30 Great Reasons to Quit Drinking Alcohol

reasons to quit drinkingI’ve written before about the reasons to quit drinking alcohol, and outlined 5 things that will improve when you quit drinking alcohol. In case that didn’t convince you, here are a bunch more reasons to hammer the point home, and inspire you to decide to quit!

After reading this, you might want to read How to Quit Drinking Alcohol for a nice overview on how to quit. So, with that being said, here are 30 Great Reasons to Quit Drinking Alcohol:
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Quitting Alcohol With The Help Of Online Support Groups

online groupsIf you’re trying to quit alcohol, you might wish you had a supportive community to help you during your journey to sobriety, or just people you could complain about the daily struggle with, who understand what it’s like. Without meaningful connections and guidance, it can be difficult to get through it on your own. The good news is that you can find plenty of other people going through the same thing as you. There are many benefits to quitting drinking with the help of online support groups, including anonymity and 24/7 support.

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What is a Phantom Hangover?

After quitting drinkingOver
75 percent of moderate drinkers experience a hangover after drinking. This makes sense, where there is smoke, there is bound to be fire, right? But the phantom hangover is something completely different. Some heavy drinkers report that in the early stages after quitting alcohol, they often wake up feeling like they have a hangover without touching a single drink, similar to how some amputees report feelings and sensations in their now non existent limbsBut what causes the phantom hangover after quitting drinking, and what can you do about it? Read more What is a Phantom Hangover?

Living Without Alcohol

No more alcoholOne of the hardest things for recovering alcoholics to do is to move on with their lives without alcohol. For those who found themselves dependent on it, it is often like parting with a good friend. But the key to living without alcohol is realizing that alcohol is not your friend. It has caused you a lot of trouble in your life and created pain and a sense of failure. Some people have lost jobs, spouses, and respect due to their addiction. That’s not what you want to be any longer. It’s time to move on.

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Hardest Part About Quitting

Hardest part about quitting drinkingDid you ever wonder what the HARDEST part about quitting is? The hardest part is often deciding how far do you have to go to get your drinking under control. How many changes to your lifestyle do you have to make?

Of course, it’s usually pretty easy to recognize when alcohol is destroying you. The debilitating effects of alcoholism are felt in every area of your life. From your physical appearance and personal relationships, to your employment and financial health – right down to a general feeling of being sick of the lifestyle.

No aspect of your personal or professional life is safe from the damage alcoholism causes. And the longer you drink the worse things tend to get.
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Is Alcoholism a Disease?

is alcoholism a diseaseIs alcoholism a disease that you have no control over? Many alcoholics who think so are actually giving themselves an excuse for their drinking problem. They want to make it SOUND like a confusing medical issue that the common person will not understand. It is an easy way to  deal with their alcoholism, while simultaneously not taking responsibility.

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Learning to Hate Alcohol

hate alcoholDo you hate alcohol yet? If not, you need to face up to the truth. It’s going to be hard for you to quit drinking if you still have positive feelings toward alcohol.

After all, it’s simply human nature to want to hold onto something you like to do, or still care about in some way.

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Can Alcohol Give You Man-Boobs?

man boobsOne of the more embarrassing side-effects of drinking alcohol is that many men seem to develop “man-boobs”, as extra tissue builds up in their chest.

You can google “man-boobs” and you’ll get a million results, with everything from silly jokes to drastic remedies, including surgery (here’s a good, in-depth article).

Needless to say, enlarged breasts and shrunken testicles are characteristics that most men do not want. This is VERY serious stuff for the guys who suffer from it. So, are man-boobs a reality? Can alcohol really cause this? Read more Can Alcohol Give You Man-Boobs?