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In India, approximately 160 million consume alcohol, of which 88% of youth below 25 years consume alcohol. Out of 55%, people face domestic violence because of alcohol. If you are addicted to alcohol, you must know it is not easy to quit drinking alcohol.
Here are some of the steps that you can follow, if you want to stop drinking.
Steps to Quit Alcohol
If you want to quit alcohol, first you have to acknowledge that you are addicted to drinks. Once you accept it, you can go to the next step.
Quitting alcohol suddenly might affect your health. So, take small steps and limit your drinks.
Find your reason to quit, once you have the good motivation it will keep you going. Being sober is a journey, not a destination.
Decide till what time you want to quit the drink and act accordingly.
Let everyone know
Once you are clear with your goals and reasons. You can let everyone know that you are trying to quit the alcohol so that you can have their support whenever needed.
Try to stay away from alcohol, and the people who consume it. Don't keep bottles at your home or near your surrounding.
If you are getting craving and not able to control your urge for alcohol, you can always replace your drinks with soft drinks, coffee, or tea.
Don’t give up
It is a difficult journey; you can’t win this in a day or two. You have to be holding on to the hopes and keep reminding yourself why you are doing this.
Effects of Alcohol
Alcohol is one of the most dangerous addictions. If not controlled on time it might lead you to death. You don’t feel the effect in the starting but eventually, you will. Alcohol affects in short as well as in long term.
Short term :
- Mood swings
- Concentration issue
Long term :
- Weak immunity system
- Effects liver
- Change in weight
- Increase tension
Quitting Alcohol is beneficial for your mind as well as for health. It can improve your sleeping pattern, your relations with family; improve your immunity system, and many more.