How to quit drinking – 6 tips to quit drinking alcohol

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Top tips to help you quit drinking

You’ve been drawn to this page for a reason – perhaps you’re dependent on alcohol or just
want to change your drinking habits and cut back. We’ve rounded up our top tips to quit
alcohol and start on your journey.

However, to become truly free you need more than some tips – you need a method that is beautifully simple to unlock the tips and escape the addiction. That method is Allen Carr’s Easyway.

Before the top tips a few celebrities who have freed themselves from addiction with Allen Carr’s Easyway.

Celebrities who have learnt how to quit with Allen Carr's Easyway

As long as you use a drug-free method that also ensures that you understand the psychological aspects of alcohol addiction – these tips will help you.

So please read our world-famous tips but you must remember that drinking is like being trapped in a maze.

The tips/instructions help but without the right method/map you may never find your way to freedom so please read on after the tips to understand the best method to quit alcohol use.

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1. You don’t need willpower to quit drinking

The willpower and cold turkey method, such as that advised by the ‘Drink Aware’ website, is likely to cause abject misery and failure because of the feeling of quitting something that you want and need.

Willpower is the hard way to quit drinking and not the Easyway to quit drinking.

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2. Change how you think about drinking & alcohol

The willpower method suggests that you avoid temptation – with some advising that when you quit drinking you should find restaurants that don’t serve alcohol!

Wouldn’t it be easier and so much more pleasant to change the way you think about alcohol so that you can enjoy going into any restaurant, bar, club, or party without feeling left out or deprived because you’re not drinking?

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3. Don’t cut down your drinking

The hard way to quit drinking alcohol is to frequently remind yourself of why you want to quit drinking. Wouldn’t it be so much more wonderful to keep reminding yourself of how happy you are to be free?

Mainstream advice recommends cutting down gradually to control your alcohol intake. Yet they don’t recognize that cutting down is even harder than quitting. How many times have you tried to cut down in the past and failed? It ends up as torture and misery, and ‘old habits’ die hard but as we explain this is not a habit.

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4. Be cool about withdrawal symptoms

Willpower methods bang on and on about “quitting”. The key is to realise that you’re not “quitting” anything at all. You’re getting rid of something that was causing you tremendous problems.

So many other methods of quitting drinking put fear in your mind – warning of terrible “serious” symptoms of alcohol alcohol withdrawal.

Yet when you probe further they substantiate them as being “irritability, poor concentration, feeling shaky, feeling tired, difficulty sleeping or bad dreams”.

It doesn’t sound that tough does it?

I know blokes who feel like that when their football team loses at the weekend!

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5. Set the date and detox from alcohol naturally

You may be worried that quitting comes with bad physical symptoms because sites such as ‘Drink Aware’ talk about trembling hands, nausea, sweating and other effects but these are extremely uncommon and in the small print these sites say that too.

Even at their worse they sound no more unpleasant that a touch of flu!

If you’re worried about what alcohol is doing to you – would you waste a single moment worrying about having the flu for a few days in return for your freedom?

Of course not, in fact – most people who quit drinking with Allen Carr’s Easyway do so without any unpleasantness at all. Even heavy drinkers.

Having said that, if you are an extremely heavy drinker, have experienced delirium tremens or seizures in the past, been hospitalised as a result of alcohol cessation, or are concerned about abrupt cessation then you should discuss it with your GP or Physician before using Allen Carr’s Easyway.

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6. Enjoy Freedom without cravings & temptation

Live an alcohol-free life and be on your guard not to fall back into the trap.

If your brain ever starts playing tricks on you by thinking “Just one drink” or a “glass of wine”, remember there is no such thing.

The question you need to ask yourself is not “ Shall I have a drink now” but “Do I want to become a drinker again and never be allowed to quit?”.

The answer is “No”. Why not?

“Because I didn’t like being a drinker – that is why I became free”.

That way those moments become pleasurable as you congratulate yourself that you’re free.

Of course if you’re worried about quitting drinking you should talk to your GP but first find out a little more about the best way to quit drinking – Allen Carr’s Easyway to Quit Drinking and why you really don’t have to be afraid of alcohol withdrawal.

What are the benefits of quitting alcohol?

Importantly we help you understand that you are not giving anything up. This is hard to believe but true. Quitting alcohol can lead to improved physical health, better mental clarity, enhanced relationships, increased productivity, financial savings, and a reduced risk of accidents or health issues related to drinking. Overall, quitting drinking can lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

We have a whole article dedicated to the benefits of quitting alcohol which you can read, with additional free resources available.

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The best method to quit drinking- Allen Carr’s Easyway

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No substitutes or medications

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Seminar only takes 6-7 hours & video program 3 hours

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No bad withdrawal

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No willpower

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Money-back guarantee (seminars only)

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50 million helped

Described as ‘a real drinker’s way to quit alcohol’. Easyway doesn’t focus on the downsides to drinking – drinkers know all about those already. Instead the method answers the question “What’s so great about drinking?”

We aim to change how you feel about your vaping so that getting free becomes easy, enjoyable and you do not miss anything.

We help you to understand your addiction
Understand drinking
We show you how to transform it
Transform it
We remove the fear so you can set yourself free
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Medical References

  1. UK Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway as good as, if not better than, the Gold Standard NHS Programme which uses NRT & 1-1 psychological support.Frings D, Albery IP, Moss AC, Brunger H, Burghela M, White S, and Wood KV (2020) Comparison of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme with a specialist behavioural and pharmacological smoking cessation support service: A randomised controlled trial. Addiction 115: doi: 10.1111/add.14897
  2. National 12 month Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway almost twice as effective as other smoking cessation methods available on Health Service.Keogan, S., Li, S., Clancy L. (2018) Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – A randomised clinical trial. BMJ Tobacco Control, Issue 4 Volume 28
  3. After a 3 year study 51% reported continuing abstinence. Moshammer, H., & Neuberger, M. (2007). Long term success of short smoking cessation seminars supported by occupational health care. Addictive Behaviors, 32(7), 1486-1493
  4. Smokers following Allen Carr’s Easyway were about 6 times more likely to be abstinent, assessed after 13 months, compared to similar smokers in the general population.Dijkstra, A., Zuidema, R., Vos, D., Van Kalken, M., The effectiveness of the Allen Carr smoking cessation training in companies tested in a quasi-experimental design. BMC Public Healthvolume 14, Article number: 952 (2014)
  5. The 1 year quit rate was 55%. A long smoking history or many earlier unsuccessful attempts to quit did not predict failure.Hutter, H., Moshammer, H. & Neuberger, M. Int Arch Occup Environ Health (2006) 79: 42