Quitting alcohol dating
Alcohol will slightly raise the endorphin level of people without the genetic basis for alcoholism; it will dramatically raise the endorphin level of people with that genetic basis.
Specialists spend a lot of time formulating exotic hypotheses to account for substance abuse.
I went cold turkey on it and stopped going to bars or anywhere shots were the main entertainment. Whenever I had nothing to do, I picked up a couple bottles of wine either alone or with friends and drank until something fun happened.
My health and mental clarity improved for sure, but my dating life as I knew it was completely ruined. My definition of “fun,” of course, was totally screwed.
It's much worse to see a woman drunk than a man: I don't know quite why this is true but it just is.
I wanted to be less, so I took more - simple as that. Stone had told me I was hypomanic was that he wanted to put me on medication instead of actually treating me.“I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. On the other hand, when I got drunk I screamed, went crazy, got all out of hand. I didn't care.” ― “A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober.It was time to jettison the past before the present jettisoned me. I called her instead to say I was moving to London and told her she could have the house and everything else we owned, which wasn't much.After a particularly turbulent episode of excessive partying last summer, I quit alcohol. I was drinking out of boredom and hooking up with guys I didn’t care about.