When you’re feeling low or overwhelmed, you might turn to alcohol for a quick solution. But here’s the deal: You might think you’re pulling a fast one on your mind for a bit. However, eventually, your body will start acting up, and things will go downhill real quick.
As you observe nearly everyone around you consuming alcohol – be it for enjoyment or as a coping mechanism, you might start questioning, “Does alcohol truly have a place in my daily life? Is it genuinely worth it?”
Let’s clear this up once and for all. Rachel Hechtman, a trailblazer in the alcohol-free community, lays out some points that you should definitely mull over.
Being the Founder of Sober in Central Park LLC (SICP), Rachel has inspired many stuck in the cycle of alcohol abuse to quit drinking and transform their lives.
According to the WHO, no amount of alcohol is safe. Yet, around 2.3 billion people consume alcohol for various reasons. Wondering why people disregard the negative consequences of alcohol? Many fail to quit due to the stigma around alcohol abuse, ignorance, and a lack of motivation.
That is when Rachel’s community connects with people so that they can accept their addiction and embark on a sobriety journey by learning from each other’s experiences. As you join SICP, you will learn ways to quit alcohol and add a new purpose to your life.
Rachel’s insights will make you seriously think about giving up alcohol for good and transforming into a more knowledgeable and improved version of yourself. She remembers a time in her life when alcohol had trapped her in a strange cycle with no creativity and motivation.
Alcohol can briefly numb your senses, providing a deceptive feeling of being disconnected from reality and fooling you into believing all is well. It triggers the release of dopamine and serotonin, creating a false perception of feeling better.
As you keep drinking, your body begins depending on alcohol to produce these chemicals, which ends up making you even more anxious. Rachel shares that quitting alcohol (for 1000 days now) has brought significant life changes.
She transformed from often feeling tired and sick to being full of energy and in good health, allowing her to reach her goals. She relied on more sustainable ways to release those happy hormones. Her dysregulated emotions halted, giving her more control over her mind to make conscious life decisions.
Today, Rachel is on top of her personal and professional lives and has a circle of sober friends who appreciate her sacrifices and love her for being the authentic version of herself. Her story is a reminder that the life you deserve can’t be found in a bottle of wine or beer but in enduring challenging times and embracing gratitude.