To some, quitting alcohol may seem like a walk in the park, but it’s certainly not the case. Many people have tried and many have failed.
If you have being abusing alcohol for a long period of time, it’s unlikely that you will be able to stop using it immediately. However, knowing how to do it the right way can make it possible. Below you will be able to find some simple and easy ways to stop drinking.
Why do want to stop drinking? What are the advantages of quitting the amount of alcohol I drink?
Think about why you want to stop drinking as well as the advantages of it and think about how you will be able to achieve them. Getting into these positive habits from the start will help you get rid of your negative habits.
Now think about all the bad things that happen when you drink alcohol and write it down. It could affect your health, your loved ones and even your career. Work through this one thoroughly, as this plays a key role in achieving the goal of staying clean and sober.
The next step is to ask yourself what positive things you expect to happen once you stop drinking, including how will better your life and write this down as well.
Once you have written all these things down and feel ready to stop drinking for good, it’s time to work out a plan of action.
This may seem tough, but it’s actually pretty easy. Determination will be needed now, but this alone won’t help you stop drinking.
What causes you to want to drink? Find out what starts your cravings for alcohol and write them down.
Now it is time to put your bad behaviours behind you and look to start new, positive habits. The sooner this is done, the quicker will you be able to stop drinking.
Remember, you won’t stop drinking overnight; it takes hard work and lots of perseverance to accomplish your goal. Start with the small achievements and work your way up to the bigger ones.
Most alcoholics drink because of feelings and emotions they experience at a certain time. If you are able to keep them in check, then there’s a good chance that you will be able stop drinking. But how do you do it?
Find new activities that will be able to keep your mind off alcohol. Find a hobby; get a pet or even start exercising. All these things are good at keeping your mind away from drinking.
It’s important to keep tabs on your progress as well as checking what’s working for you and what’s not. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your loved ones. Quitting alcohol is a tough process and you will need all the help you can get.
The best way to stop drinking alcohol is to get the help of professionals. We provide access into the best private alcohol rehabilitation centres all over South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand.
Call us now and let one of our addiction counsellors find the best alcoholism treatment clinic for you.