Ways to Help You Stop Drinking
Different people have different reasons for wanting to stop drinking. If you are one of those people who make a commitment to stop alcohol consumption, these tips will really help you.
Asking yourself questions like why do you want to quit drinking and then motivating yourself that this is the best thing to do will be one of the most helpful ways to stop drinking.
Follow this 7 simple steps in your journey to avoid alcohol
If you are an avid drinker, you will most likely have several alcoholic beverages at home which will be easy for you to drink at any moment. To reduce this temptation, keep only a small amount of alcoholic beverages or none at all in your fridge. This will help you so that when you are tempted to drink when you’re sitting around at home you will either have little to drink or nothing to drink at all.
Sipping your alcoholic beverages instead of gulping it down will also help you. Make sure you don’t drink two bottles straight but wait it out before you drink a second one. If you wait a while before drinking again, you will usually be able to convince yourself to not drink again. Drinking soda, water, or juices can also be a big help.
Have a day or 2 in the week were you do not drink any alcoholic beverages, and then the next week add another day, and then another for the next week , until you can go through 7 days without drinking.
Learning to say NO to people who give you alcoholic beverages will help you a lot, and if it is too difficult to say no then you can just get away from there.
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.
It is not going to be easy, and there will definitely be days when you will be discouraged and just want to quit. For days like this, the best thing is to talk to someone, maybe a family member or a friend.
Finally, you should always be on the lookout for the temptation to drink. If you are usually tempted to drink at a certain time of the day, then look for something else to do on that time to help distract you.
If you never stop trying then you will probably be able to stop drinking. Learning how to stop drinking is not an easy task, and it will take your time and energy to be able to stop permanently, but the thing is to just never give up and you will see improvements for sure. If you like, you can keep a diary on how you’re progressing and read it regularly to encourage yourself.