Alcoholism is a disease that is often past down from a generation of abuse. It does not really matter how the abuse began getting rid of this curse and making sure that it is not passed on to the next generation is key. There are many support groups that can help online and most likely within your community. I commend you for asking the question. This is the first step to dealing with the problem.
It's difficult to give up doing something that you enjoy period. (Even if you hate yourself afterwards or it hurts you in some way.)
It's been said the best way to get rid of a bad habit is to replace it with a good habit. However that is a real challenge when you're surrounded by temptation. Drinking like eating is a "social activity" for a lot of people. (Holidays, private parties, dating, and celebrations)
In addition to "will power" and "12 step programs" you might look into hypnotherapy after completing a detox program.
Ideally your mate/spouse would be supportive of your efforts. Personally speaking if it were me I'd want that person to be a non-drinker as well. However life is a personal journey.
Having said that I do know of one alcoholic whose wife drinks and they often throw large parties, BBQs, and other functions where they provide the alcohol and yet he NEVER takes a drink! In fact he often bartends at his own parties! That's not something I would recommend for most alcoholics.
It may go deeper and you need to get that first. Treatment is a very successful avenue if you really want to stop. You will learn a lot about yourself and it will be useful in going into recovery.
by ngureco 18 months ago
Should putting my alcoholic husband in jail for 9 months make him stop drinking alcohol?If it can work, then I just have to fake something that will see him in jail for no less than 9 month.
by vani_2k8 2 years ago
How to make my husband stop drinking alcohol?ideas to stop drinking alcohol, confirm is it harmful to health & how many times can take per month.
by Shygurl713 7 years ago
if my boyfriend wants to stop drinking, okay and he wants to be sober for now on what do i do...because when he wants a beer but doesnt want to drink it becuase he wants to change and he stars to shake is that normal, he has been drinking since he was 15 yrs old what can i do for him to get help?
by Debra Allen 9 years ago
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by mandybeau 9 years ago
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by Susan Keeping 7 years ago
I have decided I have to stop. I am so sad. I love coffee; the taste, the smell, how it makes me feel.But lately I've been having pains in my chest that go away when I don't drink coffee. So, I think I'll have to switch full time to tea. I bought some green tea yesterday and when I was drinking it...
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