For many of you, a wedding might possibly be one of the happiest moments of your life. During this time, you have officially bonded yourself to the one you love and have pledged to share the rest of your days with this special man or woman. Perhaps you are the parent of the bride or groom and are witnessing this wonderful event. Unfortunately, though, one of the most joyous times for a couple, their friends, and loved ones can easily take a darker turn when alcohol is involved. Once the glasses are brought out and the booze is poured, an occasion for celebration can quickly transform into an occasion for sadness. So how can you prevent your special day from hitting a sour note? Let’s take a closer look at how you can prevent bouts of alcoholism at weddings.
The State of Things
Over the course of planning your wedding, you will probably face a barrage of questions surrounding how alcohol will be served at the party. After all, you cannot have a wedding reception without a champagne toast, right? Regardless of how people feel, however, you have to remember that (besides the shiny wrapper and the nice grape flavoring), alcoholic drinks are 100% addictive and can cause a whole lot of trouble during your very special celebration. In fact, there might even be an incident where one person could become an addict or an abuser simply by partaking in booze at a lively event.
Steps to Success
If you do decide to serve alcohol at your wedding, though, here are some precautions that will ensure bouts of alcoholism or intoxication will not run rampant:
- Never allow binge drinking or shots at your wedding.
- If a member of the wedding party brings liquor or wine to your party, order them to leave it behind
- If you insist on serving alcohol, only serve wine and beer.
- Never allow drugs at your party.
- Enforce a limit on drink consumption.
- Keep people distracted from the booze.
Always remember that alcohol does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your alcohol abuse or addiction troubles today.