Changing your Mindset to Help 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. Your acceptance or denial or your dependence on alcohol plays a very important role in wanting to renounce it or not.
The word addiction can have two meanings. We can think of behavioral abuse or a pathetic alcoholic. You are an alcohol abuser if you keep on drinking alcohol with the full knowledge of your neglect of responsibilities at home or work, and despite the problems it is causing your relationships. This is most commonly known behavioral addiction in the United State among adults and ages eighteen and older.
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. This is a chronic disease as considered by many experts. However, since your case is different from that, you can take steps today to stop drinking. Your first step might be to see your doctor, or contact 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.
But it has to start with a right mindset. And with your behavioral case, you can contrast your reasons for drinking with a list of reasons why you should stop drinking. If you want to always be reminded of this, look for a place where you can post it and see it often. Or to help you further, share your plan with others. 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. It is common for people to relapse. Begin again, using your experience to help you learn how to use that legitimate reason why you want to stop. Continue with that behavior. Changing a former behavior is not easy even if it is for your own 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. And to bolster your determination, it is also good to attend a self-help group.
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