You may think that when you see someone who is a heavy drinker that they will never let go of their unhealthy habits. Everyone has the chance to change their habits and reach sobriety. The University of Birmingham did a study to find out the reasons why heavy drinkers decide to either cut back or stop drinking completely which can help give others motivation to stop.
According to the study, someone can want to cut back or stop their drinking because of their role of being a parent or if they have a leadership role that requires them to behave respectfully like being a politician, police officer, or even a teacher. They have probably asked themselves whether their drinking is more important than continuing with the career that they have worked hard for. It can also be because they see that compared to their friends and family that they are the ones who are always requesting for another drink or drinking larger quantities than others. They might feel embarrassed and out of place if they are drinking more than others. You also could have had a professional partner tell you that you should cut back on the drinking and speaking to you about your behavior as the cause for change.
Another reason someone can choose to stop drinking is when they realize how much money is being spent on cases of beer or wine at liquor stores. Each drink at the bar adds up and you may realize that you have more important things to pay for such as bills, groceries, your children’s needs, or even to save up for a vacation. Sometimes a wake-up call to some people is if they suffer severe health problems when they think about all of the times they have passed out and had to go to the emergency room or get liver cancer as a result of too much drinking. When you realize your life has become more precious, you will do what needs to be done to be alive which can mean quitting drinking. Drinking can also lead to weight problems and seeing the numbers get higher on the scale can make you realize that excessive drinking is not worth the empty calories. No matter what the reasons are for why you started drinking, it is important that you use these motivators to help you quit drinking alcohol and going into treatment.
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