How To Stop Drinking Alcohol



How to stop drinking alcohol.

Well, this is a bit of a touchy subject for most people, even the ones with liver damage.

For me it was pretty easy, the doctors said, “If you keep drinking, you WILL die!”

So I stopped, there and then.

This is not the case for most.
And my good Doctor has told me on numerous occasions, the majority of people continue to drink, even after being diagnosed with liver cirrhosis.

Now I understand that, because the stress of being told you are going to die (sooner than you would like) is quite high.

I am a bit different, but stopping straight away, and with no help is not normal.

But I have been asked “how do I stop drinking” by friends before.

So here are some of the how to stop drinking techniques I have learned about.

The first one is alcohol suppressants. These are mainly herbal and vitamin based pills or supplements, and some of them do work. A friend told me about Declinol- Extra Strength Alcohol Cravings Kit, which he says does help with the cravings of alcohol, but you still need a bit of will power to completely stop drinking.

If you want to stop drinking alcohol, then gradually cutting down on the amount of alcohol you drink as opposed to giving up alcohol completely straight away can help, and can be easier to start with. Reducing the amount you drink can be an effective stepping stone to giving up alcohol completely.

Cutting down doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult, if you drink every night, start by taking a couple of days off from drinking. This will soon become habit, longer you do this and the more comfortable you feel with your days off, then the easier it will be to add more alcohol-free days. Until eventually you will add more days and then thy will all be alcohol free days. I have had 2 years + of alcohol free days, and I don’t miss it at all.

How to stop drinking alcohol (going cold turkey)

Going ‘cold turkey’ or suddenly drinking no alcohol at all can cause serious alcohol withdrawal symptoms if you were drinking heavily before. And I must admit that I did feel terrible when I stopped drinking, but that could have been from the liver damage and it’s effects.

Doctors point out that “psychological symptoms are very common, and not just if you’re a really heavy drinker. You can have short-term problems even with relatively low levels of alcohol consumption if you’ve become used to drinking really regularly”. Psychological symptoms can include irritability, poor concentration, feeling shaky, feeling tired, difficulty sleeping or bad dreams.

Physical alcohol withdrawal symptoms including trembling hands, sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, palpitations and lack of appetite are less common, but are signs that you were drinking a little too much. Severe physical side effects include convulsions, confusion, fever and even hallucinations. If you experience physical withdrawal symptoms of any kind, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

There are supplements/pills that can and do help with withdrawal like Mitadone Alcohol Withdrawal Aid, which helps eliminate cravings, symptoms & helps you quit drinking alcohol.

Good luck, and always ask your friends and family to support you and help if they can.

Oh and it is also a good idea to avoid going to bars.


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