Between 18-22 I would drink every single weekend. I had a lot of “fun times” and cool memories with “friends” that now don’t know anything about. Was it worth it?… The quick answer is NO…Would I change it if I could?… Yes, I would. Looking back from a 25-year-old perspective I realize that it was a waste of time and money. The thing I’m proud of is that I cut my drinking by almost 90% at 22 but I wish I had done it much sooner. Maybe right now you are in that cycle of drinking every weekend with “friends” and you’re tired of it…You want out!. Below I’ll share with you how to quit drinking or at least cut it by 90%.
Why you should quit drinking
“Alcohol poisoning kills six people every day. Of those, 76 percent are adults ages 35-64, and three of every four people killed by alcohol poisoning are men”
In order to quit something you should understand why you should stop in the first place.
Drinking alcohol brings nothing positive to your life period. The excuse of “it helps me talk more”, “it helps with anxiety”, “it makes me better with women” are fucking bullshit. Man up and face your reality. If you suck with women, if you suck at social events, then get better and stop depending on drugs. If you don’t then you’ll be alcohol’s bitch for the rest of your life and it will end up ruining you.
Alcohol’s negative consequences:
- Beer belly
- Liver disease
- Waste of time
- Money wasted
- Sexual problems
Drinking alcohol will be one of the biggest waste of times you’ll have in your life. It will only bring you bad hangovers, a big beer belly, an empty wallet, and a high risk of liver cancer. Do you really want that in your life?…Do you really want to be that guy who lacks self control? Fuck that dude! We men should strive to be our best selves! bet the man we were born to be, strong, successful, honorable, happy.
Now let’s see how exactly we go about quitting this powerful drug called ALCOHOL.
How to quit alcohol
I’ve met lots of people during my years on this planet and have come to a conclusion. People don’t tend to quit something “cold turkey”…it’s not on our nature. The ones who manage to beat the system, do it, by having a big enough reason WHY. Most of us don’t have a big enough reason aside of “I want to be healthier” or “It’s a waste of time”. You see, these reasons, although honorable, are not quite strong enough for you to have the willpower to quit it cold turkey. However, if you were told your family would die if you ever drink again, trust that you wouldn’t have a problem changing your ways forever.
Drink less and less…
This is the most effective way I’ve found when trying to quit drinking alcohol. It’s very simple…You just drink less and less until you have no more to drink.
Let’s say you decide to start today but tomorrow you have a party and you know alcohol will be offered to you. You simply start by drinking a bit less than you usually do. If you are used to drinking 10 beers
Trust me, this method works. I have personally seen people go through this system and beating the bad habit of drinking alcohol. The reason why this works instead of stopping cold turkey is that when you stop cold turkey, you are still afraid of the alcohol, it still has power over you! You’re basically running away from it without fixing the main problem, which is you! The moment you are perfectly fine with drinking one beer the whole night and are fine with it you’ll know you’ve conquered your vice.
Now that you know how to quit drinking I’ll leave you with 10 interesting facts about drinking alcohol.
10 Facts about drinking alcohol
- Alcohol is a depressant. This means that it slows down activity in the brain.
- Alcohol has a wide variety of effects. In the brain, it triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that’s associated with pleasure and satisfaction.
- Alcohol is among the most commonly misused addictive substances. About 12.7 percent of American adults meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder. That’s 1 in 8 adults.
- Men are more likely to use alcohol than women.
- Alcohol may be nearly as old as civilization. Residues from an alcoholic beverage that dates back to 7,000 to 6,600 B.C. have been found in China.
- Binge drinking is a pattern of alcohol consumption that involves drinking a lot in a short period of time. For women, four or more drinks in two hours is considered binge drinking. For men, it’s five or more drinks in two hours.
- Culture has a significant influence on how people consume alcohol. A study that explored family drinking in Italy found that Italians who drank at family meals while growing up were less likely to develop unhealthy drinking habits later on in life.
- Drinking red wine in moderation is believed to be good for the heart. Red wine contains resveratrol, a substance which helps control cholesterol, prevent blood vessel damage, and stop blood clots.
- Dark liquors, such as red wine or whiskey, are more likely to result in severe hangovers. White or clear liquors are less likely to result in a hangover.
- Around the world, minimum legal drinking ages range from 10 to 21 years.