Why Do Men Drink?
There are many reasons why men drink, but for the most part they do so for just a couple of reasons. I’m not talking specifically about people with a drinking problem. The fact is that the majority of men in the country drink because it is just part of the culture. Understanding why men start to drink at a young age and continue to drink for the rest of their lives gives us a better understanding of why we are the way that we are on the overall.
One of the most common reasons why men drink is because of work. It isn’t always stress related, but just long days at the office seem to force most men to think they need to drink the day away. Sometimes it is more celebratory than others, like finishing a long, grueling project. Sometimes it is just a nice way to kick back and release some of the pent up frustration and emotion that came from a long work week. There are some who do this a bit too much, but many only do it when they absolutely have to.
There are also those men who drink simply because it is what they have always done since high school or college. They feel that it completes them in a way because they are able to have this event in their lives that they can always go to. It is also easier for some people to socialize with their friends regularly if they have a drink or two with them instead of just sitting around the house for a couple of hours.
Men drink for many reasons and even though it can become a problem for some, it doesn’t have to become one for everyone who drinks. Alcohol is something that men use as a bonding mechanism in some cases, but others like to drink by themselves. Whatever its uses, men are going to continue to drink for the foreseeable future.
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