The Right Mindset to Stop Binge Drinking
Do you want to stop binge drinking?
It’s all about having the right mindset.
Binge drinking is defined as consuming a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time.
Alcohol impairs your judgment.
That should be no surprise to hear, but have you ever tried convincing someone that is 4 or 5 drinks in that their judgment is impaired? It’s often met with an aggressive denial.
If you feel concerned about your ability to stop binge drinking, you can rest assured that we’re here to help.
How to Get in the Right Mindset to Stop Binge Drinking
Here are a few top tips on getting your binge drinking under control by using the right mindset in regard to alcohol.
Set Your Limit
When drinking, use your judgment to limit yourself to a maximum drink number. It depends on your body and relationship with alcohol, but a great place to start is a 1 or 2 drink maximum to stop binge drinking.
Also, pay attention to the alcohol content of what you’re drinking. Limit yourself to lower alcohol content beverages (such as 5% ABV or lower) to help monitor your consumption.
Drink Water In Between Every Drink
Alcohol dehydrates you. Drink a full glass of water in between every drink you have to help pace yourself out and buy yourself time.
This will also help greatly in reducing hangovers. A big part of being hungover can be attributed to dehydration.
Identify Your Triggers
Pressing reset on your relationship with alcohol by going through triggering situations without it can be an eye-opening experience.
Triggers can include social anxiety, certain holidays, family gatherings, or even just a certain location or group of friends.
For many people, seeking therapy to help them stop binge drinking by addressing triggers may be extremely helpful.
Take a Break
For some, the best way to stop binge drinking is to stop drinking altogether, whether forever or for a period of time.
Pressing reset on your relationship with alcohol can be empowering. It’s also great for your liver and overall health.
Enjoy the Alcohol You Choose To Drink
Don’t ever “chug” a drink. For one thing, good alcohol is expensive. If you’re going to drink it you should enjoy the taste, not just “pound” it for the feeling.
Set your standards high and keep your judgment intact in order to enjoy the taste.
If you are only drinking for the feeling, that is a red flag and you may want to consider seeking help.
Be your biggest supporter.
Reward yourself for the hard work of changing your relationship with alcohol for the better.
Keep in mind that people who binge drink may not necessarily be alcoholics.
Binge drinking may only occur once every few weeks or even months, with no cravings in between. However, drinking to the point of a blackout or excessive drunkenness is not something that should be taken lightly.
If you are struggling with binge drinking, contact us and let us help you stay away from that bottle.
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