My intake of alcohol is disturbing me
How can I reduce my intake of alcohol and what can I use to remedy it cos I feel I have health related issues because of excessive intake. Moreover my peers are like minds and feel if given the right atmosphere and friends.i can stop it cos it's eating deep into my system
I just read your post which I see you posted a week ago but I thought I could offer you advice.
If anything, my greatest piece of advice would be to not ignore the voice telling you to stop drinking. I was living with my alcoholic ex and after a while, realised his drinking habits were rubbing off on me. When it gets to the point where every day you are starting to feel you "need" a drink, this is a big wake up call- if not the last port of call your body gives you before you head down the road of alcoholism and dependency.
For me, my 3 year old son was my motivation. I had to break this habit because he didn't need 2 alcoholic parents and a sad childhood. I did it for him firstly and then for myself. It wasn't easy either. I removed myself and child from that very bad environment and went cold turkey. It wasn't easy but within a week I knew it was better. I still do drink on occasion, but I can't help but think if I had gone to the point of becoming an alcoholic, if you can ever sober up after, you have to kiss goodbye even the odd social drink.
I also have a constant reminder in my family of my auntie who lost custody of her 3 kids to her ex and gets 1 day a year visitation with them due to her alcoholism.
I started replacing the urge to drink with other things that made me feel better about myself. Even small things like painting my nails or doing a facial. These make you feel better about yourself and all the money you don't spend on alcohol you can spend on treating yourself to something lasting that you can enjoy.
I hope this is of some help. Don't give up on yourself and best wishes