Motivations to Quit Drinking
If a person reaches a stage when he starts thinking about quitting his drinking habit, then it is already one big step to accomplishing the desire completely. Your acceptance or denial or your dependence on alcohol plays a very important role in wanting to renounce it or not.
To continue, we have to bear in mind that the word addiction can mean two things. We can think of behavioral abuse or a pathetic alcoholic. You are an alcohol abuser if you keep on drinking alcohol with the full knowledge of your neglect of responsibilities at home or work, and despite the problems it is causing your relationships. In the United States, most adults eighteen and above have this problem.
On the other hand, a pathetic alcoholic is one who is always feeling the need to drink even without intending to or drinking more than you intend to. This is a chronic disease as considered by many experts. If you are not any of the above, then you can take steps now to stop drinking. You should immediately see a doctor or you can also seek help from a support group. While some people can stop drinking on their own, others need medical help to manage the physical process of withdrawal.
A right mindset should be there to begin with. And since your case is behavioral, contrast your reason for drinking with a list of reasons why you want to cut it down or stop drinking. Post it in a place where you can see it often. Or to help you further, share your plan with others. They can help reprimand your cognitive attention to what you said you would do.
Sometimes we fail after succeeding for a time, but this should not discourage us or make us lose hope, but this should motivate us to wage a fiercer war on this addiction always reminding yourself of the reasons why you have decided to quit and the benefits you can gain through it. Those who try to stop their addiction sometimes fall again and again. Always remind yourself of the reasons why you wanted to quit in the first place and use it to help yourself start again. Continue with that behavior. Everyone understands that changing a habit takes a lot of will to despite the knowledge that it will be for your own best interest and good. And the more you practice this new behavior, then it will soon become a new habit.
What can help you further is to avoid the former crowd and try developing new friendships and a new lifestyle that will help you stay focused on your goals. You might need to attend a self-help group to bolster your determination.