Stop or Reduce Alcohol


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Stop Alcohol or Reduce

Alcohol addiction becomes a problem when the individual feels unable to cope without it and/or when it prevents them from living a ‘normal’ life. When this happens it causes an uncontrollable desire for alcohol and this overrides the person’s ability to stop drinking, as with any other addictions, alcohol dependence can be very hard to break and it can be extremely difficult for an individual to acknowledge the existence of their problem. Alcohol addiction and substance abuse can cause problems in relationships, with careers and financially.

Hypnotherapy, coaching and NLP is often useful for the treatment of addictions, relaxation and techniques helping with stress, anxieties, depression and fears can be very effective. There will often be a root cause and finding this will have a great effective in and of itself, understanding why alcohol has become a problem and addressing this will be of massive help, will be using accessing your unconscious mind using hypnotherapy and often people will get great results very quickly and to stop alcohol if that’s your intention or to reduce.

Many individuals suffering from alcohol dependency will find it difficult to accept and acknowledge their problem and because of this it may remain undetected for years. However it is possible to rebuild lives and to get control over addictions with the right help and support. People from alcohol dependency often experience feelings of guilt, shame and remorse but despite constant and persistent efforts to control the habit they can find this difficult on their own. There is no shame in asking for help and you could stop alcohol today or reduce down.

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Health Issues
Health problems associated with excess alcohol consumption include cirrhosis of the liver, heart complications, depression, anxiety and damage to the brain and nervous system. Current UK Government guidelines recommend that women should drink no more than two to three units of alcohol each day and men no more than three to four units per day. Current research also suggests that approximately a quarter of men and one in six women drink enough to put their health at risk in the UK.

Symptoms of Alcoholism and Binge Drinking

  • Persistent and secret drinking
  • Mood swings
  • An overwhelming desire to drink
  • Loss of control
  • Lack of or losing ability to concentrate
  • Memory blackouts
  • Losing and/or lacking of interest in other things and people
  • Growing tolerance to alcohol
  • Nausea, sweating, anxiety, panic attacks and physically shaking

Causes of Excessive Alcohol Consumption
There are a number of factors are thought to lead to alcohol dependency, factors such as peer pressure, friends and that alcohol is easily available and socially acceptable. Certain genetic factors can also play a role alcohol dependency can run in the family or be more prevalent in certain areas.

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An article from Drink Aware on helping with alcohol HERE

Practical tips on giving up alcohol

Firstly, if you think you have a serious drinking problem and are experiencing any of the associated symptoms of alcohol dependence, you should consult your doctor or another medical professional about it as soon as possible. There are also a number of national alcohol support services that you can go to for advice.

Giving up completely may not be easy – especially if you’ve been a heavy drinker in the past. The following tips and techniques can make it that little bit easier.

Make your intentions known

Tell your family and friends that you’re trying to stop drinking alcohol and explain why. This way, you can share your successes with them, and they’ll understand why you’ve started turning down drinks or trips to the pub.

Frequently reminding yourself and the people close to you why you want to stop drinking can help keep you on track, and may even encourage someone else to give up or cut down with you and to stop alcohol.

Avoid temptation

In the early stages, it’s a good idea to avoid situations where you may be tempted to drink. This could mean opting out of the weekly pub quiz for a while, or if you tend to drink when eating out, try going to restaurants that don’t sell alcohol or simply volunteering to drive. Similarly, try to identify the times when you would usually drink and fill the gap with something else. So if you would usually head to the pub after work on a Friday evening, you could organise to meet friends at the cinema, or if you’re giving up alcohol in pursuit of a new, healthier you, why not fill the gap with a weekly exercise class or a trip to the swimming pool to help you wind down? Anything to stop alcohol will help.

Identifying your ‘triggers’ (times when you’re tempted to drink) is important, particularly if you’ve tried and struggled to stop drinking in the past. Try to identify why you were unsuccessful – did you still go to the pub most evenings? Did you explain your reasons for not drinking to your partner? Was alcohol still readily available at home?

Give up or gradually reduce your drinking?

If you want to stop drinking alcohol as part of a move towards a healthier lifestyle, cutting down on the amount of alcohol you drink as opposed to giving up alcohol completely can help bring lots of health benefits, and can be easier to stick to. Reducing the amount you drink can also be an effective stepping stone to giving up to stop alcohol completely in the future.

Cutting down doesn’t have to be complicated. If you drink every night, start by designating a couple of days a week as alcohol-free days. This can soon become habit, the personal challenge helping remove the temptation and perhaps encouraging you to add more alcohol-free days. Official alcohol unit guidance is that it is safest for both and women to not regularly drink more than 14 units a week and not to ‘save up’ your units but spread them our evenly over the week. Stop alcohol today, it can be achieved.

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