The Temptation to Drink

temptation to drinkSometimes the temptation to drink seems stronger than our desire to cut back (or quit). We may even THINK about how to stop drinking, or how to get our alcohol consumption under control, WHILE we are downing another glass of our favorite booze.
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A Simple Way to Drink Less Alcohol

water helps you drink less alcoholOftentimes we struggle with an alcoholism because we are making it TOO EASY to drink more than we should. Before long, we have gone from someone who drinks a normal amount to a person who is battling alcoholism. But, the good news is that there’s actually a very simple way to drink less alcohol, and it’s already practiced by millions of people all around the world.
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Are You AFRAID to Quit Drinking Alcohol?

afraid to quit drinking alcoholIf you are afraid to quit drinking, you might want to look into the specific reason you feel this way. I say this because sometimes those reasons are a mirage.

Sometimes what you WANT to do can seem harder that it actually is because you’re AFRAID to try. For example, you might want a raise, but you’re afraid of talking to your boss for fear that your job will be in jeopardy. Or, you WANT to ask someone out on a date, but you’re afraid of being rejected. When it comes to drinking alcohol, the FEAR of quitting is often a roadblock that prevents many people from even trying.
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DUI Attorney in Colorado Springs

Christian Schwaner - DUI AttorneyAlcoholism is no joke, and can lead to very serious legal consequences – but a DUI attorney can help you avoid time in jail. Many people do not realize that by taking Alcohol Anonymous courses, you could get a better deal by any given District Attorney’s office.

This tells you that our government values these AA classes, and the 12 step program in general. They want to know you are taking responsibility for your own actions, and are taking action to do something about your problem.
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Disease or Bad Habit?

is alcoholism a diseaseYou may know of someone who believes that alcoholism is a disease. Because of this, they feel that they are powerless before it.

However, many medical experts are troubled by the fact that alcoholism doesn’t exactly fit the “disease model”. It does not, in their view, have the empirical evidence to back up this idea.

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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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Abstinence vs. Moderation

abstinenceThere are some questions about why my site doesn’t preach abstinence. This is a fair point, and I’ll address it briefly here.

The original intent of this site was to help people quit drinking, once and for all. But I’ve come to realize that some people CAN have a couple of drinks and still remain in control. Some people can’t do that, and it’s simply better for them to completely abstain. Read more Abstinence vs. Moderation