Quitting Alcohol Online Journal Group
Alcohol can be highly addictive, and the jury is still out about the supposed health benefits of alcohol. Sure, a glass or two of red wine with dinner might serve you well – but do you really need that 4th martini?
If you are like most, you are a creature of habit and depend on your “social crutch” to butterfly your way through a party. But if you came here to get your drinking back in check, we can help.
In this group challenge, you will slowly ween yourself from alcohol. Each day, we will ask you pointed questions to help you understand the complex emotional and physical relationship between you and alcohol. Trust us, it's more complicated than you think!
Each day, you choose whether to display your journal answers in our public forums (anonymously of course!) for other group members to provide positive and encouraging feedback. Knowing that you're not alone in your addiction can make all the difference.
We will also educate you with scientific information about the negative health and social consequences of too much alcohol. With your full commitment to our challenge, you will be alcohol-free each day while you answer thought-provoking questions about you continue to drink. Are you ready to get your drinking under control?
Well, com’on, let’s get started!
Step 1: Your Relationship with Alcohol
Exploring your relationship with alcohol is the key to starting your lifestyle change. Everything in life is a relationship. A relationship with food, a relationship with work, a relationship with fitness, and of course -- a relationship with alcohol consumption.
Step 2: Write Down Your Reasons for Quitting
There are all kinds of great reasons to stop drinking, and your specific reasons are unique to you. Maybe alcohol is putting a strain on your relationships or professional life. Maybe you've gotten in trouble by drinking in the past. Or maybe you just want to be healthier. Write all of these reasons out to build your motivation for quitting.
- Your top reasons for quitting could be that you always drink too much after having a single drink, you get in fights with your partner when you drink, and you've put on weight since you started drinking. These are great reasons to quit.
- Keep this list so you can look at it when you’re feeling tempted to drink.
- If you’re having trouble coming up with your reasons for quitting, try writing down all of the negative things that alcohol has caused in your life. This should give you some good reasons to quit.