When drinking becomes a problem
As a beer drinker, I would like to point out that I ALWAYS drink responsibly and ALWAYS take a few days off between trying new beers and writing reviews.
It is vital that I am always in control of my alcohol intake and never the other way around.
Many of the craft beers I drink are often over 6% ABV and drinking a few beers on the same day could put my mental and physical health at risk. On a reviewing day, I have a 3 beer maximum and never drink more than 1 high ABV beer on the same day. I don't have a problem with alcohol and I don't wish to have one. I love beer for the way it tastes and I don't want to fall out of love with it.
If it ever feels like reviewing beers is getting out of control then I will STOP. Blogging about craft beer has helped my mental health during the Covid-19 crisis and I don't want it to have a negative impact on my, or my loved ones lives.
If you know of anyone that is struggling with alcohol then please get them to seek help. There are so many services that can support them and potentially save their life.
Drinkaware - https://www.drinkaware.co.uk
The Drinkaware Trust is an independent UK-wide alcohol education charity, funded largely by voluntary and unrestricted donations from UK alcohol producers, retailers and supermarkets. The Trust is governed independently and works in partnership with others to help reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. Alcoholics Anonymous does not engage in the fields of alcoholism research, medical or psychiatric treatment, education, or advocacy in any form, although members may participate in such activities as individuals.