Stopping Drinking

If you continue to do the same things, you will inevitably get the same results. This is not rocket science, it is common sense. Yet it is amazing how many people think that they can continue to live their life in the same way and the outcome will somehow be different.


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Stopping Drinking

Do you want to stop drinking? Are you thinking about stopping drinking? Or do you think that you need to stop drinking? Stopping drinking consists of dealing with a number of issues.

Physical Dependence
Are you dependent on alcohol? That is, are you physically addicted? Do you sweat a lot, your hands shake and you feel anxious when you stop drinking for any time? People who are physically addicted have difficulty resisting drinking alcohol, because of the unpleasant effects they experience when they abstain (see Withdrawals page). In fact, some alcoholism experts suggest that the withdrawals are what motivates problem drinkers to continue drinking. If you have a high physical dependence (take the dependence assessment here) then you may need to get medication from your doctor to help you through the first few days.

Motivation to Stop
Stopping drinking is not an easy task, but you probably know that already. You may have stopped in the past and not managed to stay stopped for very long. Many people are motivated to do something, eg take exercise, quit smoking, diet, stop drinking, but as soon as the initial decision wears off their resolve falters. If you are going to continue beyond that first flush of enthusiasm, you need to be very aware of why you are stopping. What do you hope to gain from this effort?

This website has unique tools that help you to build and clarify your motivation to stop, so your resolve will not falter. These tools will help you to look at your life systematically and decide whether, how and why you should change. The tools are accompanied by videos that walk you through the procedure and show you what you need to do.

Changing your Lifestyle
If you continue to do the same things, you will inevitably get the same results. This is not rocket science, it is common sense. Yet it is amazing how many people think that they can continue to live their life in the same way and yet somehow their life will change (this is often called magical thinking). For example, if after you stopped drinking you continually go to the same bar, on the same nights, at the same time, with the same people, it would not be very surprising if you started drinking again. So lifestyle changes are needed. This website shows you some ways to start changing your lifestyle to accommodate new behaviours and eliminate old behaviours.

Handling Relapse
Many, but not all, successful changers and drink stoppers fell off the wagon a few times before they eventually succeeded. A slip is not a failure, it is just a slip, provided you go back to trying to change. Obviously if you just give up, it is more than a slip. Slips are something you need to prepare for, not because they are inevitable or desirable but, because if you have a plan of how to deal with them, then a slip will not become a full blown relapse. This website has tools to pinpoint your relapse risks and has help on how to avoid them.

All of these issues are dealt with in detail within the website.  Everything you need, tools, help and support, to successfully stop drinking and change your life can be found in this website.  You can start to change your life now, this minute, without having to attend a doctor or AA meetings.   Come and register for this website now.  You have nothing to lose but your problems.