July 11, 2011
Tips To Reduce Drinking Or For Permanently Quitting Alcohol
Most heavy drinkers will come to the decision at some time in their lives that the time has come to either reduce their drinking habit or even stopping all together. The problem that they now encounter is how on earth are they going to do it. In order to find out just how we can stop drinking, we first need to discover just how our lives will change if we actually manage to achieve our primary goal.
You see, to reduce your drinking habit or quit drinking for good you will need to set a goal to achieve. So if you do, you’re going to have to write down reasons for curbing your alcohol consumption. Here’s a few examples which should help you get your head round this bit;-
Are you seeking to improve your lifestyle?
Do you want to improve your relationship with your family and friends?
Are you looking to improve your health?
What makes you want to drink less?
Quite recently a study was carried out on a hundred people whose objective was to give up drinking alcohol. The interesting part about the study was that only half had actually written down their objectives and out of those 50, an incredible 85% managed to go the whole 3 months without drinking.
In the other 50 they found that only a very small percentage (8%) had only achieved their goals. The thing here is if you don’t know what you want or how to get there then you’re not going to reach your goals, like quitting drinking. So if you want to quit drinking or reduce your drinking you must first set yourself goals, but realistic ones.
It may be helpful to remember that drinking does not control you, but you control your drinking habit.
What we really need to get clear in our heads is that alcohol is slowly poisoning our bodies, but even this transparent statement isn’t always enough to prevent people from drinking. In an attempt to reach out to some of those people, the bottom line here on alcohol is what it really does to us.”In a nutshell”, it infiltrates the bloodstream, the brain, the liver, the pancreas, the kidneys, the lungs plus every other living tissue in the body. If we have to put a label on heavy drinkers it would be “Chronic Drinkers” and I have the message that is coming over loud and clear.
Studies have shown that heavy drinking will reduce the size of your brain, your reactions become slower and you begin to lose your memory. Also in the studies which where carried out, alcoholics showed signs of cognitive dysfunction, this was proved by using the latest technology in MRI scanning. The strength of a drink you’re drinking will have the effect and impact on the absorption rate. It’s simple really the stronger drinks are absorbed quicker than weaker drinks.
The worst thing of all are neat spirits as they will immediately irritate the stomach lining which will actually delay its absorption. It will also have an immediate effect on our central nervous system and depresses the inhibitory centers of our brain. People drink alcohol for many reasons but all the the wrong ones, as the answer to a successful life certainly isn’t found in a bottle, but the answers found in the following guide to quit drinking may just help you…