When I realized I need to give up alcohol because of the shocking troubles drinking excessively has brought me, I was worried to go on and push my plans due to my fear of the effects the process would take to me. I heard somewhere that there are psychological and physical side effects that would occur if you stop drinking alcohol. And that these effects would basically make you suffer and struggle to survive. Many people are also in the same shoes and hesitate to stop alcohol abuse because of these signs of withdrawal which can be fatal sometimes. But as I analyzed the situation, I came across to the thinking that these withdrawal symptoms are only temporary and that quitting drinking would give me a long term benefits. So right there and then, I decided to give up alcohol and stop drinking only to prove that it is not easy.
Psychological and Social Effects of Alcohol
Besides physical damages, as described on my other post, alcohol does affect us mentally and psychologically. In addition, there are also social effects that are due to excessive use of alcohol frequently. There are also psychological problems that need special medical attention so as to promote a safe and certain stop drinking procedures. Regular or constant influences of alcohol have negative impacts on the ability to function in everyday life, for example: lack of energy, fatigue, hangover, withdrawal symptoms, indigestion, decreased of sexual desire, poor sleep, opposite the negative in drinking mainly expressed by failure and neglect, which are common causes of alcohol that cost a lot of troubles individually.
The first to bear in the mind are the negative consequences of a person's high alcohol consumption are the family. For couples and children, it provide the insecurity and anxiety as well as depression and manic disorder, have one or more of the above symptoms of alcohol abuse. In some patients, changing the personality so much under the influence of alcohol, an otherwise calm and friendly manner may be changing for a serious and aggressive behavior or outright violence.
Also friends and colleagues will inevitably feel it if there is an inappropriate use of alcohol. It may thus have major consequences if alcohol intake means that repeatedly fail family or friends, neglects his duties or become involved in work accidents and accidents when drunk. Divorce, unemployment and poor economy are often the consequences of a serious alcohol abuse.
How to Give up Alcohol
Giving up alcohol is not an easy job. It requires a lot of courage and perseverance so as to promote a successful stop drinking process. If you are having drinking problems, you should stop as soon as possible before it gets worst. Stop your drinking practice to avoid additional damages to your life and to the people around you. Yes, if you continue abusing alcohol, you will not only damage your own life but you will also ruin the lives of many people who you encounter everyday. Give up alcohol now or you will only allow alcoholism get over you and control your life. I have seen many people who abuse alcohol and ignore their drinking problems that end up either in jail due to illegal activities done while under the influence of the spirit or end up in a hospital bed because of accidents and troubles due to drunkenness and excessive drinking. If you really want to give up alcohol, then you should find a way to totally kick it off of your system. I will not advise that you do it gradually. Giving up alcohol slowly will also increase the possibility of risking yourself into a deeper trouble. Alcohol addiction will only penetrate gradually making it even harder to deal with.
The basic foundation in stopping drinking is to be familiarized to all the consequences alcohol brings to your life and personality. I mentioned a lot at the first part of this article so be aware of that. Actually, there are more but these will depend on your own condition and situation. It is advisable to assess your personal condition to know what the suitable stop drinking method is for you if you decide to give up alcohol.
It is also recommended to ask an expert about the facts that you need to know before, while and after doing any alcoholism treatments. These include knowing how to bet the cravings and how to deal with the symptoms that usually take place while you are undergoing treatment. Medical doctors and practitioners can also provide you some tips and techniques to avoid certain acts before and after stopping drinking. Just always remember to be patient and you should be willing to cooperate. Tell them what you feel at the moment and what you are experiencing.
If you are planning to stop drinking alcohol on your own and are thinking of giving it up by means of self-treatments and procedures, you must ask support from family and friends. Tell them that you are willing now to pursue your stop drinking plans and that you will do your best to keep your feet on the right path. Encourage them to support you on your plans and ask them to give you their best deal of assistance to avoid relapse. If possible, look for people or support groups that will guide you through the rest of the process. It is very important not to engage to some people who will trigger you to get back on drinking too much. These can be your old drinking buddies who will only make you feel uncomfortable if they are able to influence you to do old practice of alcohol abuse.