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How to Avoid Alcohol

Updated on October 28, 2018
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Edwin mokoena is a young adult from south Africa.. Edwin has about 7 short unpublished stories covering various topics.

Starting the journey of quitting

Alcohol is the worst master of self destruction. We all know the journey of quitting intoxicants won't be easy, but quitting alcohol is possible, I'm talking from experience.

First things first if you're serious about quitting alcohol, you gonna have to set yourself a new time table and again you'll have to re-adjust your social life a little bit.

Start by staying indoors during the weekend and try to avoid being in contact with your alcoholic friends.

As a said, this is going to affect your social life but trust me is for your own good. Explain to your friends that your not avoiding them deliberately, brief them about your plan of quitting alcohol, surely they'll understand. Now this is the 1st step of quitting alcohol.


Fighting temptations

This is the hardest part. But with hard work and dedication you can over power this obstacle.

By completing the 1st step successfully which is avoiding your heavy drinker friends, fighting temptations can also be accomplished.

Temptations are hard to resist, but be harder than them. Avoid going to places where they sell liquor. Wash your blankets, and clean your room thoroughly to get rid of old booze smell.

Whenever you feel like drinking, keep yourself busy with something, this might be a good time for you to start a hobby.

Exercise twice a week, do road works to get rid of whatever alcohol may be left in your system.

I swear you gonna thank your efforts as time goes on.


You're doing good so far

Now you have been clean for at least 6 months, that's good, six months is a lot of time and it would be very unwise to start drinking after taking a long break of six months.

At this stage you can update your timetable and Select a new goal of being sober for a year.anything is possible if only you stick to your words and practice what you preach. Your social life might be reshuffled but it paid you a clean alcohol free lifestyle.

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