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6 Tips for Alcohol Addicts to Quit Drinking
Beating an addiction is not easy, and when it is for alcohol, it appears to be the most difficult task in this world. But it is not impossible with a little dedication. Nobody needs alcohol to survive; hence abstaining from the practice should not affect your lifestyle logically. However, often people struggle to quit their drinking habit, realising the adverse health effect. Once you decide to get rid of the habit, go for it, no matter how ghastly the addiction was or how lifeless you feel now. These steps will go a long run towards helping you quitting this bad addiction with time. Take a step forward before you sink to rock bottom!
Control Your Mind
The human brain is stronger than its habits. It is all up to us and how we control it. Drinking alcohol is just a habit, but with solid commitment one can gear up to quit this habit. There will be times when you might feel like having a glass, at any cost. This is the most crucial part of the practice about how you suppress your desire and stick to yourresolve. Just think of it is a passing phase and you’ll overcome it one day.
Try to involve yourself in some distractions like watching your favourite series, goingto a movie or shopping and check if the urge passes over. After sometime, you will feel happy seeing yourself progress towards stronger self-control. Your first step towards this commitment has, thus, been made.
Say Yes to a Healthy Lifestyle
During your journey towards quitting alcohol, whenever you find yourself slipping, think of the thousand reasons that force you toquit drinking. For instance, your health. A healthy life is waiting at the edge of the other side. Remember our body adapts and reacts to our habits and our lifestyle, so be prepared for your body to take a while to readjust to your sobriety.
A healthy body means a peaceful mind and a livelier life. But with the hustle and bustle of life, we often tend to ignore our health. In this case, having a bad addiction means you are threatening your life intentionally. Remember your health insurance policy would not cover you, in case you’re an alcohol addict. Health insurance companies in India don’t register a case or claim for an accident that happens under the influence of alcohol. In such cases, if an emergency arises, you may end up paying the hefty medical bills on your own. So, why make amess of things? Stay healthy and happy.
Evaluate Drawbacks and Benefits
Make a table weighing the benefits and costs of drinking alcohol to the benefits and costs of getting rid of this habit. Here we go-
Advantages of Drinking
Advantages of Not Drinking
When I drink, I forget all my problems. It would probably improve my relationships
I enjoy drinking. My physical and mental status will be stable
I love this way of relaxing and chilling out after a hectic day. I’d have enough time for the people and activities that are my priorities.
Drawbacks of Drinking
Drawbacks of Not Drinking
My relationships are deteriorating I’d have to search for another option to deal with my problems
Sometimes I feel depressed, ashamed and anxious but I am helpless. I’ll, probably,lose my drinking partners
It adversely affects my job performances and responsibilities that I have towards my family My responsibilities are now my priorities that I ignored once.