Alcohol is a legal drug that, according to statistics, 8 out of 10 people use regularly. Moreover, in most cases a person is not considered sick or addicted, even if he drinks alcohol every day. Approximately 20% of active people drink alcohol at least 3 times a week, another 50% - once a week, and only 20% drink less than 2-3 times a month. But even if he uses it several times a month, a person acquires both psychological and physiological dependence. In this article, we will talk about how to stop drinking alcohol on your own, why you should do it, and how not to break it down anymore.
Everyone knows that alcohol is an addiction. Also, everyone knows that alcohol is a poison in any dose, but they continue to use it.
It is almost impossible to "stop" alcohol on your own after a few years of use - a person gets so used to a break from vodka, champagne, beer and wine that he simply cannot imagine life without drinking. Therefore, people stop drinking only if they are really coded or their health condition does not allow it.
Drunkenness leads to degradation of the population, its extinction, reduction of general culture and literacy. Therefore, we recommend that absolutely all people reconsider their attitude towards alcohol and, if they do not give it up completely, then at least reduce their consumption to once or twice a month.
If there is an alcoholic in the family, then life in it is conflicted and problematic. There is often not enough money for clothes and food, children and spouses live in constant stress, scandals and fights often break out in the family. This pattern of behavior becomes the norm for children, and they repeat it later in adulthood.
Can you stop drinking yourself?
If you want to know how to stop drinking forever, there is no universal answer to the question. This procedure is individual for everyone. Someone simply refuses to drink alcohol, realizing the danger, someone exceeds his norm and almost dies of an abscess, someone loses his job or the respect of a friend, after which they decide.
But the main thing is that the person is aware of the existing problem and tries to solve it in any way. Without it, it is impossible to overcome addiction and craving for alcohol. The patient must set a goal and go towards it, otherwise he will not succeed.
Very often the rejection process is associated with a complete change of circle of friends and even residence - a person finds it difficult to give up the habit of sitting in the evening with friends drinking, having a drink with colleagues at the next corporation or celebrating buying new pantswith neighbors.
Keep in mind that the psychological craving for alcohol is very strong and it is quite difficult to deal with it without changing habits.
It is necessary to ensure that the patient has no free time. Be busy, find a hobby, start hitting the gym or pool to meet new people in a non-drinking environment. The hobby needs to bring you joy, captivate, feed you with adrenaline - you can easily squeeze alcohol out of your life, getting something new and useful.
The main goal is simply to forget about vodka, beer, wine - you don't need alcohol to have a good time.
Alcohol is an insidious adversary that causes mental addiction.
Why alcohol is harmful
So you already know how to start a fight. To encourage you, we will list the main harm that alcohol causes to a person:
- Health is deteriorating.Many men who drink frequently die from heart problems between the ages of 35 and 45. Alcohol poisons the liver and kidneys, the central nervous system, leads to deformation of blood vessels, affects sexual function and reduces immunity. If a person drinks for more than 10 years, then the risk of giving birth to healthy offspring weighs zero. It develops heart failure and significantly increases the risk of cancer and tuberculosis.
- Social relations are deteriorating.The family treats the alcoholic extremely negatively, many friends and acquaintances turn away from people who constantly drink because they behave aggressively, constantly borrowing money "until the day of payment". In addition, in an alcoholic state, there is a huge number of crimes - theft, murder, hooliganism.
- The financial situation is deteriorating.Alcohol is quite expensive today, it also requires a snack, and even traditional gatherings cost quite a penny. A person stops taking care of himself, takes care of his appearance, spends money on drinks, and not on his family, as a result of which absolutely everyone connected with an alcoholic suffers. In addition, such people are often fired because they are unreliable, and few people like the smell of smoke.
Is it dangerous to throw
There is a myth that it is impossible to suddenly stop drinking because a person may start withdrawing. This is true only if the patient is drunk and drinks for more than 3-5 days. In this case, you really can't just stop drinking - you need to take him to the hospital for a drip or take him out of the house in 2-3 days. If a person rarely uses it and does not find excessive drunkenness, then he can stop drinking without any problems.
