Though there is no specific reason for drinking alcoholic beverages, every consumer has a specific drink that he/she prefers and can not resist anytime it appears on the counter.
But as change management talks about the need for every human being to make a change at a particular point in time, majority of alcoholic consumers still have the notion that marrying to one particular “bottle”( drink) help them keep in check their drinking habits.
This notion, though is a conjuncture some experts believe that people can either become chronic drinkers or lack the beauty of drinking if they keep to a specific drink.
Interacting with some youth in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region on A1radioonline.com they shared their drinking experience and why they keep to that same drink for years despite wanting to change.
Robert, not his real name said “My grandma actually introduced me to alcohol. She used to send me to buy her ‘Golden larger beer’ at a nearby spot around our house. And anytime, I come, she will pour some small for me. Then I developed the taste for Golden larger beer. Now, if I’m at a function and there is no Golden larger beer, no drink for me on that day. My fear to change for a different drink is that it may increase my alcoholic intake and I don’t want it to be so. Hence I will rather be managing with my larger beer.”
Guinness is my drink, Kojo Akoo said, and I do not see any reason why I should change because anytime I drink three bottles of Guinness I usually feel the energy inside me. Who doesn’t want that? He asked.
Akoo noted that he started drinking and developing the love for Guinness at the Senior High School in 2005, and was introduced to it by his closest friend at the time.
Randy, not his real name also said he loved club beer and can drink up to eight bottles without getting tipsy.
This he said often got him worried and will not hesitate to shift to a different drink. “I will like to change but how promising will that be because I may end up drinking more or less. So let me keep to what I know”, he added.
Robert Azaare said he did like pito, the local beverage than any other drink that “…I know what they used to make it and where”.
He said he started drinking pito at the age of 12 and it was due to the house he grew up in as his mother used to make pito.
Meanwhile, health experts are cautioning that excessive intake of alcohol can harm one’s liver, causes cancer such as cancer of the mouth, oesophagus, throat, liver and breast as well as affect the immune system.
Source: A1radioonline.com/101.1 MHz/Moses Apiah/Ghana