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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, It's starting to be more pain than pleasure; then what is the point?  

The last thing that you want,is to be at your deathbed, and feel disgusted with yourself for missing so many days of your life to hangovers. 

Some suggestions:

1.  Commit yourself 100%.  Why? It does not work half way. You know this because u have been that road before.  You cannot control it. If you were one of the few lucky that could; you would not be reading this.  So 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. 

When feeling tempted write down a few thoughts:

Today  I am responsible for my tomorrow self. 
                           The decision I make today Does Matter.

3).  Don't worry about what your buddies will say, but be prepared. 

 When they ask "soooo you are not drinking anymore?" 

   Just smile.    Be ready with what you are going to ask for.  From Water with lime to whatever, do not wait when you are in the situation to start deciding. Be prepared:This is essential.

When they do ask,  just answer "No. Not anymore.."    That is it.    If  you were a diabetic you would not have to explain.  Don't kid yourself, alcohol can make you just as ill.

It's 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. Its not sexy.  Believe me. Do it for them. 
               Picture how good you are going to feel the next day!
  Once you start feeling great. You may want to tell the world.
The good news is that its not a white knuckle situation for ever. As u substitute with healthier options, your body does take over, However this time for the better.
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.

This is in no way meant to replace professional advice.  This is a been there/done that, advice that has taken me to the point that I don't miss alcohol anymore.  If your problem persists seek professional help.