Understanding that your determination can decrease with social drinking. There is a moment we recognize that our well-being hits rock bottom because social drinking often becomes heavy drinking.
No matter what, we are still longing for drinks at a marriage, a company event, at a club, etc.
You should realize that acknowledging that you have a drinking problem may not be easy.
Supporting programs like AA aren't of any relevance to us as we don't consider ourselves addicted to alcohol.
Acknowledging that we have a problem should be the number one step to take here.
We can only forge ahead when we agree to retrace our steps.
One thing amongst all, that you need to always call to mind from this article is the quote below.
"The next drink will always come." There will be another opportunity to relax with a cold beer. Being aware of this is vital. We're not seeking to eliminate drinking from our lives completely - but looking to be able to cut down and control it. If we remember that there will always be another chance to have a drink at some other point, things will seem a lot easier.
For example, you're sitting in work one Tuesday afternoon. Having a go at the scotch after work comes to mind. However, is there any purpose behind the drinking on this Tuesday afternoon? Couldn't you stay without the drink on this given day and still manage to be a good friend, partner or parent? Do not mix up a need with a want. Is it possible for you to stay away from alcohol on Tuesday by going into the bar on Wednesday after watching a ballgame? Or take two days off from drinking, go the pub on Thursday with friends and have a good time. You must understand and always remember that the next drink will inevitably arrive and therefore, when you decide to put it off for a couple of days, you will find it enjoyable.
When trying to reduce your alcohol intake, finding ways to distract yourself can be very helpful.
If you are concerned about being too weak simply to sit at home and not to hit the bottle you can find some other activity, which will provide the distraction needed.
There are few better ways of getting to drink less than occupying your time with more work. Many of us who drink excessively are functional alcoholics.
We don't have a glass in the office. Therefore, it should sound ridiculously easy to cut down on the drinking. You could even get a part time job. This attempt will not just give you some extra money to help yourselves or your family, and you would have found perhaps the best distraction which can possibly keep you away from the alcohol.
Feeling hangover is not unusual for people who drink excessively. It makes us crave for the next bottle in order to get back to that mood; otherwise, we don't feel better. On the rare nights when we did not have a drink, we feel great on the next morning. Invigorated. Before sipping the first beer of the night, try to remember how you felt on the morning when alcohol wasn't in your body. You would have felt really great at that time. Take that as your drug
Think about how good they feel. Collect any of the periodicals and enjoy the tales of families enjoying their break at the beach. Hear the tales of the outing enjoyed by your brother's family without alcohol by calling them. It is important for you to realise that life does not have to be centered around alcohol.
If you do not have any children yourselves, you can consider imaginary children and wonder what they would think about you in the present conditions. As parents, we have the responsibility to be the best guides and examples we can be. So, if we're drinking all the time, are we? Ask yourself whether or not your parents used to drink heavily? In some cases no, so why do we have to take this road? If they did then do we really want to end up embarrassing ourselves the same way they did? Shame. That's the focal word here. Can you recall the moment of birth of your kid?
We would everything possible for that child.Have hindsight, think how the heavy drinking may embarrass our children in the future. Or more serious - imagine if our heavy drinking lead to an accident that injured you from caring for your child, or even injured your child.
As people who drink heavily, we have to choose. Do we want to get a hold of our drinking and lead better lives or do we want to wait until our lives are headed straight for a rehab centre? You must be considering a control measure as you read through this article. We can all utilise the opportunity of getting our lives back together without compromising on our dignity. There is no need to brag "I'm a heavy drinker and I'm sixty days abstemious". We have a chance of being able to enjoy our drinks for the rest of our lives if we can only cut back. The tips provided will certainly make it easy because I personally believe that thought of never having a drink again is the one that keeps a major portion of alcoholics from seeking help. Total quitting is not involved in the method I propose. You have a chance of moving far from addiction without having to give up the bottle completely.