Tips To Help Quit Drinking

Tips To Help Quit Drinking

10-02-2021

How to Quit Drinking on Your Own by Avoiding Triggers

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Triggers are things, people, and other factors that prompt you to get drunk. Each person has different triggers. Some sample of triggers include peers, sleep disorders, and even places where you have a history of drinking. Some people also tend to binge when they are alone at home, or when they feel depressed or stressed.

 

One way to avoid drinking alcohol is by recognizing these triggers. Write these triggers down and list ways on how to avoid them. If you tend to drink when you are alone, call one of your non-drinking friends and ask if they (or you) can come over for a chat.

 

When you feel stressed at work, release it by engaging in sports. Invite your colleagues to a football game or yoga time. Going to the gym can also help release your stress. Some people also used alcohol as sleep inducers. Prevent this by doing some exercise and taking a long hot bath or walk to relax.

 

Unhealthy emotional relationships can also trigger your alcohol cravings, as most often than not, these entanglements can cause depression that can lead to drinking problems. Release yourself from such attachments and start a sober life.

 

If you regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down.

Fourteen units is equivalent to 6 pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.

Make a plan

Before you start drinking, set a limit on how much you're going to drink.

Set a budget

Only take a fixed amount of money to spend on alcohol.

Let them know

If you let your friends and family know you're cutting down and it's important to you, you could get support from them.

Take it a day at a time

Cut back a little each day. That way, every day you do is a success.

Make it a smaller one

You can still enjoy a drink, but go for smaller sizes. Try bottled beer instead of pints, or a small glass of wine instead of a large one.

Have a lower-strength drink

Cut down the alcohol by swapping strong beers or wines for ones with a lower strength (ABV in %). You'll find this information on the bottle. Or try non alcoholic alternative.

Stay hydrated

Have a glass of water before you have alcohol and alternate alcoholic drinks with water or other non-alcoholic drinks.

Take a break

Have several drink-free days each week.

Benefits of cutting down

The immediate effects of cutting down include:

feeling better in the mornings

being less tired during the day

better looking skin

feeling more energetic

better weight management

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