How to Stop Drinking
How to Stop Drinking May Not Be The Only Question
The typical reaction to people who don’t want to stop drinking is that they are in denial and don’t see the obvious problem. But people are not usually in denial, they are simply ambivalent about stopping their drinking, even if they know it is in their best interest. However there is are benefits that is perceived by the drinker for continuing their excessive drinking behaviors, even if it isn’t obvious to the professional or family members. Another reason is that they don’t know how to stop drinking.
Did you ever leave your MD office, with a bad feeling in your stomach because they said you must cut down or stop drinking?
Because when you asked – “OK, How do I Stop Drinking?” They say, oh go to AA or take some other action that is really nothing of value.
Ambivalence is very normal. There isn’t a single person in AA who wouldn’t love to drink if they could, and they are understandably very ambivalent about accepting life-long abstinence. Similarly, every single person who is now attending AA, NA, CA and other 12-step programs, has tried to moderate their alcohol use, and only after failing to do so, came to 12-step meetings.
If you express your desire for moderation instead of abstinence to your therapist or your 12-step group, you will be told that you are in denial and invited to return when you have “hit bottom.” Traditional alcohol and drug treatment programs and traditional therapists have not been trained to help people reduce their usage of alcohol or drugs. They are not equipped to deal with someone who is ambivalent. Their expertise is in how to stop drinking only.
On the contrary, if you are ambivalent, you can benefit in three ways:
- Only by recognizing your ambivalence and helping you get past it;
- Only by learning to use special tools, insights, and strategies to reduce your intake of your substance(s) in a planned, practical manner, and
- Only by helping you seriously try to attain moderation and determine if it is a viable goal is the drinker going to have the motivation to stop drinking. If moderation is not an attainable goal for you, then you move on toward stopping and facing the inherent fears and ambivalence about living an abstinent lifestyle with the ultimate goal attaining and maintaining abstinence.
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