Tips on How to Stop Drinking
There are many different reasons for people to wish to end alcohol consumption. If you are one of those people who make a commitment to stop alcohol consumption, these tips will really help you.
The first step is to keep in mind why you want to stop drinking. Do you have a health problem that drinking will make worse? Do you want to improve your quality of life? Or maybe you’re just tired of the after effects of drinking. There are many other questions you can ask yourself, and keep asking this throughout your journey in avoiding alcohol.
Try doing this 7 steps when you’re thinking about quitting drinking
Having many alcoholic beverages at home is a bad idea, making it easy for you to just grab a bottle and start drinking again. If you really want to avoid drinking then make sure you don’t keep alcoholic beverages at home or only a little.
It’s not good also to completely stop drinking so suddenly, if you feel you need to drink make sure you just take sips rather than gulps. Give yourself an hour before you drink another. If you really want to drink, instead of alcoholic beverages try water, juices, soda, or even eating fruits will help your thirst.
You can make a schedule for yourself on what days you can drink and what days you can’t drink. Slowly put more days in which you can not drink into your schedule.
It can be hard if you hang out with people who are drinking, but you must resist the urge to join them and learn to say NO.
Finding other hobbies can be a great help. You will discover that there are a lot of other things to enjoy without a drink in your hand.
If you feel like you just can’t do it anymore, it is too difficult for you, this is the best time when you should talk about it to someone you trust.
Make sure you are aware of what situations, individuals, times and locations, that will tempt you most to drink. Planning how to get rid of these temptations when you cross them will help you out a lot.
If you never stop trying then you will probably be able to stop drinking. If you feel like you’re not improving, just remember that it will take time and you definitely won’t improve if you don’t even try. Another way to help you is to write down your progress and how you’re feeling emotionally and physically after a few days of not drinking. Read these writings regularly and be encouraged with your improvements and try to do better with the times you struggle with mostly.