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How do most people quit drinking?

How do most people quit drinking?

AA: Alcoholics Anonymous is a good resource for those who want to quit drinking: www.aa.org. You can find meetings local to you. Otherwise, it is important to believe that you have the power to do healthy things for your life. One has to have the belief that you can make healthy decisions and stick with them. Good luck you you. ...Read more

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How should I feel now that I quit drinking?

How should I feel now that I quit drinking?

Up to you: It's up to you of course -- but i hope you'll feel like getting into a recovery program to maintain your sobriety and find new ways of enjoying your life. Congratulations for deciding to quit drinking. For most people, this is a moment-by-moment decision -- and supports like aa help. ...Read more

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What can you do to quit drinking permanently?

What can you do to quit drinking permanently?

One day at a time.: Please look up alcoholic anonymous on-line or in your yellow pages. Ask about locations and times of meetings. Go to 90 meetings in the next 90 meetings. Get a sponsor (even if only a temporary sponsor). Start working a 12 step program now. Acupuncture can be very helpful with cravings. An addiction medicine specialist is also a good move. Take care. ...Read more

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Can someone really quit drinking after 50+ years?

Can someone really  quit drinking after 50+ years?

Sure: Change is possible as long as you're on this plane. I've seen people of all ages turn their lives around. Please consider attending aa and getting a sponsor to help you work your 12-step program. You also may want to see a psychiatrist, to deal with any conditions like anxiety or depression that could interfere with your recovery. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can quit drinking who do I go to?

Can you tell me how i can quit drinking who do I go to?

Alcohol: If you have a history of chronic, heavy alcohol use, you may need to be detoxified in a hospital. Encourage you to become involved with alcoholics anonymous (aa). It is free, confidential, supportive and can be very effective. Additionally, consider working with an addiction medicine specialist or an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I get my grandparents to quit drinking? My uncle too

How can I get my grandparents to quit drinking? My uncle too

Family disease: Alcoholism is a family disease. Consider attending a meeting of al-anon for the families and friends of problem drinkers. ...Read more

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The white balls have shown up twice. Both since i quit drinking.

The white balls have shown up twice. Both since i quit drinking.

Please explain: I dont understand what you mean. What is your question. Please calirfy and ask again. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have decided quit drinking for good and i need some advice to stay away?

I have decided quit drinking for good and i need some advice to stay away?

The best advice I : Can give to you is to pick up your yellow pages as look under aa or alcoholics anonymous. Call the number to get info about local meetings. Or you can google this online. ...Read more

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Please describe a good method to quit drinking without having to turn to groups like aa?

Please describe a good method to quit drinking without having to turn to groups like aa?

Alternatives: There are a number of programs that are not 12 step based. Smart recovery (self-management & recovery training), rational recovery (with addictive voic recognition technique) & lifering (sobriety/secularity/ self-help). There are also non-12 step rehabilitation centers. You can also work with an addiction medicine specialist. I personally support a 12 step model wiht patients. ...Read more