How to Stop Drinking Alcohol: 5 Tips

Are you looking for how to stop drinking alcohol tips?

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Stopping drinking alcohol when you’re an alcoholic is the most important thing you can do to improve your quality of life.

What follows are tips on how to quit drinking based on the experience, strength and hope of others that have successfully started and continued their road to recovery.

Tips on How to Stop Drinking

For tips on how to stop drinking alcohol and become healthier, consider these simple guidelines:

1. Make an honest self-assessment.
Ask yourself, “Am I an alcoholic” and take our self-test.  You can also take our “Do I have a problem” questionnaire.  Depending on your answers and your level of honesty, you will get closer to finding out if it’s best for you to stop drinking.

2. Call an alcohol rehab treatment centre for a free and confidential consultation.
At Renascent, Toronto’s leading alcohol rehab, we have supportive people who have been where you are and have opened their lives up to the wonders of sobriety and recovery. We can help you move to the next step.

3. Attend an alcohol addiction treatment centre.
Attending treatment centres for alcoholism has been the foundation of many Renascent alumni that have been successful at stopping drinking.  At inpatient alcohol treatment centers, people, like you, entering into recovery learn how to stop drinking through being introduced to the principles of 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

4. Continue your recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous & treatment centre alumni meetings.
When your stay at our alcohol addiction treatment is over, your recovery and growth is truly just beginning.  A large proportion of Renascent alumni whom have quit drinking alcohol and stayed sober, did so by attending our alumni meetings and meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.  We’ve seen ourselves grow through the continuation of take the 12 steps, living by the underlying principles, learning to love ourselves & being of loving service to others.

5. Know that life is happening for you.
It’s not happening to you.  At the end of the day, when you turn your will and your life over to the care of God, as you understand Him, you give yourself the gift of being empowered to cope with any challenges life brings to you.  With it, you grow to accept life on life’s terms.

In addition to these guidelines on quitting drinking, be sure to continue to ask for help, listen to the suggestions given to you and continuously act in a way that is aligned with your ideal, spiritual self.

It’s true that there isn’t a guarantee that you stop drinking and stay stopped, but if you’re Honest, Open and Willing to follow certain suggestions, you dramatically increase your chances of a happy and content life free from alcohol.

If you’re ready to take the next step in quitting drinking alcohol, call us toll-free at 1-866-232-1212 and talk to someone that has been there. All consultations are free and confidential.

About the Authors

Renascent Staff
The staff at Renascent is passionate about helping people with substance addictions so they can reach their full recovery – with compassion, respect, empathy and understanding. Our staff includes our counsellors, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.