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I’m under a lot of stress at the moment, should I wait to stop drinking?

Written by | Last Updated 09 March 2016

Many believe that drinking alcohol relieves stress and so in such situations it makes it difficult to quit but the reality is that it is actually a stress creator.

You may believe that drinking relieves stress or helps you cope with anxiety. Anyone who believed this would have a desire to drink in such situations and that desire to drink would make it difficult to quit. But does drinking really relieve stress, or is there something else going on?

Well, if drinking relieved stress you could reasonably expect drinkers to be able to cope with stress better than non-drinkers and this just isn’t the case. In fact, research indicates that drinkers are substantially more stressed and suffer far higher levels of anxiety than non-drinkers.

Allen Carr’s Easyway helps you understand the trick that alcohol plays on the brain. This trick cons the drinker’s brain into seeing the drink as a stress reliever when in fact it is a stress creator. We can completely remove your desire to drink in a stressful situation, and with no desire to drink, it doesn’t take willpower to stop drinking.

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