Are you addicted to alcohol? Or is someone you love being troubled by it? Are you having problems caused due to alcohol everywhere, all around you and the problem just doesn’t seem to end? This is what you need to do to get rid of this addiction that has taken over your life.
Here are six ways to help you get over your alcohol addiction and get your life back on track:
1.Find out the root cause of the problem
The reason that you are addicted to alcohol may not be regularly drinking alone, but it could also be a way to reduce stress, depression or anxiety in your life. You may feel that drinking alcohol would reduce your pain, but the truth is it will make your life more miserable.
A bad phase, a lost job, a broken relationship or any personal issue, may be the root cause of drinking. There are other ways to deal with such problems.
Alcohol is NOT the solution.
2.Spend more time with your family and your loved ones
Your family and your peers are those people who support you and want you to progress in life. Spend more time with the ones who want you to come out of this dilemma that you are living in. Being busy with your well-wishers will make you want you to do better in life and avoid the negative company. The more time you spend with the people who care for you, the faster will you recover.
3.Change your Lifestyle
You may want to stop at times, but do it for three months in a row. Believe me, you will see the change within you.
4. Listen to your instinct
Be independent of all the people who provoke you to drink, your instinct will tell you that. LISTEN to your instinct and APPLY it in your life.
5.Use alternative ways to cope
Replace your old bad habits with new good ones. Slowly you will start enjoying the things you lost interest in, like thinking of your career or enjoying coffee instead of a glass of wine and even remembering your mothers birthday. Start yoga and meditation exercises: it will help you stabilize your emotions and negate the negative emotions you feel within yourself.
If you drink every evening or every night, you can start doing something else around that time. Maybe being engrossed in an engaging novel. KEEP YOURSELF BUSY!
You know it is hampering with your life, start with reduction initially. If you drink regularly, every night, change this by drinking twice or thrice a week.Next step, you can reduce the quantity you take in.
When you look back, you will see the number of days you actually have managed go without alcohol. If you can go for a day without it, believe me, it proves that you don’t need it every day.
These are the few steps you need to APPLY in your LIFE and gradually you will see yourself doing so much better. Keep moving forward, it may take time, but every step you take brings you closer to your goal. Believe in yourself. Never lose hope. I believe in YOU.