t fun anymore but I’ve thought of the 10 reasons drinking is the worst; whether you’re an alcoholic or not.
10 Reasons Drinking is the Worst…
1. The hangover the next day (one of the many reasons I’m so happy I don’t drink anymore)
2. Getting emotional and/or crying (usually over nothing or something insignificant)
3. Dropping your phone on the ground or in the toilet (followed by freaking out)
4. You end up peeing outside in questionable places (and if you’re drunk enough, falling over while doing it – this happened to me once)
5. Drunken texting and calling people (99% of the time regretting it and not even knowing what you were trying to say)
6. You become repetitive and are telling people the same things over and over again (I love you, no seriously I really love you)
7. Falling down or breaking things (can end with you or someone needing to go to the ER)
8. Starting fights with random people because they bumped into you (or some other ridiculous reason)
9. Having word vomit in conversations with people you don’t really know (and saying things you probably shouldn’t)
10. Actual vomit and getting sick (just EW)
I’m not going to sit here and lie and say I didn’t have fun in the beginning of my drinking and using – because I did; but eventually it got to be complete misery for me. Looking back on the way I acted and all the questionable things I did in my active addiction really shows me how drinking was the worst (for me, at least.) When I drank, I did really stupid things. There was one time I was in a taco bell drive through and decided to get out and go pop a squat in the bushes and I fell over and couldn’t get up. I finally made my way over to a bush and pulled myself up and the next morning I woke up with what looked like a rash on my arm. Eventually, it turned into a black abscess on my arm and I could barely move it. By the time I realized it was time to go to the emergency room, they said if I would have waited any longer, they would have had to amputate my arm.
This is just a small example of where my drinking took me and to make matters worse – I had to get drunk again just to go to the hospital! Looking back on all of these things that happened on a regular basis when I drank just shows me that I can never drink or use drugs like a “normal person” ever again. Not that I ever really did in the first place, but it’s just not in the cards for me to be a normal drinker. I am a recovering alcoholic and addict and today I am grateful to be where I am in my life. I have done things that I’m not super proud of, but wouldn’t change anything in my life because it got me where I am today! If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-800-951-6135.