29. Can A Drink Really Be A Shrink?

How often do we actually speak about what kills us, rips us apart and makes us feel so vulnerable that we can’t take it anymore? Do we really fall for addictions due to loneliness or do we get lonely because we fall for addictions? So many questions, all it feels is to tell the other person to just shut up and sit besides and just be there and not say a thing.

Here, we are not talking about being an alcoholic. There are so many things in the world which say that alcohol makes you forget everything, but isn’t it just for a while? Does reality actually change? We all know the answer. But we form a habit of running away from problems and drown into unconsciousness because it makes us feel comfortable, it makes us feel like we are hugged by a certain someone and life is just as easy as it could be, like someone who is listening to all our problems and for real, understand what we go through.

A lot of us might not even know what does a shrink mean, so let me define it for you:

noun informal
a psychiatrist.
“you should see a shrink”

Yes, it means someone who is professionally meant to support you and listen to all what you have to say because it is going to make you feel lighter. The point is, what would you choose? To pay for a drink and stay drowned, ignore the situation or to pay for someone’s time for them to listen to you and help you come out of it?

The context here is not meant to compare both the situations but to simply put, would you let the drink be your shrink? Let me know in the comments.

Second last post for the very amazing November challenge – National Blog Posting Month. (#NaBloPoMo)


12 Comments, RSS

  1. Amrita Basu November 30, 2016 @ 10:44 pm

    That’s a very interesting thought provoking post.Alcohol just numbs your memory for a little while and gives you bad liver for a very long time
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    • adodani November 30, 2016 @ 10:47 pm

      Really appreciate your visit and comment 🙂 Prompt courtesy: Fiance – Richa Arora

  2. SHALINI BAISIWALA November 30, 2016 @ 11:40 pm

    Thought provoking post Ashwini and very in with the moment as Dear Zindagi is all about why one needs to see a Shrink- well done!
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    • adodani December 1, 2016 @ 10:09 am

      I am so glad you could relate. 🙂

  3. Shalini R December 1, 2016 @ 4:49 pm

    Honestly, I used to ignore the ‘whole situation’. But yes, I would any day pay to get someone’s help if I need one.
    Hope you watched Dear Zindagi. I loved the movie. But I guess many didn’t cos’ even now people aren’t open to getting help from a psychiatrist.
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    • adodani December 1, 2016 @ 5:31 pm

      Still in the pipeline, need to watch it asap 🙂

  4. Ruchie December 11, 2016 @ 4:06 pm

    Really Provoking post 🙂
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    • adodani December 12, 2016 @ 9:27 am

      Thank you, Ruchie 🙂

  5. Jaibala Rao January 12, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

    I used to be the non confrontational kind, the one who wouldn’t like to deal with stuff. So most of the times I kept it bottled in or just let it go. Would I drink it away, honestly I have thought about it often, but never actually done it, so I really don’t know how effective drinking away your problems can be for a while. But I do think that there can only be permanent solutions to the probems, if you face them so nothing else would work.
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    • adodani February 17, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

      Absolutely agree on that 🙂

  6. Akshata September 8, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

    I found this the most intriguing and hence picked up an old post. Not disappointed one bit. Loved the message you are trying to drive across. It’s sad that visiting a shrink is considered a taboo but when one drinks that’s like a wow thing

    • adodani September 11, 2017 @ 11:28 am

      Thank you, Akshata. Glad you could connect 🙂

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