Help me to quit drinking

help quit drinking alcoholThere are many ways to quit drinking

  • you can check-in to a rehab if you’ve got the time,
  • you can try taking ‘Antabuse‘ (which will make you feel very ill if you drink any alcohol),
  • you could go to AA meetings to meet people with similar problems and do the 12 steps (but do you believe in a higher power?),
  • you could get a gym membership and spend every evening working out to distract yourself (not going to happen, right?),
  • you might want to try Kudzu (a herbal supplement which helps you cut down how much alcohol you want to drink),
  • best of all though, you can try the most convenient help available – online one-to-one therapy.

Online therapy will help you to quit drinking by encouraging you to change some aspects of your lifestyle, by getting you to look at the emotional and cognitive aspects of your habit, helping you to deal with anxiety or stress a bit better and by giving you some easy, practical tips to cut down the amount of alcohol you drink on a daily basis. It is probably the best option for those who are abusing alcohol, but who are not dependent alcoholics. (see: Am I an alcoholic?)

To quit drinking you first have to ask the question – “WHY am I drinking so much?” Our therapy service will help you to answer that.

209 Comments

  1. Anonymous 1 July, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I just woke up from a whole weekend of drinking. It’s Sunday and it started Friday. I feel so down. I feel like I don’t want to go on. I tried to stop but I keep telling myself I can handle it.

  2. Anonymous 30 April, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Hi I think I have a problem, I am an alcoholic, I hate myself right now. I drink almost everyday and regret it the next morning. I am trying to avoid alcohol but with so much going on in my life I really cant. I have realise I need help.

  3. lim 28 April, 2018 at 5:08 am - Reply

    now a days I’m ruining ma own life I don’t know why I’m getting involved in this shit I drink 2 bottles of alcohol per day from morning to night I’m so depressed now I lost ma job quarrel with parents and I’m 26 yrs old please help me I want to quit this habit but the more I drink the more I’m liking this when I drink I sleep the whole day my hands are shaking and I fear while driving and most of time I see the very disturbing dreams I cry I don’t know please help me out of this I fear I would endup ma life right know I’m drinking please guys help me

    • Anonymous 28 April, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      and when I don’t get drinks I wriggle here and there and now it’s the main reason iam facing money problem and when it got over shots I don’t like to eat i feel anxious please send some motivating words iam dying inside

  4. Bob 7 April, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I’m struggling to stop drinking.everyday it’s all I think about full of anxiety and fear . I’ve been to rehab but this hasn’t stopped me drinking . I’m so tired of it all

  5. Jay 21 March, 2018 at 5:50 am - Reply

    I started killing my self with alcohol when my daughter was born with serve brain damage due to hospital negligence,,, so I drank because I didn’t want to think of her future, and if I drank my self to death then I’m not comiting suicide but it was an easy way out … I went on felling sorry for ma self for year’s…. until the last 3 years were I give my head a shake and accepted it, unfortunately for me I can’t shift the alcohol and I will not live to see 40 if I can’t stop it… I can’t seem to brake the habit ……i really don’t want this no more I just can’t see past it

  6. Charles Thompson 18 February, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Im a drunk 🙁

    • Anonymous 25 April, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Well said

  7. Anonymous 30 January, 2018 at 4:27 am - Reply

    So proud of your honesty and so sorry for what up have been through, I drink a cask of wine a day and am scared for what happens next :(. I hope someone understands this 🙁

    • Holly 15 February, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      I know exactly what you mean. I’m out of control and I’m terrified of what I’m next to loose. Alcohol has changed me into someone dishonest and living in constant fear. I’m glad to have found this site cause I want to change my life & be happy.

    • Anonymous 15 March, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Oh yeah. I understand the amount, I want to understand the “why”. I went to a group session yesterday and the only thing I was thinking was “I have a half box of wine and I can drink that tomorrow.”. Maybe once this box is done…who am I kidding.

  8. Daniel 15 January, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    I feel same I drink morning to night and it’s the special k cider %8.5 cans 12 of these a day I’m feeling ill today though think I got poison and my lips been burning

  9. Michelle Moore 13 January, 2018 at 3:45 am - Reply

    I drink every night. It helps me cope. Help me please. I want to stop

    • Tobin Hunt 13 January, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Please get in touch via the Contact page Michelle, we can help you.

  10. Anonymous 3 January, 2018 at 5:08 am - Reply

    I’m lost. Sorry Andrew my son

  11. Vicky 28 December, 2017 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m an alcoholic and I really need some help , I’m too proud or stubborn to admit it to anyone I know although I suspect some might know , I don’t know what to do

    • Tobin Hunt 29 December, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

      You’ve admitted it to yourself though, so that’s the most important step. Join our forum for some free advice and support, the link is at the top of the page.

  12. Skorzeny 10 November, 2017 at 4:22 am - Reply

    I keep saying i’ll just have a couple during bdays and weddings etc. doesn’t happen. I’ll have some during the week and when i can’t sleep. i enjoy it too much and many times i can’t stop. Its not good and not sure where to turn for help. Id rather get into my hobbies but with so much stress in my life with school and work i keep giving in. Wish i could stop cold and quit using beer to cope with my stress and problems. sounds easy but strange how hard it is. Sometimes i wish knew someone with the same problem that i could bounce ideas off of and offer support.

    • Shola 5 January, 2018 at 1:37 am - Reply

      You just described my life. I am currently up at 2:36 AM and I can’t sleep, and I am drinking. Maybe we can help each other. sholatheanimalman@yahoo.com

  13. Anonymous 26 October, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Hello my life has turned into an inevitable pit.Only matter of when the bottom falls out.

  14. dhvanee 11 September, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    i am a resident doctor in obgyn and i have been drinking since 5 years now. i feel like my life is crashing and i am helpless about it. i cant seem to get over it .my fears, my insecurities and i am stuck in a vicious cycle. i am talking medical therapy but even that doesnt seem to be working. i need help desparately .

  15. Danny 29 August, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m struggling so much with drink. I feel I can’t go a day without one bottle of wine but more recently two. I feel so sad in the morning. My wife loves me and never criticise what I do, but really feel I’m a let down.

  16. Anonymous 13 July, 2017 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    71 yrs old and drinking AGAIN. Ashamed, embarrassed, need A WAY TO SAY NO, HELP PLEASE

    • Tobin Hunt 14 July, 2017 at 8:57 am - Reply

      You might find it helpful to join our support forum; there are plenty of people on there in a similar situation to you, they can probably offer some advice. Of course if you need further support, consider trying a Skype therapy session with us – just fill out the contact form in the top menu.

    • Lynne 12 July, 2018 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      I’m 60 and ashamed and embarrassed with myself i lie to my family and I hate myself for drinking i can’t just have one drink .

  17. Anonymous 8 July, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    I’m drinking everyday and I just need help

    • Michelle 12 July, 2017 at 12:01 am - Reply

      Me too

  18. Ben 20 June, 2017 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Hy im 33 and i love my kids and my wife and i want to quit drinking because i treat them bad when im drunk

  19. Anonymous 29 April, 2017 at 4:18 am - Reply

    I have never hurt my kids or my gkids, I love them so much, I just can not stop drinking so much.

  20. Anonymous 29 April, 2017 at 4:04 am - Reply

    I cant stop drinking and my life is at end.

    • Tobin Hunt 29 April, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Please seek help if you’re contemplating ending your life, it’s always possible your situation could change if you have another go at it with some support.

      http://www.samaritans.org

    • Vic 8 June, 2017 at 2:24 am - Reply

      Hi there. I know how you feel but fortunately someone help me quit forever and no more cravings in 6 days

    • Anonymous 24 June, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      I feel like that to xxxx

    • Christine 7 July, 2017 at 2:18 am - Reply

      Hi anonymous 29 april17 how are you doing?:) I do hope that you are okay? Well that’s a silly thing to say I don’t know your story of your life but .. I can only say that the misery that drink causes so much depression and isolation feeling abandoned and alone and no escape!! Well that’s what I’ve felt. .. There are so many people who want to help you honestly and feel helpless too.. There are ca teams and alcohol Counselling , even day centres but such a waiting list ! There are so many real desperate folk out there!!! I’ve and still am so so down feel there is no one to offer help fast enuff I get it. But you must try and be strong fight if you can hold on please!!! Speak to your doc I know it’s like you think they have no consideration or sympathy for your struggle but you need to get it across you are in great despair and a danger to yourself ….. Hold on please I’ll pray for you.) x

  21. Deedee 20 April, 2017 at 7:09 am - Reply

    What is the difference between a alcoholic and a sellfish drinker? I’m 53 and can’t seem to manage this problem.

    • Christine 7 July, 2017 at 1:52 am - Reply

      Hi DeDe I’m a 45 year old woman ..and started drinking when I was 14 yrs ..my parents were alcoholics my mother worked tho..but drank when she came home .my dad beat her constant he was a control freak and terrified me my sis and bro.. Mum died when I was 14 and I hit the booze .. Grew up being neglected and even was in care who’s my older brother when we were really young. I now have three kids .. All beautiful but had really bad realationships searching for someone to care and love accept me!! My partner left with my daughter when she was four and I hit the bottle.. Went on every antidepressant ther is! Took drugs. Been raped , abused, battered, stalked, woke up in the usual strange houses with alsorts put myself in so many scarey positions too pretty frighting!dont even know how I m still here! Must be a bloody miricle omg! Sorry I’m not trying to bore you honest but just get carried away! Now I have put my kids in danger twice which I deeply regret and am guilt ridden .. Put men before my kids I feel mortified.. What I’m saying is I have been so selfish and greedy YES! That is what you become I’m afraid you seem to go on self pity mode as if the world owes you! But the truth is you well I could only take so much! Then snap..I still drink but can manage it better with support . Care am alcohol counselling. You need to find out the reasons why you drink?Cognitive behaviour counselling it’s available if you ask? I have done some shameful stuf and believe me it can eat away at you lost all my family don’t get invites to gatherings. Feel isolated alone. I don’t trust anyone people have stolen everything from my house irreplaceable jewellery , pics of kids. There are some people eho have took advantage sexually! It’s so sole destroying some horrible folk out there want to hurt you for their self gain. You need to get out ther don’t give in to it! Yes it’s hard but mabye you can at least cut down right? It’s a start eh:). I bet your just real fed up ? You get that way I’m the same . Now I am alone no kids . My partner died a year ago and I just feel so alone. Being selfish is just a trait of alcoholism to be truthful. Get out go wZljd mabye ? Goin a yoga class. You will znd can meet people who are going through the same issues believe me. You are not alone:) hey one step at a time baby ones ha! I’m so sorry if I bored you! Never meant to. Takecare and good luck x Christine:)

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