If you keep failing to quit drinking alcohol, the most important thing you can do is to use a DIFFERENT method of quitting than what you tried before (see: Overcome Alcoholism by Changing Your Strategy).
Did you try to quit cold turkey, and you were alright for a few days before giving in to temptation? Then try cutting back a little bit at a time. Oftentimes we fail because we’re trying to do too much at once, instead of simplifying the process by taking a baby step towards sobriety.
Or, perhaps you tried to quit by cutting back a little bit at a time, but you quickly found yourself drinking as much as ever. Then you might be the type of person who just shouldn’t drink at all. The bottom line is to try a DIFFERENT APPROACH than what you used before. What works for others might not work for you. Keep trying to quit, but don’t be afraid to change your strategy when you notice that it isn’t working.
If You Keep Failing You Must Change your Approach
One good place to start is with your daily habits. One effective approach is to start a new habit during those hours you used to drink alcohol. For example, if you drink every evening until you went to bed, find another activity to occupy you during the evening.
Perhaps get a part-time job, or go back to school. Do SOMETHING so that you just don’t have all this extra spare time to sit around and think about drinking.
Remember, idle time will lead you to boredom, which will often lead to a temptation to drink again. You have to fill in the void in your evenings, or whatever time you used to drink.
Replacing a bad habit with a healthy habit is a great place to start. This will help you resist drinking by giving your mind something other than booze to think about. Try it. You’ll be glad you did. ♦