The Drunken Master: Living Under The Influence
By King Klaz
Alcohol for lack of any other better liquid intoxicating substance aside from palmwine is good. Just like any other intoxication, it can be addictive to the body and that’s were the trouble starts because alcohol does more harm than good to the body system. Its good to have a good drink alone or with a drinking companion but at the early stage, it can be all fun, rosy and you might not feel inhibited. After more sips disaster set in, starting with the brain then to other part of the body just as you slowly lose control of functioning.
People drink for different reasons but they all get drunk for one reason. The reason is to blackout from the present (their present state though!) And relive their fantasy for a while. Some people drink to kill their sorrow, other do it just to fit in. The truth is that everyone in their lifetime will consume something that contains alcohol either knowingly or not but the amount at that moment might be of low quantity, thereby the side effect will be minimal or non existence.
What is the value of a party without liquor? After the food what else with get the dance floor grooving? Or a hangout spot without a bar? Or an exquisite mansion without a wine shelf? A supermarket without a wine cabinet is that one a supermarket? [Hell noooooo!!] . I also wonder why local herbs aphrodisiac mix with a blend of alcohol are usually preferable to men folks? Maybe the water mixtures are less effective as the alcoholic ones as the latter sells at higher rate when compared.
“Drink don’t drive (DDD)” and still a gullible fool will not listen. I have heard fairy tales of people who claim to sober up whenever they get behind the wheels of an automobile. Infact, this is a BIG LIE! You can not function 100% when you are under the influence as the alcohol level will sabotage your thinking faculties and impair reasoning. That is why, large numbers of road and industrial accidents are often caused while operating under the influence because the body system will slowly shut down its optimal performance.
This harmful liquid substance which have destroyed careers, killed dreams, ruin relationship, increase crimes and render many useless is still been produce in large quantities around the world. Sometimes, it makes you ask yourself if the government deliberately allow its easy market access so its citizen can drink away their brain while they loot the treasury dry. Even in places where it is ban (like some muslim countries) from the public, you can still get it on the black market. Banning alcohol will not stop drunkenness or reduce its production, instead the opposite is the case as the urge will increase thereby leading it into a bootleg business. Just ask the Americans how the mob rose to prominence during the Great Depression.
If Religion bodies, the society or government having tried and yet failed at every corner to be a kill joy to growing alcoholism; then the only group left to bring it to a minimal level is the individual (that drunken master). Aside from it causing temporary or permanent damage to the brain; the internal body system I.e the kidney, liver e.t.c are at great risk of getting infected or shutting down.
A good drinker should know his or her own limit and when not to consume alcohol at all, for e.g women should abstain from it during pregnancy period,sleeping beside their baby(ies) or breastfeeding. Alcohol should be avoided when you are on medication or partaking in potential risky sporting activities like swimming or close contact sports like boxing e.t.c. Try and seek help from professionals and consult people or agencies that can help and support you to overcome its addiction.
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