Drinking beer has been a part and parcel of many cultures and for the young—at least nowadays—a necessary part of growing up. This alcoholic beverage is a great way to relax and rejuvenate, which rightly explains as to why the phrase ‘chill out’, these days, has become synonymous with sipping on a glass or two of beer. But like all alcoholic drinks, beer too can become quite addictive. It is very easy to slip the line and fall into the abyss of addiction. The term ‘beer belly’ is all too familiar to beg explanation. Many people find the taste of the beer and its capability to numb the senses so appealing that they find themselves hitting the bottle almost every day and for some, after every couple of hours. Such beer addicts cannot live their life without taking a swig or two of the drink. In time, their life revolves around the bottle. But like any form of addiction, beer too is detrimental for one’s healthy being and mars the social and family life of the addict. This is why it is very necessary that one tries his/her very best to stop drinking beer. Remember that stopping this habit at the initial phase can be easy, but once you become a seasoned addict, it becomes all the more tough. To help you quit this nasty habit, read the article below on ways to stop drinking beer.
How To Quit Drinking Beer
First and foremost you should realize that your drinking beer is an addiction and it soon would be posing a problem for you. Most drinkers find it very tough to accept this. What they think is that they can stop drinking any time they wish to. But they fail to realize that such a time rarely comes. So, the first thing to do is to climb out of this pit that most drinkers fall into. Unless you do this, all your attempts would be half hearted and bear no fruits. When you realize that drinking beer is indeed a problem to you, then only you can address the issue head on.
Stopping the addiction to beer should start gradually, in a step-by-step manner. If you stop drinking beer suddenly, there are more chances of you hitting the bottle sooner or later. That is why it is very important that you set certain goals on gradually cutting down on drinking beer. Write it on a piece of paper and read it every day. Say for example, you set a goal of drinking a bottle of beer every day and then after some time go to a bottle every two days then every three days and so on. Be firm and stick to your goal no matter what.
Now, find out the reason why you drink beer. Are you using the beer to fight out depression or stress or simply because you want to get a feeling of ‘high’? Or do you drink beer for relaxation purpose or just out of boredom? Find out the underlying cause and then address the root of the problem. Find alternative ways to seek an answer to the cause of your drinking beer. Remember that drinking any sort of alcoholic drink can never be the solution to any problem. Drinking might initially help you relax, but with time to come, it would only cause more problems, unless it is stopped.
After you have identified the reasons for your drinking beer, it is time that you indulge in all those activities that stop you from the need of having a sip. Indeed the best activities are those that stop you from even thinking of drinking beer. Cultivate a hobby, go traveling, join a club, in short do anything that is relaxing and doesn’t require that you take recourse in the bottle. Find innovative ways to use the money that you were likely to spend on the beer.