College binge drinking has become an epidemic on college campuses. If you are having drinking too much, there is hope and you can get drinking under control.
As you know, some students on college campuses seem to live for the weekend, and their next drinking binge. Of course, they are often the same students who are performing poorly—and will soon be dropping out of school.
You know the pattern. It starts with a relaxing drink before studies or bed. The weekend party drinking starts after classes on Friday afternoon. Then Thursday evening. Then Thursday morning. Finally drinking becomes an everyday event. There is little time for classes or studying.
So how do you have fun in college, enjoy a few drinks—but still keep your drinking to a moderate level?
Say NO to College Binge Drinking
It’s easy to get caught up in the wild college parties on campus. Most of us want to have a good time. But with college students, it gets more complicated. College students are under a lot of pressure to complete assignments and to prepare for exams.
Drinking to relieve stress can quickly get out of hand! And binge drinking can lead to addiction, depression and alcoholism—which are becoming more and more common on college campuses.
Heavy drinking is not harmless. It can ruin your body, your mind and your mental health.
Keep Drinking Under Control
So, how do you have a good time, but also make sure that you aren’t going too far with your drinking habit? Here are some tips to help you keep your drinking under control:
- Choose friends wisely – Choose your friends and your parties (or frat houses) wisely. Some groups have a reputation for wild parties and excessive drinking. Choose parties and friends that keep things in moderation and don’t let drinking, booze and sex get out of hand.If you go to parties where everyone has a good time, but they don’t end up stone drunk, it will be easier to keep your drinking under control. College binge drinking is a decision!
- Manage stress in other ways – Alcohol is often used to relieve stress. And, in fact, it does help to relax you—initially. However, with continued use, it becomes necessary to drink more alcohol (more often) in order to get the same relaxing effect. Take some time to exercise or play sports. Learn healthy relaxation techniques. Manage your time better so that you won’t feel stressed about not getting things done. Prepare for classes so that you will feel relaxed when you attend. Keep your life in balance.
- Don’t think in black and white – You don’t have to quit drinking entirely. Allow yourself a little leeway in this area. You can enjoy a relaxating drink or two with friends and the world won’t end!
- Listen to your body – Excessive drinking is harmful to your brain and your body. You will feel its effects. So, if you are finding it hard to concentrate, less energy and you are not feeling well in general, consider cutting back on your drinking.
- Change your thoughts – It can be really hard to say “no” to the next drink—and, as you drink more and more, saying “yes” becomes easier and easier. You think only of the present, without considering what the consequences of your next 4 drinks will be. Self-hypnosis can help you change your subconscious thoughts, so that you have the will power to say “no” when that is appropriate.In time, you simply just won’t want another drink, when you have had enough.
Hypnosis to the Rescue
Moderate Drinking, by Hypnosis Downloads.com, is a self-hypnosis program that can help you get your drinking under control. If you are concerned that you are actually addicted, consider this program to help you get back on track.
With each session, you will become more and more able to stop drinking when you have had your fill. And you will become more aware of the signals that your body is giving you.
Even if you have become involved in the college binge drinking on your campus, all is not lost. You can get things under control, and you can keep your drinking to a light or moderate level.
Of course, this will take some time and effort on your part. But, considering the stakes involved, it will be well worth your efforts!