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Sick and tired of Alcohol getting you down? Afraid of alcoholism?

Drinking can be a fun way to pass time with friends. However, if for you, the pain is now more than the pleasure; it is the universe's way of telling you that its time to stop.  

The last thing that u want, is to be at your death bed, and feel disgusted with yourself for missing so many days to hangovers. Health is Every Thing!

Some of these suggestions might help.

1.  Commit yourself 100%.  Why? It does not work half way. You know this because u have been that road before.

You can't be wishy-washy and expect to stop. 
This is a fight for the quality of your life. If you were a diabetic, you would not ingest certain things.  There would be no question or half-hearted attempts.

2.  Write down your goals.   But be gentle with yourself.  Just baby steps, one day at a time. Suggestion for you:  Goal number 1)  Waking up without a hangover tomorrow.

3.  Every time you feel weak and fragile, promise your tomorrow self, the one you answer to tomorrow, that you will protect yourself. The decision you make today Does Matter.

4.  Don't worry about what your drinking buddies will say, but you must be prepared. 

 When they ask "soooo you are not drinking anymore?"  You just smile.
 Take a moment and  Inwardly think to yourself: 

I am not being deprived of a thing.  I drink, coffee, raspberry, mint, green, peppermint tea.  I can drink chocolate, deliciously tall, frozen, glasses of water with twists of lemon,... you get the idea...
However,  out loud just answer "No. Not anymore.."  Do not get into a discussion about it.  You do not have to explain yourself if you were diabetic, and dont kid yourself, alcohol is making you just as ill.

Decide what you will drink instead and be prepared to ask for it. This is what you will automatically ask for. (Don't wait til you are out to decide).    
               Picture how good you are going to feel the next day!
  • While drinking close your eyes, and say to yourself, “This water energizes my body every time I drink it. I am energized   from the top of my head to my toes.  I only ingest what is best for my body.
Its not your concern to judge or make anyone change.  If you are a male, please remember that many "manly" men do not drink alcohol.  If alcohol is a problem for you, its a problem for those around you. Do it for them. 

(This is in no way meant to replace professional advice.  This is, been there, done that advice that has helped me.  If your problem persists seek professional help.

If you are still reading this, then you do want to change. Remember that you are never alone.  There is a power that is always with you.


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