If you are one of those people who doesn’t what to stop drinking but simply slow down a bit, then we have prepared a perfect guide for you. Follow the steps bellow, and you won’t have problems.
Drinks with friend can be tempting too much
This socializing can turn up to be an excessive drinking. Once we face reality we realize that we have touched the bottom. If you still want to have drinks at weddings, birthday parties and holidays, reduce the amount of liquor you take, before it’s too late. Avoid going to the bars with your friends too often because in no time you can become an addict.
Deal with your decisions
We know it’s hard to accept that your life has taken a completely different turn. In the beginning, you might deny your condition, saying you aren’t alcoholic and that you don’t need AA meetings. But, that’s the most important thing, to accept your weaknesses and to recognize that you have a problem. Once you accept you have all of this, you can finally move forward.
Start with diversions
The best thing you can do it to create diversions. Think about the thing you always wanted to do, just never had time. Instead of drinking, go to movies, join the gym, read some books, spend more time with your family. Anything that will make you occupied and thinking on other things, instead of booze.
Find your way to in work and learn to be more productive. If you work more, you won’t have time to think about alcohol. A vast majority of people don’t drink while they work. You can also find a part time job, besides a regular job. In this way, you will feel more positive and happy because you are helping your family more and not as a failure because of the alcohol.
Alcoholism is a sneaky disease, and you don’t become alcoholic immediately. If your life other involves going to the bars and spending every weekend at some party, you will have a hard time in keeping things under control. Often people cross the line and start drinking excessively, even during the day. Here is what you need to do before alcoholism becomes your reality.
Slow down with drinking
It is best to keep the alcohol outside of your house before it becomes your daily routine. If your house is stocked with liquor, you will often be tempted to use it. The best way is to keep your house full of other refreshments, like tea, sodas, juices, if you have the need to drink something. On the other hand, if you don’t want to stop drinking, at least make sure to reduce it. Use reasonable amounts during the day.
Avoid drinking when you are sad
People often tend to drink then they don’t feel good. Sometimes when they are bored, lonely and stressed. Any emotional state can influence your daily use of alcohol, especially if it’s sadness. Don’t try to find the way out in the alcohol; you will only make things worse. If you are having some emotional problems often, alcohol can only turn you into an addict.
Do activities that don’t involve bars
If bars are your first stop after work, or if you tend to go there every few days, you already lost your touch with reality. Try to change something, avoid these risky places and go somewhere else. For example, you can go to the movies, start exercising, join a gym, start running, anything that will keep your mind out of alcohol. You will feel more refreshed and full of positive energy, while alcohol will only make you feel dull.
Become friend with people who don’t drink
In some way, your friend and relatives shape you, if you start hanging out with people who don’t drink, you won’t be tempted to drink as well. You will feel even embarrassed because you are the only one who is drinking, and that’s the point. To get rid of the alcohol.