Best Buddy Beer worship is shaking the nation. As the mother of two former teens, I can attest that kids who drink too much do bad things. Hello darkness, my old friend. Are you a parent or spouse who waited up, or a teen who drank too much?  Here’s a truth that can’t be denied: Drunk kids do things they wouldn’t do when they’re sober. And adults, too. Kids also feel shame and lie about it because they know what they are doing is wrong. They just don’t want to stop because it’s fun and it feels good. Or maybe not so good, depending on whether you are a girl or boy.  Sad fact: Teens and risky behavior go together in every generation. It’s what happens afterward that matters. When adults do bad things, they may not want to be accountable, and when bad things happen to them, they are all too often afraid tell anyone.

Best Buddy Beer Makes It All Okay

Some people cling to the belief that what they do when they’re drunk is just plain okay. That risky behavior is high school, college, and culture sanctioned. When drunk, they are out of mind, they are someone else. Teens and college students who drink and drug want to believe they are never anything other than the grade A student, the star athlete, the choir boy, the good little girl. They are not that Other: the sloppy, hurtful, raging belligerent drunk, or girl who gets assaulted.

A Secret That Must Be Kept

For many people drinking and drugging doesn’t feel or look so good as they get older and have more responsibilities. In other words, when their brains mature and they grow up, some people stop. When they stop drinking they can reflect and remember and feel remorse and move on as better more responsible and caring people. Awareness of the impact of alcohol on their behavior helps people stop loving and defending what I will call Best Buddy Beer so much. I’m going to call alcohol a He. Alcohol is after all the king of addictions. Some people drink to forget.

When People Don’t Give Up Best Buddy Beer

On the other hand, some people don’t stop drinking, about 1 in 7 adults has a drinking problem. And about 15% of high school students are already addicted to substances and alcohol when they arrive at  college, thus affecting the environment of everyone.

Best Buddy Beer Worship

Those continue to worship Best Buddy Beer through the adult years, don’t have the opportunity to evaluate His negative influence on their lives. They can’t see how Best Buddy Beer makes them sound or look. And they can’t admit the part that Best Buddy Beer may have played in their earlier life. The insistence on holding on to a friend like Him will always be the reason for a basic lack of understanding and the inability to reflect and accept one’s own behavior. If you accept that your Best Buddy Beer has been no friend to you, then you have to reevaluate both Him and yourself.

Three Reasons To Lie About Drinking

  • You can’t admit you have a drinking problem. People with drinking problems yell, scream, cry, gaslight, play the victim, and get really scary when people confront them about their drinking and/or behavior. Have you ever experienced that with someone? People who don’t have an issue with alcohol don’t need to behave that way.
  • You can’t let anything threaten your image as a good person. It means so much to you to be a high achieving, smart, caring, kind, good person, you will not only lie your head off you will literally try to destroy anyone who says you might have done something wrong. This has nothing to do with alcohol. It is a personality, or character issue.
  • You can’t accept responsibility. People who lie about Best Buddy Beer cannot accept or take responsibility for things they have done. Once they say none of it ever happened, not the drinking, not the meanness, not the hurting of girls one way or another, they don’t have to take responsibility. This lying and not taking responsibility will recur in other areas of life. If you were a heavy drinker in high school and college, why not just admit it?

As long as Best Buddy Beer is the one to whom your loyalty is owed there can be no other reality for that person. There is no truth, no consequences, no shame, no remorse or caring. Just anger, rage, blame on others. That is alcohol speaking, my friends. Alcohol.

Are you teaching your teens that drinking is okay? It’s not a rite of passage owed to all. It can be the path to lasting damage and pain.

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Leslie Glass

Leslie Glass became a recovery advocate and co-founder of Reach Out Recovery in 2011, encouraged by her daughter Lindsey who had struggled with substances as a teen and young adult. Learning how to manage the family disease of addiction with no roadmap to follow inspired the mother and daughter to create Reach Out Recovery's website to help others experiencing the same life-threatening problems. Together they produced the the 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World of Recovery, and the teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, distributed by American Public Television. Leslie is also the creator of Recovery Guidance, the information website for those seeking addiction and mental healthcare for professionals nationwide. In her career, Leslie has worked in advertising, publishing, and magazines as a writer of both fiction and non fiction. She is the author of 9 bestselling crime novels, featuring NYPD Dt.Sgt. April Woo. Leslie has has served as a Public Member of the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and as a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation. For from 1990 to 2017, Leslie was the Trustee of the Leslie Glass Foundation.

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