is your drinking habit or addiction?
I get a lot of people emailing me asking this question, so I made a video to answer it:
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How do you know when you are addicted:
I got an email today from a member of my online quit drinking course. Let's call him John.
John said 'I want to give up alcohol but at the same time I am worried because I think it's become a habit. It's something that's always been in my life, and for that reason I don't think I will ever be able to quit.
So, how do you know when your drinking moves from just being a bad habit to being an addiction.
The answer may surprise you.
The word habit is a bit of a red herring. Bad habits don't really exist in the way that we assume they do. Everything we do is serving a purpose, even if the purpose is spurious. We are not robots, we are always trying to either move away from pain or move toward pleasure.
We drink alcohol because we believe it gives us something. That could be relaxation, confidence or sleep - all very common explanations. Of course as you will discover in the course, alcohol does not provide any of those outcomes.
We don't drink out of habit!
Let me demonstrate how I know this to be true. If you had an apple with your lunch every day for 20 years. You could say it was a habit. However, if it was revealed with 100% certainty that apples cause cancer you would not insist on continuing to have an apple a day, because it is a habit.
You would replace the apple with something else, and while it might feel a bit weird for a while - it wouldn't be difficult.
Alcohol is a highly addictive drug that tells us that it is a harmless social pleasantry. Alcohol lies!
If you are worried about your drinking. Why not grab your place on today's FREE quit drinking webinar. You will find out:
- How to stop drinking without willpower
- 3 ways to kill any cravings FAST
- How relax without drinking
Plus I will give you a free copy of my bestselling book 'Alcohol Lied To Me':
"Craig Beck and this course have completely changed my mindset. I not only do not want to drink, I loath the thought of what alcohol has stolen from me.
At the rate I was going I believe I would have been dead in the next two years. Now I think I may have several years left in me.
This course has literally given life back to me.", Bob Wadley