Quitting drinking completely is not that easy but it definitely possible to do so.
Here are 5 tips to help you overcome your drinking habit successfully:
1. If you drink every day, decide upon one non-drinking day in a week. Try not to drink on that particular day. Once you are able to succeed in this, you can add on more days in your weekly plan as non-alcohol days. If you have been drinking for long, you can’t cut back all of a sudden as it may cause alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It is safe to give up drinking slowly and gradually.
2. Make a list of pros and cons of drinking. Do not feel shy to admit if drinking offers you any benefits. At the same time, be honest and put down all the negative sides of drinking. Write down everything including arguments with spouse, tension at your home, impact of your drinking habit on your kids and family, your financial problems etc. Compare the pros and cons every day. It would help you in taking a firm decision to overcome your drinking habit.
3. Think about things that you can do to have fun when you are not drinking. Swimming, playing your favourite sport, watching movies, going for a drive, and meeting friends and family are some of the many things that can keep you busy and entertained when you feel the urge to drink.
4. Stay positive and don’t lose hope. You may not be able to give up drinking so easily. But if you stay positive and have complete faith in yourself you would surely be able to quit drinking.
5. Take help of a good rehab center. You would get all the support and help that is required for overcoming alcoholism.