Why can't you get out of drunkenness? Because the body is poisoned by alcohol and aldehydes, it works on alcohol, so failure can lead to:
- Extra stress on the heart.
- Increased pressure, overload of blood vessels.
- Occurrence of strokes and heart attacks.
- Hallucinations. Due to the effects on the central nervous system, an alcoholic may have constant auditory and visual hallucinations.
- Falling into depression, which ends in severe mental illness and even suicide.
Therefore, if you have already stepped, you must leave gradually and correctly (preferably with medication). Or read the rules for getting out of this state at home.
How to stop drinking on your own
Think about how to stop drinking alcohol on your own, without resorting to coding or the help of a narcologist. To do that, you have to fight your disease or at least realize that it exists. Allen Carr’s book helps someone stop drinking, someone concludes for themselves that alcohol is a poison and doesn’t bring anything good. Generally, you have to adjust to what you need to leave. Otherwise you will slip to the very bottom and die long before the deadline.
The second step is to develop intolerances. There are many ways to do this, but we recommend using traditional home remedies.
- Strong decoction of St. John's wort. Buy it at the pharmacy, put 4 tablespoons in the sherpa and pour half a liter of strong boiling water over it. Let it cook for about half an hour, after which take the product 30-50 grams 2 times a day. After about 10-12 days you will develop a permanent aversion to all alcohols.
- Buy bearberry leaves at the pharmacy and boil 2 tablespoons in a glass of boiling water (you can cook the mixture for an additional 5-10 minutes). Take this soup 4-6 times a day.
- Take a kilo of oats, rinse it well, put it in a sherpa and fill it with water (you can take a liter and a half of water so that all the grain is covered). Pour about 100 grams of marigold into the mixture, cook the soup for 20-30 minutes, then leave it to stand for 12 hours in a warm place (you can wrap the dish with a towel). The soup should be drunk 3 times a day, in a full cup of 200 grams.
When you stop drinking, give up alcohol 100%, or you will fall again.
Let’s now look at tinctures that help develop an aversion to alcohol. Here are the three most common recipes:
- Violet root and laurel are filled with a glass of moonlight or vodka, the tincture is given for 10-14 days. It is then filtered and offered to the patient (dose 50-100 grams). He, unable to control himself, drinks, after which he starts vomiting violently. Repeated intake will cause aversion to alcohol.
- The leaves of the crack are steamed in a glass of strong boiling water and infused for 10-14 days in a dark, cool place. Then 100 grams of tincture are mixed with 100 grams of vodka and offered to the patient. He drinks, causing violent vomiting. The fixing effect is repeated once more.
- Centaury, wormwood and thyme are taken in equal doses, 1 tbsp. The mixture is poured boiling water and infused for 2-3 hours. It is then filtered and given to the patient, 50 grams 4 times a day.
Tea can also be used - it is great for helping to cope with the thirst for drinks.
Use the following recipes:
- Take 15-20 grams of dried mint, wormwood, yarrow. Fill them with water, adding calamus and juniper berries (about a liter of boiling water). Let it infuse, then drink 2 times a day.
- 30-40 grams of wormwood, St. John's wort and yarrow, 20 grams of angelica and cumin seeds, 10 grams of spruce and 30 mint. Mix and grind all these ingredients. Then take a spoonful of the finished mixture, pour 250 ml of boiling water over it and drink it twice a day.
A person trying to distance himself from alcohol is usually advised to drink as much as possible to dilute the blood and remove the remaining toxin. Remember, it is possible to stop drinking alcohol. You may not succeed the first time, so a breakdown will follow, but if you are determined to overcome illness and addiction, you will have fewer breakdowns, and periods of sobriety - more and more. Squeeze alcohol out of life, replacing it with something interesting, and you will succeed!