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How do I stop drinking when I don't know how it ever began?

  1. Mhedge profile image58
    Mhedgeposted 3 years ago

    How do I stop drinking when I don't know how it ever began?

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    swilliamsposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Mhedge profile image58
      Mhedgeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Swillams, I'm not able to agree with your first comment. My parent's both never drank or smoked during my childhood or to this day. I realize there are support groups, and help, I seek help on a weekly basis, I would do more if I could.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    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.

  4. Penny G profile image72
    Penny Gposted 3 years ago

    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.