Alcoholism is disease, here’s some resources to help you fight back:
Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Management Approach http://amzn.to/1ZdgP9f
I Need to Stop Drinking!: How to get back your self-respect. http://amzn.to/1VEqbeU
Why You Drink and How to Stop: A Journey to Freedom: http://amzn.to/1Q8pAv2
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book: http://amzn.to/1N0rttl
Alcoholics: Dealing With an Alcoholic Family Member, Friend or Someone You Love: http://amzn.to/1j9cvH4
Watch more Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/223528-How-to-Seek-Help-for-Alcoholism
Take a pragmatic approach to kicking your alcohol dependence with these proven methods.
Consult a psychiatrist. At least 40 percent of people who abuse alcohol have a serious mental-health issue – like depression or anxiety – that leads them to self-medicate with liquor. Treating any underlying condition may help curb your alcohol dependency.
Get counseling to find ways to resist the urge to drink. And don’t assume that rehabilitation has to be in-house; research shows that outpatient rehab can also be effective.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy have proven particularly helpful in treating people with addictions.
Ask a doctor about the medications available to treat alcoholism. Some help reduce the craving for alcohol, while others discourage drinking by making people feel sick after they’ve had liquor.
Drugs that treat alcoholism are meant to supplement, not replace, counseling.
Join a support group. Search online for options or ask your place of worship for assistance.
Lean on friends and family members to help you maintain your sobriety. People with strong support systems do better, and your loved ones will want to see you succeed.
Stick it out. Alcoholism is a chronic illness, and relapses may happen. But if you can stay with a treatment program for 90 days, you have a better chance of overcoming your problem for good.
Did You Know?
Several studies have concluded that alcoholics have genetic variations that make them more prone to become addicts.