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There are many good reasons to cut down on alcohol. Many people are seeking help with this problem, which affects millions of people. Drinking problems usually start with the odd social drink. But as time progresses, alcohol is used as a coping mechanism to deal with unresolved issues .
Stress and Alcoholism
Periods of stress such as long work hours, financial difficulties and even a newborn baby, can all become a catalyst for alcohol related problems. Inherently as stressful events continue, and the alcohol intake increases, a person’s drink dependency gets to the point where it needs to be addressed or serious repercussions can happen.
So how do you cut down on your alcohol intake?
One step at a time is probably the best advice to give. In addition there a few tips which should make life easier.
- Trying to have some alcohol free days.
- If you’re drinking every day, then drink alcohol only on alternative days.
- Avoiding situations that usually mean drinking.
- Trying to break the of drinking by developing other interests. Or going for a workout.
- Using relaxation techniques to reduce stress
As habitual drinking is often used as stress reduction, taking part in other forms of relaxation will reduce your desire for alcohol.
Anxiety and Alcohol
For some people the circumstances in their lives become out of their control. And for some anxiety becomes overwhelming . In these situations drinking to excess becoming the only way of relaxing and forgetting about problems.
Hypnotherapy to Cut Down on Alcohol
Are having difficulty switching off and unable to manage your drinking? If so, consider a course of hypnotherapy. A trained hypnotherapist will provide appropriate treatment for controlling your alcohol intake. As well as supporting you in dealing with what’s causing of your desire to drink to excess.
Contact me today to learn how I can help you cut down on alcohol.