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Hey Want a drink How about one before dinner Oh lets celebrate with a drink Questions and comments like these come up everyday and everyday thousands upon thousands of alcoholics are born Some drink to calm nerves others drink for fun Whatever the reason men and women need to realize drinking can be fun in moderation but over time drinking can cause many side effects The issue of drinking is very personal for me My family has a history of alcoholics and my sister whom I am close with has a drinking problem Not only has her drinking affected relationships work and friends it has effected my family and me Although this has been going on for a couple of years and her drinking progressed through time she doesnt think that it is the problem My sister is an unlikely woman to be an alcoholic She has a great job in Los Angeles a beautiful house a dog and friends Yet behind the pretty exterior my sister portrays I see a lonely depressed woman that needs help It is hard for me to go up to her and tell her she has a drinking problem By doing this research I am ultimately going to get the courage to find out how to approach her and help It is sad that women are drinking to feel sexy and gain acceptance when the consequences of drinking achieve the opposite and can lead to health problems mental problems and physical abuseDrinking may start as a way of being with others Peer pressure may be overta direct request invitation or challenge to drinkor it may be covertthe subtle sense that to belong means going along with others My sister and women like her drinks to find acceptance A drink or two may make one feel sophisticated relaxed and better able to fit in Berman 1 Not only can this quote be associated with heavy drinkers it can be compared
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