Drinking can be a fun way to pass time with friends. However, if for you, there is starting to be more pain than pleasure; it may be 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.
1) To wake up without a hangover tomorrow.
2). If feeling 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.
3). Don't worry about what your buddies will say, but be prepared.
When they ask "soooo you are not drinking anymore?" You just smile. Be ready with what non-alcoholic drink you are going to ask for. From Water with lime to whatever, be prepared.
However, out loud just answer "No. Not anymore.." You do not have to explain yourself if you were diabetic, and don't kid yourself, alcohol is making you just as ill.
Decide what you will drink instead and be prepared to ask for it. Don't wait till you are in the situation to decide!.
Picture how good you are going to feel the next day!
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.
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.