Understand that your decision to quit could be hampered by social drinking. For a lot of people, social drinking has taken them down a dangerous road,addiction and dependency can set in, and the condition of life has decreased.
No matter what, we are still longing for drinks at a marriage, a company event, at a club, etc.
That your drinking has been unleashed can sometimes be tough to recognise.
You may not see yourself as an alcoholic, and the idea of AA programs, and others alike, is something that is not for you.
Acknowledging that we have a problem should be the number one step to take here.
Moving forward is much easier after we admit to ourselves that we need to change.
Don't forget this sentence if you ignore everything else from this article.
The next drink will always come. Chilling with a cold beer will always be accessible. It is important that you know this. We are not making an attempt, not to have a drink again within our lives, but we are just looking forward to cutting down on the drinking drastically. Things become a lot easier if we can bear in mind that an opportunity to indulge in drinking again will always be available.
You could be hard at work on a particular Tuesday for instance. Your mind starts to concentrate on a nice, cold beverage when you get home. The question is, to what end will you drink this scotch on a Tuesday night? Couldn't you stay without the drink on this given day and still manage to be a good friend, partner or parent? Is it necessary for you to take alcohol? Why don't you skip past the drink on Tuesday and go to the pub on Wednesday to watch the game instead? Won't it be better for you to even leave Tuesday and Wednesday out of it, and watch that game on Thursday? Putting off the next drink by a few days will make it even better when you eventually have it and you're sure that the next drink will come so why rush for it?
Lowering your alcohol intake volume could best be achieved through diversions.
If you are concerned about being too weak simply to sit at home and not to hit the bottle you can find some other activity, which will provide the distraction needed.
This is the best way to quit alcohol, though it sounds so simplistic. Functional alcoholics are the majority of us who have too many glasses.
We normally do not drink when at work. So, who doesn't see how simple it is? Keep yourselves occupied by getting a part-time job apart from your regular job. The good thing about this is that you'll find a distraction from drinking and you'll also be doing something that may bring in some extra money.
For many of us, who have experience in thinking too much, the hangover is far to familiar. It makes us crave for the next bottle in order to get back to that mood; otherwise, we don't feel better. And, in those mornings where we did not drink the night before, how great do we actually feel? We even feel more energetic. Before having the first beer you should remember the time when you woke up without any alcohol within your system. You felt amazing. Make this your high.
Think of how their lives are going. Read about families that spent their time at a theme park from a magazine. Get in touch with your relatives and ask them about the simple things their family did today without alcohol consumption. Understand that alcohol is not the centre of the world.
If you do not have any children yourselves, you can consider imaginary children and wonder what they would think about you in the present conditions. Being the best examples and encouragement to the people around us is the greatest duty we have as parents. Are we performing our duties as drunks? Were our parents heavy drinkers? In some cases no, so why do we have to take this road? For some others, yes, is that the type of embarrassment we want to mete to our kids? Embarrassment. That's the most important word in this context. Think of the first time you saw your child after they were born.
We would everything possible for that child.Think of the embarrassment that your heavy drinking will subject you children to. Or to make matters worse, think how irresponsible as parents we can become because of our binge drinking and cause harm, in the worst case scenario to our kid or kids.
If we are indulging in alcohol consumption excessively we definitely have a choice to make. Do we want to reach the point of no return where the only option left will be to go into rehab or are we looking forward to controlling our indulgences to become a better person? You must be considering a control measure as you read through this article. Everyone has the chance to pull their lives back together, and maintain our self respect. No one has to proclaim "I'm an alcoholic and today I am eighty days sober". Before we go into full time addiction, the power to curtail our drinking is still in our hands. Being focused on not drinking again at all prevents alcoholics from looking for therapy and these hints make this task simpler. With this program, you do not need to worry about it. It is a simple and a gradual move from the addiction to the bottle which can lead you towards enjoying the bottle.