Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th?
Think there’s ‘no point’ in just one drink?
Quitting drinking, whether for a month or for life, is enormously satisfying, but also fiendishly difficult.
-There’s the getting started (‘But I have that party next week!’)
-There’s the feeling clenched and socially anxious.
-Throw in a sizeable amount of social pressure and suspicious questions (‘So, do you have a drinking problem?’
-Finally, chuck in the hundreds of pro-drinking messages we see every day; films where a round of shots always comes with a whoop; fridge magnets that say ‘I don’t trust people who don’t drink’; pub clapboards announcing ‘Strong people need strong drinks’; and memes declaring ‘Beer: it’s a holiday in a glass.’
Whew. It’s no wonder we find it tricky to stay teetotal. But don’t worry. We’re going to tackle all of the above. I’m going to give you tools that enable you to clear all of these stumbling blocks with the grace of a gazelle.
So, let’s get started, shall we?
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