Alcohol Abusing You. Stop Drinking Naturally, Most Alcoholics Do.

champagneWhy in the world would anyone want to stop drinking?  Alcohol is fun!

But for a few people it stops being fun.

Sometimes alcohol abuses the person instead of the other way around.  There are other reasons to abstain from booze, but this is the main reason. There is less pleasure from the alcohol than there is pain from the hangover/withdrawal that follows. In short, alcohol is more trouble than it is worth.

On a personal note. I quit because of the hangovers. I quit because I could not sleep at night. I lay awake in a cold sweat, occassionally shaking, praying for sleep and dreading the morning because I might or might not be able to get to work (if I had a job at that time). I was frequently jobless. The anxiety was terrible. The shame was overwhelming.

If the above isn’t you, but the hangovers hurt a lot more than they used to,  than you should still read on because you can prevent the progression of the problem.  Also, it doesn’t matter if you are the one twitching and shaking or if it is the person lying next to you. If you love someone who suffers like this, this program can help you. (so click on a banner and help yourself)

If you need help, I want you to get it. If your spouse needs help, I want them to get it.

I am going to make some claims about addiction treatment in the United States that fly in the face of what you have seen and heard on TV and in your social circles. I will provide evidence to support my claims. I know I will need to convince you to trust what I am saying and to hopefully take the plunge and help yourself. So please stick with me to the end.

Most People Stop Drinking Without Rehab

They quit cold turkey. They have to. You see: Rehab Is a Problem. It Does Not Work

Don’t believe me? Believe the professionals.

You Have A Better Chance of Ending Your Addiction If You Are Never Exposed To Treatment Programs or 12-Step Programs.
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“There’s no such thing as an evidence-based rehab,” he says. “That’s because no matter what you do, the whole concept of rehab is flawed and unsupported by evidence.” [says] Dr. Mark Willenbring, former director of treatment and recovery research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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You are probably frowning with disbelief right now, so review this information from the American Psychiatic Association‘s DSM They are the Gold Standard for psychological disorders in the United States. Take a look at the following figure, taken from this study:

Click Image to Open For Better ViewingDSM abstinence rates

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you: People who were treated for their alcohol dependencies were three times more likely to relapse to alcoholism after 10 years, compared to those who received no treatment at all! Think about it for a minute… No treatment was superior!

How can that be? It surely is a fluke. Right?

Wrong, and here’s why.

First, as it was shown a long time ago, spontaneous recovery is possible. Coupled with the findings of the Dawson study above, it is clear that:

  • You can quit drinking on your own
  • If you stop drinking without AA or other similar rehab, you are actually MORE LIKELY to stay sober in the long term.

Second, rehab programs, including many 12-Step programs, don’t address the root cause of the problem. They only have limited short-term success, but at an overwhelming price: Humiliation, deprivation and a ridiculous financial costs that can range from $12,000 to over $200,00 (think movie star) for treatment that does not work.

Who Are These Rehab Experts Anyway

The Daily Beast writes that the addiction industry generates $35 billion a year in revenue. The industry claims very high success rates but most credible (third party) sources claim the industry has less than a 5% success rate.

only one state required providers of addiction treatment to have a master’s degree; by contrast, 14 states did not require any licensing or certification for such counselors and 14 states required only a high school diploma or GED to obtain the proper credentials.

There are “no clearly delineated, consistent and regulated national standards” in the industry, said a report summary MarketWatch

So your bartender may know more about getting sober than those who work in the rehab facility. (seriously, he might) I know I know more about it. I have not drank in nearly 10 years.

Don’t let these pseudo-scientists fail you and your family. Don’t spend your children’s college fund or inheritance on their “pie-in-the-sky” claims. (there are a few exceptions when you want inpatient rehab as the first option but they are rare. Read my blog if your interested.)

What this means is that the path to recovery that most people think is most common—attending 12-step meetings either with or without some additional treatment, completely abstaining from all psychoactive substances that aren’t prescribed—is actually the unusual one. Between two-thirds and three-quarters of people who recover don’t receive any type of treatment, and only about 40% abstain entirely, at least with the legal drug alcohol.
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Did you read that?
That means that 60% find an acceptable way to drink again.
They don’t tell you that in rehab!
(I have not tried drinking again, I am done. So I cannot vouch for this personally. BUT. It is nice to know that many people find a way to be normal again.)

If Rehab Is Broken, How Will I Stop Drinking

You can do it by using this program, Just clik on a banner or here. It will give you the advice you need to avoid many common pitfalls.

I thought you said “people quit on their own”. Yes I did. But this program will make it easier and faster for you to get through this. It is $37 dollars, less than the price of a good drunk, and it has a money back guaranteed. It’s a no brainer.

