Better done in moderation
With the holiday season upon us, many companies will be having their festive office Christmas party and with that comes alcohol and in many parts of the country, drugs are also present. It is always a great thing to have all the staff and executives come together at one big fun event, smiles are shared and toasts are made; people exchange gifts and wishes.
When super is finished and acknowledgements are made, the music is pumped up and the drinks begin to flow. This is usually where many begin to lose control of the amount being consumed. Too many stories can be told about the embarrassing moments of the office Christmas party of yesteryear. When the booze begins to flow there will always be someone in the group that may be unknown to others or at best only suspected of drug use. You can usually see a couple of co-workers going to the washroom a bit too often or to an isolated corner of the hotel, maybe a few secretaries or office clerks sniffling oddly, this can be signs of cocaine abuse or similar illicit drugs.
As with any festive gathering, it’s important to remind people to enjoy themselves but also to keep in mind to drink moderately. There is nothing wrong with a cheer at celebrations but it is another thing to have too many drinks. With alcohol, as with any mind-altering substance, a person’s perceptions are compromised and their thinking is impaired, decision making is slowed and flawed.
Drink in Moderation
So why is society putting so much attention on cutting back the consumption of liquor or any other substance? It’s quite simple really, anyone with an alcohol problem can’t just have one or two drinks they must have more. Technically the alcohol is travelling through the bloodstream and will enter the brain tissues and begin to cause bad relay from mind to body, past issues; memories, get stimulated and confused with present circumstances. This is the cause of thousands of accidents and deaths every year.
Just like drugs will alter the mind and the person’s ability to think clearly, alcohol is no different. So the message this holiday season is to keep in mind moderation, be moderate. This means to not go in excess, cut back on the indulgence, ask yourself if you really need to have the extra drink. More often than not, you don’t; so don’t. It’s really that simple. Have a safe and joyous holiday season.