Tapering Off Alcohol
In July 2007, it was found that up to 30% of the US population had struggled with alcoholism or alcohol abuse. This number has only risen.
When this moment comes, it’s important to remember that there is help available so you won’t be alone. Many people may recommend tapering off alcohol as a way of quitting.
What Is Tapering Off Alcohol?
Tapering off alcohol means cutting back on your alcohol consumption, either by using alcohol itself or with the aid of medications.
It can be done as a part of inpatient or outpatient treatment, or as a means of self-recovery.
Why is it bad?
Firstly, recovering with the help of professionals and a support system of friends or families is always recommended.
Coming back from an alcohol addiction, you should seek to eliminate alcohol completely until you feel ready to drink responsibly again.
Tapering off alcohol gets in the way of the detox process by allowing alcoholics to hold on to their addiction for longer.
While going cold turkey isn’t recommended either, tapering off alcohol with alcohol is counter-productive.
As many as 100,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes. These include:
• Accidental fires
You don’t want to be part of that demographic, and alcohol withdrawal can be just as life-threatening as alcoholism itself. What’s worse is that tapering off alcohol can see you going around in circles and not seeing any progress.
Tapering off alcohol, especially on your own can be full of risks you can easily avoid by joining a program such as ours.
You can start on your journey to sobriety by downloading Craig Beck’s free e-book, ‘Alcohol Lied To Me’.
The method outlined in the book offers a permanent cure over a lifetime struggle and doesn’t require any group meetings or expensive rehab sessions.
Allow yourself to get to the root of the problem, instead of simply curing the symptoms. You can even get
You can even get one to one sessions for non-judgmental support and advice and help in devising the next step in your plan to attack the problem at its core.
How To Make The Program Work For You
Get out of the habit of tapering off alcohol as a solution and tackle the problem with help and support.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Relapse: Relapse is a normal and common part of recovering from addiction. The most important part is that you pick yourself back up and ready yourself to commit to recovery once again.
Manage Your Stress Effectively: It is well known that stress can negatively impact recovery and in particularly bad cases, lead to relapse.
One to One sessions and the Stop Drinking program provides an outlet and a way to help you understand your alcoholism.
Contact us to find out more about the help we offer and start your journey to wellness and sobriety.
You are stronger than your addiction. Discover how to stop drinking today.