Top Tips: How to Stop Drinking Alcohol | Quit Alcohol Tips – Allen Carr’s Easyway
Top Tips to Stop Drinking Alcohol
Allen Carr’s Easyway is more than just a list of stop drinking tips or instructions which have to be followed blindly. Having said that – the method is beautifully simple – the instructions just have to be followed in conjunction with gaining a full understanding of the method.
Whether you think you’re a casual drinker, a medium drinker, a binge drinker, a problem drinker, or what you consider a fully-fledged alcoholic – you’ve been drawn to this page for a reason. Perhaps someone has criticized your drinking, or you recently embarrassed yourself at a work event, or you’ve just become worried about how much and how often you drink alcohol.
Once you’ve got it clearly into your mind that there are no advantages to drinking, then the instructions below will help you get free but if you are serious about quitting, we strongly recommend you attend your nearest Allen Carr center or have an an online seminar from the comfort of your own home:
1. You don’t need willpower to stop drinking
Allen Carr’s Easyway is the complete opposite of other methods of stopping drinking. Collectively we call those other methods ‘the willpower method’. For example, the most up to date version of the ‘Drink Aware’ site is the complete reverse of Allen Carr’s Easyway. The advice given, as well intentioned as it is, rather than help someone quit drinking easily, is likely to cause abject misery and failure.
2. Change the way you think about drinking; you won’t be craving alcohol
The willpower method suggests that you avoid temptation – with some advising that when you stop 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?
3. Don’t reduce your alcohol consumption; remind yourself how happy you are to be free
The hard way to stop drinking alcohol is to frequently remind yourself of why you want to stop 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. Yet they don’t recognise that cutting down is even harder than stopping. How many times have you tried to cut down in the past and failed? It ends up as torture and misery.
4. Be cool about withdrawal; the key is to realise that you’re not “giving up” anything at all.
Willpower methods bang on and on about “giving up”. The key is to realise that you’re not “giving up” 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” physical withdrawal symptoms. 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!
5. Quit alcohol without any unpleasantness and detox your body naturally; even for heavy drinkers
Help lines and advice lines such as ‘Drink Aware’ go on to talk about physical symptoms including trembling hands, sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, palpitations and lack of appetite….but in the small print they do actually admit that they are extremely uncommon. Even at their worse they sound no more unpleasant than a touch of flu! If you’re worried about what alcohol is doing to you – would you waste a single moment worrying about having flu for a few days in return for your freedom? Of course not. In fact – most people who stop drinking with Allen Carr’s Easyway do so without any unpleasantness at all. Even heavy drinkers.
6. Enjoy your freedom; don’t be afraid of quitting alcohol
Of course if you’re worried about stopping drinking you should talk to your GP but first maybe decide to find out a little more about Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Drinking and why you really don’t have to be afraid of alcohol withdrawal. Why not take a look at our alcohol seminar and on-demand service information and Frequently Asked Questions on our website?
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From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide CEO & Senior Therapist, Allen Carr’s Easyway