Binge Drinking is prevalent in the UK
Binge drinking is embedded in British culture. It’s part of our environment. We learn that binge drinking is acceptable because in some cases that’s what our parents did. In some families it is completely normal to binge drink. Waking up feeling hungover is just fine.
When ever we celebrate something, some of us drink far too much and regret it later. From birthday’s and weddings through to Christmas festivities. Then there are office parties or after work binge drinking sessions.
In fact its part of our every day language. There is some form of admiration for those who can drink and some of us drink to get drunk.
“I’m going out to get completely p***** this weekend”
“I can drink my own body weight”
“He’s a lightweight”
It’s everywhere. In fact if you don’t binge drink you can be seen as an outsider, and thought of as a tad boring. That’s part of our pre programming. Think about if you’re eating dinner at a table, and there are people on the table who don’t want to eat. It makes us feel uncomfortable. It’s a tribal/ trust thing.
As you can see from the chart below, a high percentage of adults drink more than twice the sensible drinking limit each week. It drops as we age because some of us naturally cut down as realise that the pain isn’t worth the pleasure.
However there is a growing trend now amongst the middle aged, who are reported to be drinking more and more than younger people. Every day in some cases.
How do I know if I have a Binge Drinking problem?
Because you spend a lot of your time thinking about drinking, or worrying about your consumption.
Because you regret it the following day.
Because your behaviour changes.
Because you’re doing it regularly.
All my clients who want help with this issue, are intelligent enough to have worked out if they are exceeding daily/weekly recommended units.
I want to stop Binge Drinking but don’t want to give up alcohol completely?
I completely believe ( as do my clients) that it’s possible to moderate alcohol. If you want to stop drinking completely then I can help you with that. If you just want to cut down then I can help you with that too.
How can I help?
You will learn how to really really say no..
You will learn to step outside the cycle of regret
You’re unconscious will help you find alternative behaviours
You will learn what great fun moderation can be
I specialise in working with clients who want to moderate their alcohol intake. If you want to cut down and visit a London Hypnotherapist then get in touch via my website or call me on 07769 111711 today.
By Sarah Jons