How Will It Help Me To Quit

anti alcoholIt will help you learn some things about your physical and emotional responses. You’ll learn about your limbic system and your pre-frontal cortex. You will learn about neuroplasticity and feedback loops. Don’t worry, it isn’t hard. It only sounds complicated until it is explained to you. 

It is much less painful than going through life dealing with one hangover after another. It is easier than losing your family or your job. It’s just plain easier being in control of yourself than it is being alcohol’s bitch. (or any addiction’s bitch, this works for all addictions)

Quit Drinking On Your Own

With a little help of this program you can bypass all the costly mistakes others make when trying. A little help from a true friend is good.
You will learn what is happening to you and how to manage it. For less than the price of a good binge, you can learn to stop drinking on your own. The best part? In the unlikely event that you won’t see results, you’ll even get your money back. How awesome is that?
Do yourself a favor and jump on the wagon right away. You’ll thank me later.

 

 

 


Anyway
, its time to get back to some information you can use right now.
Since this blog is about destructive drinking, I will focus on booze. But any addiction can be attacked using these and other tactics taught in the program. (Just buy it, it has a money back guarantee. I know it works.)

Questions About Quitting Drinking

Tactics To Help You Stop Cold Turkey

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You’ll need to know what to expect from your body and mind and you’ll need to have some idea of how to take on these problems. Every alcoholic who really wants to stop drin

king will need to know the general things below.

 

Find alternatives

Find new things to do. If you just sit around you will likely start drinking again. Drinking takes up a lot of time, you need something to fill it with. So find yourself yourself a new hobby. One that you value, one that is important enough that you want to stay sober to see it completed.

Avoid “triggers”

What triggers your urge to drink? If you have certain “drinking songs” don’t listen to them for awhile. If you drink when you golf or bowl, you may need to stay away from it too. If you have certain friends that you drink with you should stay away from them for awhile. Or you can learn how to say “no”. (below)

What about when you can’t? If you are on a bowling team you probably should try it and see what happens. If you normally drink when visiting your in-laws you can’t really get rid of the in-laws. So don’t see them for awhile and learn tactics from the course to deal with a host of other triggers.

You will not need to hide forever, if that were true the program would be useless.

Plan to handle urges

Remind yourself why you are not drinking. The hobby you picked should be important enough that you will want to stay sober to at least finish it. Some people exercise, but that never worked for me. Do take your mind off of the urge or remove yourself from the situation that brought it on.

This too is temporary, everyday you will get stronger and that urge will be less and less.

Know your “no”

Have a “no thanks” prepared before you are offered a drink. I used to tell people “no I have to work early, and you know how I am once I get started”. That was enough to shut everyone up.

You are going to need to deal with stressors at the ground level. These things are immediate and deeply personal. You need a plan. Don’t worry, you’ll learn how to prepare yourself for for the problems you’ll face when giving up alcohol with the course.

Get the course so you are truly prepared

How Can Family Help A Loved One Stop Drinking

Drunk DrivingGet the stop drinking program so you know what is going on and so you can be ready when they are.

AND.

Learn All You Can About Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Learn about withdrawal, triggers, how to handle cravings, and a host of other issues. (the program does this)

Speak Up and Offer Your Support

Talk to the person about your concerns, and offer your help and support, including your willingness to be with them and or to leave them alone if they don’t like to be babied.

Express Love and Concern

Don’t wait for your loved one to “hit bottom”. You may be met with excuses, denial or anger, but be prepared to respond with specific examples of behavior that has you worried.

Don’t Expect the Person to Stay Stop Without Being Prepared

They are going to be changing their life. The person needs to be prepared. They need both a

specific and general skill set to help them. That is where the course comes in. To be honest, if the course is not enough, get some more help. But why waste 10’s of thousands of dollars on rehab if you don’t need to. Can you really take 30 days or more off from earning a living if you don’t have to. Even if you can, do you want to?

A Few Things You Want To Avoid:

  • Don’t Preach: Don’t lecture, threaten, bribe, preach or moralize.
  • Don’t Be A Martyr: Avoid emotional appeals that may only increase feelings of guilt and the compulsion to drink or use other drugs.
  • Don’t Cover Up, lie or make excuses for them and their behavior.
  • Don’t Assume Their Responsibilities: Taking over their responsibilities protects them from the consequences of their behavior.
  • Don’t Argue When Using: Arguing with the person when they are using alcohol or drugs, at that point they can’t have a rational conversation.
  • Don’t Feel Guilty or responsible for their behavior, it’s not your fault.
  • Don’t Join Them: Don’t try to keep up with them by drinking or using.
    https://ncadd.org/for-friends-and-family/helping-someone

Those are guidelines from NCADD but you know your loved one better than they do. Notice what helps and what doesn’t. Then do that.

