How to Stop Drinking Alcohol
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.
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.
Follow this 7 simple steps in your journey to avoid alcohol
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.
If you do drink, make sure it is only in sips rather than gulps and that you place some time in between drinks. 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.
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.
Just because you stop drinking doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. Try using the money you would have spend for alcoholic beverages for other hobbies and entertainment for yourself.
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.
There are going to be certain days or hours where you are just tempted to drink. Make a plan on how you can throw the temptation away on this days or hours and make sure you execute those plans.
If you never stop trying then you will probably be able to stop drinking. Also remember that learning to stop drinking won’t happen instantly and will take time, but you can do it! Keeping a diary on your improvements will help encourage you to keep on improving.