How you can quit drinking in 21 days
Ongoing alcohol use can create many problems in your life, not only with your family and friends, but also at the workplace and it is important to recognize the symptoms of alcoholism and understand the difference between than and simply being a heavy drinker.
Alcohol addiction has taken over many lives and infused the drinker with the belief that only through drinking can you survive your day. Giving in to this way of thinking is a path to disaster as you will always be reliant on the bottle for your sense of self.
Often we are given a warning, before it becomes too late, and if we don't answer the call to quit drinking then we most likely will never quit; it is at this point where, if you answer the call, then the advice I am about to give will come in most handy.
Your decision to quit drinking will affect not only you but your loved ones as well and it is these people that I want you to keep in the forefront of your mind during this process. Decide on a date to quit, one that is reasonable, and as each day gets closer you need to reduce the amount you are drinking so that on your chosen date you will be ready to give it up.
If it is feasible you should try to take the week off work during that first week that you quit, even have your doctor give you a slip stating you missed work for medical reasons. Getting out of bed will be difficult the first few days and I want you to stay in bed if you want to while your body detoxifys.
When you need support don't hesitate to call the people who want to see you succeed. If your first few days are simple don't fall into the trap of getting over confident; having that celebratory drink often leads right back to the bottle.
When you learn how to quit drinking, you just can't afford to start drinking again.