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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. People who deny that they are addicted to alcohol will still have to go a long way before wanting to renounce it.

To continue, we have to bear in mind that the word addiction can mean two things. It can mean a behavioral abuse or a pathetic alcoholic. An alcohol abuser is a person who drinks in a manner that causes problems in his life like neglecting his responsibilities at work or home or continuing to drink despite relationship problems that it is causing. Behavioral addiction is very common among adults eighteen and above in the United States.

In contrast, a pathetic alcoholic is one with a state of mind that feels the need to drink, which is drinking at times you did not intend to or drinking more than you intended to. Many experts look at this type of addiction as a chronic disease. If you are not any of the above, then you can take steps now to stop drinking. You should immediately see a doctor or you can also seek help from a support group. Some people have strong wills to handle the problems by themselves, or they can stop drinking without help, but other need medical help to manage the withdrawal process.

A right mindset should be there to begin with. And since your case is behavioral, contrast your reason for drinking with a list of reasons why you want to cut it down or stop drinking. You should always be reminded of these so you should post it somewhere you can easily see. Sharing your plan to quit with others will give you further help. They can always remind you of your plans.

If you fail after having successfully stopped, it does not mean that you cannot continue to wage war between what motivated you to drink versus the reasons why you need to stop drinking again and the benefits that you can take out of it. Those who try to stop their addiction sometimes fall again and again. Always remind yourself of the reasons why you wanted to quit in the first place and use it to help yourself start again. Continue with that behavior. Everyone understands that changing a habit takes a lot of will to despite the knowledge that it will be for your own best interest and good. It will soon become a habit if you keep on practicing this new behavior.

On the material side, when your current life revolves around alcohol use, you might need to choose new friends or a new lifestyle so you can stay focused on your goal. Attending a self-help group can help bolster your determination.