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How can one stop wanting to drink Alcohol to feel better?

9 Answers
Last Updated: 11/08/2021 at 3:14pm
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Top Rated Answers
January 14th, 2015 8:08pm
A change of environment can be a good way to distract yourself from wanting to drink alcohol. For example, when you feel the urge to drink alcohol, you could take a walk in a local park, go to the gym or call a friend to do an activity that doesn't involve drinking alcohol.
May 17th, 2015 11:10am
One can analyze the pros and cons of sobriety and intoxication as it pertains to life and reflect. Is this what you really want? Does this really help you feel better? Does the problem go away when you're sober?
June 16th, 2015 3:46am
Strong will , Decide to yourself that you won't drink alcohol , and don't stay alone for along time .
October 25th, 2015 5:42am
that's what's called an addiction, it's something that you'll have to get over with the help of someone who can guide you.
October 10th, 2016 5:14pm
They can go and see an addiction counsellor that addiction counsellor could refer them to a Detox or to treatment Facility or just to a 12 step program depending on the clients needs.
June 26th, 2017 3:45pm
Alcohol is not something that makes you feel better if anything it worsens your moods. The things that will make you feel better is getting our amungst the environment I go on bush walks or beach walks I take my camera and snap shots of beautiful things this makes me fell better. I've tried the end of a bottle it didn't work I almost done the unthinkable but now when I am down I go for a walk or call people I love and have a great chat , I draw, I meditate or do yoga it all will help you may not get it the first time and you will make mistakes it's important to just keep going
July 23rd, 2018 6:33am
It's a continual process to quit alcohol. Just make small promises to yourself like i will twice once a week. continue that for like 15 days. Then make that once a week, continue for another 15-20 days.Then maybe once in 15 days & so on. now this totally depends on your will to quit. i wish you good luck!!
November 5th, 2019 9:01am
Replace the negative behaviour of drinking alcohol with a more positive, productive, and distracting behaviour, like playing music, playing sport, playing video games, meeting with friends/family. You could even involve a friend/family member into your behaviour and have them encourage you to avoid alcohol and keep you accountable for your actions if you do go back. By doing this you could create a new habit that would benefit you in the long-term, unlike drinking alcohol. Also, if relapsing does occur, remember it is part of the recovery process and you can learn a lot from it in terms of what trigger situations to avoid in the future.
November 8th, 2021 3:14pm
There are lots of things to consider here. First, take a moment to consider why you want to stop? Write this down somewhere that you can see it the next time you're tempted to drink. This will help you challenge the urge instead of merely thinking about how to do so. Secondly, think about who you're spending time with and where you're hanging out. Are these people and places healthy? If not, what can you do to change them? It's important for you to have a healthy support system in place to support your decision. Good luck with your sobriety. I know you can do this!