I struggled with this as well. Couple things that worked for me: a long streak of not drinking at all. That helped because I realized how much better I feel when I don't drink, and also it got me out of the "habit" of drinking.
Another thing, and this is my issue, maybe not relevant to you, was that I realized that I was trying to use alcohol as a coping mechanism, probably the way some people use food. I had to sort out the reasons as to why I was drinking to come to that conclusion, but it was very helpful to realize because there are many better ways to deal with life's stresses. In fact, without alcohol, I cope much much better with stress!
I've gone from drinking just about every day to drinking once or twice a month, and not missing it. Hope this helps!
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I so totally hear you JGRH206. I wrote a post on another thread about this... for me one is too many and a thousand is not enough. I too feel I need to just 'let it go' for a while to get a handle on things again...
I suggest you browse the team's boards and read through some posts... you'll find a lot of insight there about people's experiences...
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I've been toying with needing to quit alcohol entirely. I hate the thought of not ever having a nice glass of wine with a meal or a margarita with my pals. What I have realized is that I don't stop. If I open a bottle of wine I finish it. In the off chance that I don't finish it, I finish it the next day and THEN open another one. I need to learn to stop or I need to quit entirely. How have other people dealt with this? I'm going to try and start with no drinking on "school days" and go from there.
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