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10 Tips to Being Alcohol Free

Sep 4, 2008
1) Distance yourself from places and situations where you might find yourself tempted to drink. Avoid bars and quit hanging around the "drinking buddies" who won't support or understand your goal to quit drinking.

2. Throw out your alcohol. If you have it in your home, get rid of it. If you have a spouse or roommate who drinks, ask them to support you by not drinking around you. This is a step you must take if you're serious about quitting alcohol.

3. It is much easier if you take it one day at a time.

4) Share with friends and family your desire to stop drinking alcohol. Surround yourself with people who will support your decision and help you keep your goal.

5. Reward your successes to give yourself incentive not to drink. For every day (or even every hour) that you make it through without a drink, give yourself a pat on the back! Give yourself the praise you deserve for having the strength to quit drinking and share those victories with family and friends to keep your spirits up.

6. Picture yourself how you would look in the future when you're completely alcohol-free. Visualization is very powerful in helping you make the right decisions.

7) Keep goals obtainable. Don't set your goals so high that you can't reach them and leave you frustrated. Maybe you can't just quit all at once. At least set a goal of having one less drink today and then one less than that tomorrow. Small steps are better than no steps.

8. Sort out the psychological and emotional issues associated with your drinking problem. Some people begin drinking to escape problems they have and new ones are created by their drinking. Other people have alcoholism that runs in their family. The important thing it to find someone who can help you deal with these problems.

9) Seek out positive and meaningful activities to be a part of.

10) Last but not least, never, ever give up!
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