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How to Quit Drinking

If your need to drink has become a problem, quit. This lifestyle change requires planning and ferocious self-discipline.


  • Step 1: Throw alcohol out Rid the house of alcohol as soon as you decide to stop drinking, which should be done with a clear head and not while hugging the base of a toilet bowl.
  • Step 2: Keep a journal Keep a journal to track your thoughts and emotions as you quit drinking, reflecting on why you feel you need to drink. Drinking is often a symptom of what’s really wrong.
  • TIP: Seek professional counseling.
  • Step 3: Avoid friends and places Avoid drinking buddies and places where you drink, as well as the situations and habits that invite drinking behavior.
  • Step 4: Create boundaries Create boundaries so you can stay sober. Some of your friendships may change, but true friends will understand.
  • TIP: As you quit drinking, rebalance your system naturally using 420 to 600 milligrams of Milk Thistle to heal your liver.
  • Step 5: Change your diet Change your diet. Take multivitamins and eat whole foods and grains, greens, and fruit to replace processed sugars, fast foods, and caffeine.
  • Step 6: Get in shape Get in shape by working out, running, biking, or swimming. You will feel better being active and changing your lifestyle.
  • TIP: Join Alcoholics Anonymous or another support group if you need more support than you can muster yourself.
  • Step 7: Spend time alone Spend time alone constructively by reading books, taking walks, going to movies, or volunteering for a cause. You’re getting to know and like yourself.
  • FACT: About 40,000 babies are born each year in the U.S. with forms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

You Will Need

  • Determination
  • A journal
  • Healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Leisure time activities
  • Counseling (optional)
  • Milk Thistle (optional)
  • A support group (optional)

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