If the person wants to be told how proud you are of the them, do so (if you are proud of them). If they hate that stuff, then don’t tell them how wonderful they are. Pretty simple.

Here is another thing for helpers to know. It is nice if you try to help at first but it shouldn’t be permanent (at least for most of the stuff). You want your life to go back to normal, not to become an existence where you are watching to make sure you don’t do anything to set your loved one off. You are a helper, you are very important, but you are not the solution.

Get the course so you are truly prepared.

If You Choose ABSTINENCE. What Will You Do?
(that’s right, drinking or not drinking is a choice, you are not powerless)

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Think of all the things you can do with the energy and clear head you will have.

You will have more quality time with family.

I went back to college and got a second degree. I could not have done that if I were still drinking.

You might turn your hobby into a career. Have the energy to earn a promotion or change jobs or start your own business.

How about your family? Will your wife be happy? Will your children be happy? If things are already broken will you be able to reconcile?

If you don’t have work or a family, you will be stable enough to get them if you want.

Will your buddies hate you because you quit drinking and they can’t.

My buddies (and their wives) didn’t know what to do, I had always been such a messy drunk, then I wasn’t. They had no one to point to and say “he’s the one with the problem” anymore. They couldn’t claim that they simply could not quit drinking, because I had stopped and my problem was much worse than theirs. It shook things up. Some people got angry.

(By the way, some of them have quit drinking now and they did it by understanding neuroplasticity, nutrition, feedback loops, etc. All the stuff on the Video)

no alcoholHow do you see yourself without alcohol abuse muddying up the waters? What things will you do with your time? Will you build a better future for yourself and your family.

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Benefits of Quitting Drinking (not all will apply)

  • Prevent or reduce health problems that are made worse by alcohol use, such as liver damage.
  • Prevent harm to your unborn baby if you are pregnant.
  • Reduce related family concerns or relationship problems.
  • Increase your ability to be productive at work, school, and home.
  • Reduce legal problems that you might have as a result of misuse of alcohol.
    Stopping alcohol use can:
  • Prevent or reduce health problems that are made worse by alcohol use, such as liver damage.
  • Prevent harm to your unborn baby if you are pregnant.
  • Reduce related family concerns or relationship problems.
  • Increase your ability to be productive at work, school, and home.
  • Reduce legal problems that you might have as a result of misuse of alcohol.

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/how-to-stop-drinking-alcohol

no alcoholTrying to quit drinking cold turkey, naturally, on your own or whatever other way you want to say it is not easy. It is not, however, impossible. It is easier to quit drinking alcoholically than it to continue. Hangovers are misery. Compared to them, stopping alcohol consumption is not so bad.  You have just been told that it is. And. You did not have the tools and training to quit drinking on your own. This program will give you those tools and, if it doesn’t, send it back for a refund.

You can stop drinking without AA or any other group, if you don’t want to be involved with them.

Quitting cold turkey does not mean “bare Knuckling” it.

You will learn what is happening to you and know how to manage it when it does. For less than a price of a good binge you can learn to stop drinking on your own.

Watch the video. It has a money back guarantee. Do you really want to help yourself or not?

Get the course and stop binge drinking

Stop Drinking and Lose Weight? Sorry. No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 16-1. Available at www.nal.usda.gov

There is the breakdown of alcohol and fat grams. I had always been told alcohol was full of empty calories. Looks like a beer belly isn’t created by beer, but by sitting on your fat as*. This information comes from the USDA.

addiction controlThe numbers do make sense to me personally. Even though I stopped drinking I didn’t lose any weight. I assumed I would. If beer has approximately 100 calories than not drinking a case or more of beer per day should have reduced my caloric intake by around 2400 calories. It did, but no weight loss occurred.

Anyway, there is the chart on alcohol and weight loss, it has a link if you want to look at the methodology of the study.

 

Stop Drinking With The Help Of Medication

Why use medication. For alcoholics, cravings pose a substantial threat to a person’s recovery.There are a multitude of prescription medications that are employed in an off-label manner to deal with these powerful yearnings. Probably the most prevalent of these are naltrexone and topamax. These types of drugs have proven to be valuable in suppressing cravings for alcohol and helping individuals with a drinking problem to stop drinking alcohol.

Having said that, they are only one element of the remedy. Research studies show that these types of medications are not fully successful at assisting individuals to quit drinking alcohol unless those addicts are also receiving therapy or are a part of a 12 step program.

Just get the program, it has a money back guarantee, costs less than a night out on the town, and will help you to finally overcome your problem and put you back in charge of your life.

Do yourself a favor, watch the video and get the program, if it does not work, return it. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

(the one thing I hear myself and other drunks say is, “I wish I would have done this 10 years ago” because so much of our lives were lost to drunkenness and then withdrawal. Don’t wait. Get the program

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