Why you should avoid drinking alcohol during a breakup

Breaking up with someone can be a tough and emotional time, and many people turn to alcohol to help numb the pain. While it may seem like a good idea at the time, drinking during a breakup can actually make things worse in the long run. Here are some reasons why you should avoid drinking alcohol during a breakup:

  1. Alcohol is a depressant – Alcohol is known to be a depressant, which means it slows down the central nervous system and can lead to feelings of sadness and depression. While you may think drinking will help you forget about your problems, it will actually make them feel worse.
  2. It impairs judgment – Alcohol can impair your judgment, making it harder to think clearly and make rational decisions. This can lead to impulsive and regretful actions, like sending drunk texts or making decisions you’ll regret later on.
  3. It makes you more emotional – Alcohol can also make you more emotional, increasing feelings of sadness, anger, and anxiety. This can lead to more intense and potentially damaging fights or arguments with your ex, or lead you to do things you wouldn’t normally do when sober.
  4. It can lead to addiction – If you turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism during a breakup, it can become a habit that’s hard to break. Over time, this can lead to alcoholism and other related health problems.
  5. It delays the healing process – Drinking during a breakup may provide temporary relief, but it will delay the healing process. You need to confront your feelings and work through them in order to move on, and alcohol will only make that process take longer.

In conclusion, drinking during a breakup may seem like an easy solution, but it will only make things worse in the long run. Instead, try to find healthier coping mechanisms, such as exercise, therapy, or spending time with friends and family. Remember, healing takes time, but with the right support and care, you will get through this difficult time and come out stronger on the other side.


Believe it or not, many think drinking takes the edge off something that works.

It doesn’t work; I have been there trying to numb on the weekend so I don’t feel lonely.

There is no shame if we take a few drinks, but why would you want to do something that will only make you sad?

When I caught myself drinking on weekends to numb, and knowing that this was a path I was unwilling to take, I quit drinking.

I became sober and became the person at the party who said, “no, thank you, I do not drink.”

What was even more of an oxymoron was I was upset that I was in a relationship with an alcoholic, yet I was there drinking my pain away.

Take it from me, it doesn’t make sense, and you won’t miss the drinks if you decide to go sober.

I always recommend that anyone going through a breakup stop drinking during this time. Instead, allow the natural process of grief to take its course.

Not because we are in pain or our hearts feel like it will never heal no matter how much time has passed. The pain means we can do life. Unfortunately, life is also painful, and a breakup is just one of those things we must go through.

It takes time to heal from heartbreak, but it also takes self-care.


2 thoughts on “Why you should avoid drinking alcohol during a breakup

  1. Your blog is my go-to for inspiration and motivation. I always leave feeling inspired and ready to take on new challenges. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and positivity with the world.

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