Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Self-Help
How to Stop Drinking and Start Recovery
Most people with alcohol addiction problems do not decide to make a big change out of the blue or transform their drinking habits overnight. Recovery is usually a more gradual process. In the early stages of change, denial is a huge obstacle. Even after admitting you have a drinking problem, you may make excuses and drag your feet. It’s important to acknowledge your ambivalence about stopping drinking. If you’re not sure if you’re ready to change or you’re struggling with the decision, it can help to think about the costs and benefits of each choice.
Evaluating the costs and benefits of drinking
Make a table like the one below, weighing the costs and benefits of drinking to the costs and benefits of quitting.
|Is Drinking Worth The Cost?|
|Benefits of drinking:||Benefits of not drinking:|
|Costs of drinking:||Costs of not drinking:|
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