Motivations to Quit Drinking
If a person reaches a stage when he starts thinking about quitting his drinking habit, then it is already one big step to accomplishing the desire completely. Denying your dependence to alcohol plays a very large element in wanting to renounce it.
The word addiction can have two meanings. We can think of behavioral abuse or a pathetic alcoholic. An alcohol abuser is a person who drinks in a manner that causes problems in his life like neglecting his responsibilities at work or home or continuing to drink despite relationship problems that it is causing. In the United States, most adults eighteen and above have this problem.
On the other hand, a pathetic alcoholic is one who is always feeling the need to drink even without intending to or drinking more than you intend to. Many experts look at this type of addiction as a chronic disease. You need to take steps to stop drinking since your case is different from those above. You should immediately see a doctor or you can also seek help from a support group. There are people who have the will to stop drinking on their own yet others need medical help to handle the withdrawal symptoms.
A right mindset should be there to begin with. And since your case is behavioral, contrast your reason for drinking with a list of reasons why you want to cut it down or stop drinking. You should always be reminded of these so you should post it somewhere you can easily see. Sharing your plan to quit with others will give you further help. If you somehow fail in your plans, they will be there to remind you of what you said you would do.
Sometimes we fail after succeeding for a time, but this should not discourage us or make us lose hope, but this should motivate us to wage a fiercer war on this addiction always reminding yourself of the reasons why you have decided to quit and the benefits you can gain through it. Those who try to stop their addiction sometimes fall again and again. Always remind yourself of the reasons why you wanted to quit in the first place and use it to help yourself start again. Then continue with that behavior. Everyone understands that changing a habit takes a lot of will to despite the knowledge that it will be for your own best interest and good. It will soon become a habit if you keep on practicing this new behavior.
What can help you further is to avoid the former crowd and try developing new friendships and a new lifestyle that will help you stay focused on your goals. You might need to attend a self-help group to bolster your determination.
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