If you are currently drinking too much alcohol, then you may not be sure first of all how to change and secondly whether it is even possible. This is especially true if you have been drinking for a long time.
Options such as AA, counseling, inpatient or outpatient treatment facilities as well as other support groups may have been mentioned to you or are things you might have come across in your research.
Well, what about actually changing on your own?
Is It Even Possible To Quit Alcohol On Your Own?
Yes it most definitely is. I have changed my drinking on my own. I was a problem drinker, drinking two to three times per week heavily before deciding to give up forever.
Many customers of my How To Give Up Alcohol Course have either stopped drinking completely or have learnt how to successful moderate their alcohol drinking on their own.
Some people just by reading some of the free e-mails or the What Is Alcohol Doing To Me? free e-book which you can receive by putting your name and e-mail address in the box on the right hand side have also made changes on their own.
So, it is definitely possible and in some cases preferable to identifying yourself as an alcoholic or having to go to long-term and expensive counseling.
A Word Of Warning
Having said this, I do need to make it clear that I always recommend, especially if you are working on your own to quit alcohol, that you see your medical practitioner first. The key is to make sure it is safe for you to suddenly reduce your alcohol intake. It may be that your body physically needs time to reduce your intake.
Or there may be other options for you which your medical practitioner can discuss with you in person.
How To Quit Alcohol On Your Own
The absolute key thing is to get to the point where enough is enough. You have decided to change. The pain of staying the same with alcohol is greater than the pain and discomfort of going ahead and making changes. Where you are no longer willing to tolerate the damage to your health, relationships, career prospects and quality of life.
We have an exercise in the How To Give Up Alcohol Course which can help you with this. Otherwise you are going to need to somehow get to this point. Without truly getting to this point, it will be hard to change.
The next thing is to really understand your drinking. How much are you drinking? When, where and with whom? Then more importantly, why are you drinking at each time?
It could be that it has to do with habit or boredom, or it could be that you are too stressed or anxious and need alcohol to help relax you. Once you can work this out, you can start looking at alternative ways of coping or meeting these needs, without turning to alcohol.
It is also important to work out your goals with alcohol. Some people want to give up forever whilst others are happy to simply learn to set and stick to a limit. I always recommend going for 30 days without drinking (subject to your doctor’s approval) to give you time to make your long-term decision and give you some space to make changes and work out your issues.
Getting to these 30 days could take many months of work or it could be something you could start in a day or two.
Finally, the strategies you will use will depend completely on you. This means that what works for some people or as espoused by particular groups, may not work for you. You need to find what motivates and turns you off as an individual. Once you have learnt this, you can then make major changes with your drinking.
The Ultimate Way To Quit Alcohol On Your Own
The best way I can think of to quit alcohol on your own is by purchasing your copy of the Give Up Alcohol Course which has been specially designed to help you stop drinking or moderate your alcohol consumption.
It contains a 204 page e-book, a hypnosis mp3 to help you automatically relax with alcohol and an innovative 30 day e-mail course which will help you make changes immediately with your drinking. The main e-book also contains a whole variety of powerful and easy to use approaches to help you change. Find out more about the Give Up Alcohol Course.