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How do I stop drinking naturally on my own?

Written by | Last Updated 02 November 2019

Reviewed by Sue Bolshaw

It’s easy to stop drinking on your own – you just need to know how. It is key that you tackle the important psychological aspects of drinking. Most drinkers don’t realise that the problem with alcohol addiction is 1% physical and 99% mental

Here’s how to stop drinking naturally

  1. Alcohol addiction is actually weak; 

    it’s an extremely mild, slightly insecure feeling.

  2. The unpleasant symptoms people describe as “alcohol withdrawal” are not as bad as people fear; 

    the empty insecure feeling of alcohol withdrawal triggers a thought process. It’s the result of that thought process which leads to the strong unpleasant physical feelings.

  3. It’s like a tantrum; 

    the discomfort a drinker feels when they attempt to quit using willpower is similar to that displayed by a child when their favourite toy is taken from them. They are powerful physical feelings – but they have no physical cause.

  4. To ensure success focus on the 99% mental aspects of addiction; 

    understanding why you drink is essential. Most drinkers mistakenly believe that they do it because they enjoy it or because it gives them some kind of benefit or support. It’s the addiction that convinces them of this.

  5. The next drink is the continuation of a problem not the solution; 

    understand a drink simply momentarily relieves the discomfort caused by the previous one. That’s how addiction works. The more you experience the effect the more convinced you believe the drink is solving the problem rather than causing it.

  6. Realise that there’s nothing to give up; 

    understanding that there are no benefits or advantages to drinking is key. Understand that and your inclination to drink will disappear. Allen Carr’s Easyway method is the most effective way of stopping drinking alcohol naturally without the hindrance of alcohol.

  7. It’s great to have support; 

    you don’t have to quit drinking on your own – there is lots of help. Choosing a method that understands the psychology of addiction is key to success.

  8. Reach out for help; 

    you can always find out different ways of stopping drinking using Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Drinking method.

    Allen Carr’s Easyway has been described as ‘a real drinker’s way to quit’. Easyway doesn’t focus on the downsides of drinking – you know all about those already. Instead the seminar answers the question, “What’s so great about being a drinker?” Understanding that is the key to being set free.

    Find the right stop drinking programme for you