If You Drink Too Much You Need To Addess It - How?

I definitely drink too much, so I need to take steps to sort it myself I should try and get some help

It’s really a question for you – it depends totally on how you feel.  A lot of the problem is realising you have a problem!  See the considerations below and then decide what’s the best approach for you.

Sort it myself

Start a new habit to reduce your intake by creating a new habit.

Think of the old drink habits you’re in and create a new habit. This could be not to drink before going out or only taking a limited amount of money out with you.

Learn to control the alcohol strength and switch to lower content by switching products.

Make a commitment not to drink during the easy times of the week and avoid drinking with binge drinkers as this is the worst type of drinking. It’s not fun, cool and definitely not good for your health.

Take time out before you go out to add up the cost of the nights drinking and how many hidden calories you consumed that you won’t burn off easily.

Treating your body with respect is one of the first principles of taking charge; your kidneys and liver cannot cope with the volume of alcohol especially binge drinking. Look after them as you only get one set.

Taking control of you is the key to success when creating a new habit. Don’t let others over influence you.

Get some help

The NHS website provides information, facts and advice – click the link for more information.

Drinkline is the national alcohol helpline – call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm) – it’s free and calls are in confidence.

Drinkaware provide a number of tools you can use.  You can also chat with an adviser on their website.  They can help you:

The SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline (and email and post support) on any issue, aimed particularly at those who are isolated or vulnerable.  It also provides details of a number of other support services 

YouDrive thinks…

Overall we believe that it makes sense and it’s obvious that excessive alcohol intake will have an effect in the long term on your health and wellbeing. Take charge of your habits and don’t let others do that for you. Take charge of what you put in your mouth and learn to take control. If you’re struggling with will power there is lots of help available.

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More information

Alcohol and You – 21 Ways to Control and Stop Drinking

How to Give Up Your Addiction and Quit Alcohol (Self Help) Paperback

“Alcohol and You” includes everything you need to self-diagnose alcohol problems and find the solution that is right for you.

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The Sophisticated Alcoholic

The book breaks all the rules about treating alcoholism.

It’s not just about the stereotypical alcoholic but for the invisible majority, the middle class drinkers, the people who are in control of their lives but with one significant exception that they have already concluded that their use of alcohol is excessive. These are the silent majority the ‘Sophisticated Alcoholics’.

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Easy Way to Control Alcohol

 Allen Carr – Paperback

Allen Carr established himself as the world’s leading authority on how to stop smoking and The Easy Way to Control Alcohol applies his revolutionary method to drinking. With startling insight into why we drink and clear step-by-step instructions, he shows yo the way to escape the “alcohol trap” in the time it takes to read this book.

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The 10-Day Alcohol Detox Plan

Stop Drinking Easily & Safely (Self Help Book 1) Kindle Edition

Do you want to take a break from alcohol easily and safely?

When you stop drinking, it takes up to 10 days for the alcohol to completely leave your system. It’s a tricky time. You get cravings and your thinking becomes emotional.

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The NHS have a section on alcohol support

Drinkaware specialise in drink related problems

DrinkCoach is a service providing coaching support and a free app to monitor your drinking

Stuff you might want on drinking

Now you’ve read about drinking you might want to make a bit of a statement.  Have a look at some stuff below we think has some humour value!  We may make pennies on commission, but that’s not the point really.  Click on the image to see more details.

Gym? I thought you said gin! – Need a drink not exercise T-Shirt

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Everything Is Fine Just Drink Beer & Wine T-Shirt

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Funny Party Quote Drinking Joke Gift May Contain Alcohol T-Shirt

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Novelty Engraved/Printed HiBall Gin and Tonic Vodka Glass

to me Drinking Responsibly Means Not Spilling – Engraved

Beautiful Novelty Gift, Fantastic For Any Occasion!
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Presented in a fantastic Gift Box

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Health domains

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We break down the overall concept of health or wellness into ‘bite-sized chunks’ that we can actually do something about.  The first level we call health domains.

We like the Life of Wellness site and we have chosen the following domains.

1. Emotional Wellness: Awareness and acceptance of feelings
2. Spiritual Wellness: A search for meaning and purpose
3. Intellectual Wellness: Recognition of your creativity, knowledge and skills
4. Physical Wellness: Need for physical activity and balanced nutrition
5. Environmental Wellness: Positive awareness and impact on your environment
6. Financial Wellness: Debt reduction, cash flow balance or financial future planning
7. Occupational Wellness: Personal achievement and enrichment from your career
8. Social Wellness: Contribution to your community

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Health Areas

Within each domain, we have included a number of health areas. These are specific issues that you can tackle.  Within each health area, e.g. Depression, once you have subscribed we have built additional information and exercises which you can do to help in the area.

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See which domains you should address

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Having established that we use 8 domains, you need to understand which you should concentrate on.

The 8 are:

  • Emotional
  • Environmental
  • Financial
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Spiritual

You can take a questionnaire, which scores you in each domain.  You can decide which domains you are strong in, and which you need to improve.

Another analysis shows which domains you should look at, but also which domains you want to look at.

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A Butterfly Life: 4 Keys to More Happiness, Better Health and Letting Your True Self Shine

Times of change can be a challenge, no doubt! Whether it’s a relationship breakup, job loss, or being diagnosed with a serious health issue. Or you may WANT things to be different, but it feels a little scary or overwhelming. The butterfly reminds us change can be beautiful, even necessary, in order to realize our full potential and live our best life.