Binge drinking is becoming much more problematic and the impact can be devastating for some people. Some people lose their jobs due to inappropriate drunk behaviour at work functions, others lose their friends, relationships and self-respect.
Without realising it, if you are binge drinking, you are allowing drinking to prioritise your life. How many weekends have you lost because you are hung over? Gym classes, plans with family, friends or partners, or hobbies are thrown away because you are simply too sick to get out of bed and function.
Six signs that you are a binge drinker
You drink to get drunk. Perhaps you had a hectic and stressful week and your Friday night is stress release so you drink to let go of the stress that is building up in you
Drinking too quickly. You gulp down your drinks quickly and then before you know it you are drunk. Drinking too quickly gets you drunk even if you didn't plan to.
Find it difficult to stop drinking once started. Do you find it hard to say no to the next cocktail, the next wine or beer? You promise yourself that you are only going out for one drink but before you know it you are downing your drinks without a care in the world.
Experiencing black outs. Do you find that your memory goes missing after drinking, Can't remember how you got home, what you did or who you spoke to? The morning after you try to piece the evening together and feel ashamed and embarrassed.
Family, friends, colleagues and partners are worried about your drinking. If those that are close to you comment and are worried about your drinking it's important to sit up and listen.
You drink to lower your inhibitions. Perhaps drinking helps to release your confident side where you feel much more confident talking to others, dancing, and able to enjoy yourself.
Are you ready to take control of your binge drinking?
Being able to control your binge drinking it about know your limits, being able to say no to drink offers and focussing on what is important for you.
This is your one special life so how do you want to live it?
Ask yourself this: In years to come do you want to reflect upon your life and think about all those days lost to having a hangover, feeling ashamed and embarrassed.
Or do you want to create a life that is fulfilling, satisfying, and happy without the need to rely on drinking to make yourself feel good.
About Linda Connors and the Binge Drinking Programme
I am a hypnotherapist and therapist with over 7 years experience and have create an empowering binge drinking hypnotherapy programme.
I know what it is like to binge drink. I spent most of my twenties in a cycle of binge drinking - black outs and feeling embarrassed about my behaviour.
I also know how empowering it is to feel happier, confident and to be much more in control of my own actions without relying on alcohol.
If you are ready to stop binge drinking and develop a new attitude towards drinking let's chat.
People binge drink for all sorts of reasons. Some to de-stress, others to feel more confident, or simply can not say no. For some people binge drinking is about hiding - hiding from their sorrows and unhappiness.
The binge drinking hypnotherapy sessions will focus on your personal reason for binge drinking and here is an example of what you can achieve: