Changing your Mindset to Help 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. Behavioral abuse or a pathetic alcoholic are the two things that come to mind from the word addiction. An alcohol abuser is a person who drinks in a manner that causes problems in his life like neglecting his responsibilities at work or home or continuing to drink despite relationship problems that it is causing. This is most commonly known behavioral addiction in the United State among adults and ages eighteen and older.
In contrast, a pathetic alcoholic is one with a state of mind that feels the need to drink, which is drinking at times you did not intend to or drinking more than you intended to. This type of addiction is considered by many experts to be a chronic, or lifelong disease. 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. There are people who have the will to stop drinking on their own yet others need medical help to handle the withdrawal symptoms.
But it has to start with a right mindset. 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. It is common for people to relapse. Always remind yourself of the reasons why you wanted to quit in the first place and use it to help yourself start again. For as long as you can, 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. But the more you practice that new behavior, the more likely it is that they will become a habit.
On the material side, when your current life revolves around alcohol use, you might need to choose new friends or a new lifestyle so you can stay focused on your goal. Attending a self-help group can help bolster your determination.