How to Resist the Urge to Drinking Alcohol

What are the ways to stop or resist the urge to drinking alcohol? 
Continuous drinking of alcohol is not good for the health just as we said earlier for smoking which we said its dangerous to the health. Its not so easy to stop a habit just like that but it can be done gradually especially if you are really serious about stopping alcohol consumption.

Recently, a guy told me he needs ideas on how je can stop alcohol consumption that he can’t just do without drinking everyday which means he is addicted to drinking alcohol and he can’t do without it. 

After a rough time with him and telling him about the dangers of alcohol and why he needs to stop, he still keeps drinking beer, rum, vodka etc and i told him, he will destroy himself, his brain and his lungs if he continues to drink this alcoholic drinks

interviewed another person who also drink beer and an addicted rum and spirit drinker and he said that he would have stopped but nothing is motivating him to stop him from drinking and the urge is not just there. I gave him some ideas and health hazards that come along with alcohol consumption and also some reasons why he need to stop this habit as fast as possible because he's still very young for it

As you read on with this post, I am going to write and explain few ideas that are convincing and what motivate you to stop even if you are addicted to alcoholic drinks.

1. The Health Hazards: One of the ways you can resist alcohol or the urge to drinking more alcohol is to always remind yourself of the dangers that come along with it. There are numerous health hazards of alcohol like lung cancer, stomach cancer, death, impotency, hypertension and many more. 

I once told a friend that he should Google the effect of alcohol on search engine, that over a million result will spring up and he confessed to me that he saw so much side effect that make him stop. 

Each time you remember lung cancer, kidney problem, liver problem, or a man who died of lungs related diseases due to alcohol, beer, tobacco, cigarette, I think that can make you stop drinking alcohol or resist the urge to drinking more of it.

2. Get Prepared for it: there was a time I was trying to overcome an addicted habit of mine but since I was prepared and each time the urge surface or flashes in my mind, I do away with it. This method has been proven by many other people that it can also resist the urge to drinking beer, rum or other dangerous spirit drinks. So, you need to get prepared for it and resist the urge and you will soon get rid of alcoholism as fast as possible.


3.  Get a Reminder: One of the best ways you can resist yourself from drinking alcohol or the urge to more consumption is to always set a reminder that reminds you to resist and find something else doing. Each time the reminder rings, you can set or  write “say no to alchol” “say no to drugs”, “say no to lung cancer” and many more of that, it works especially if you addicted to alcohol and you've been looking for ways to stop.

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4. Reward Yourself: I told an addicted alcohol drinker that want to stop alcoholism to always find ways of rewarding themselves after passing through some days or weeks of not drinking it. 

You can get a book, give yourself a pass mark and also use alternative ways like eating some fresh fruits or chilled soda water as reward. With time, you will enjoy what you do; the rewards and you will enjoy stopping to alcoholism.

5. Eat more Fruit; you can also resist the urge to alcohol consumption simply by replacing this urge with fruits. Each time you feel like drinking beer or rum, you can get some fruits like watermelon, orange, garden egg, pineapple, nuts, mango etc eat them in place of alcohol and you feel fine. It is better you get addicted to fruits and vegetables than to drink alcohol.Doing this will help you leave alcohol permanently and you gain freedom from this bad habit that can kill.

6. Invite a friend: one of the proven ways that work or I will say one of the best way to resist urge to taking alcohol and leaving it permanently is to try as much as possible to invite a friend, a mentor or a close person to help you monitor your progress. The person will be like a guide or someone who will help you to achieve better results to resisting alcohol intake.

7. Learn to Distract Yourself:  As I said earlier, you can leave alcohol or resist the urge to drinking alcohol simply by distracting yourself from the habit each time you feel like taking it. This you can do by distracting yourself by playing games, Facebook chatting with friends, going for games, watching some comedies, making research or better still get busy. 

You only need to find a good way to distract yourself from alcohol urges and with time, you won’t like to drink it again and this will keep you in the best state of health.

8. Drink More Water; Research claims that the human body needs over 7 glass cups of water per day and you also can learn to drink as many glass cups of water per day. It reduces the urge to drinking alcohol like rum and not only that, your body also get healthy with good digestion and high metabolism rate, your body get free of diseases and it also helps to maintain the weight which prevent weight gain.

In Conclusion, these are the sure and proven ways to resist the urge to alcohol intake which are described above. I see this as the best way because all the ideas shared are cheap, can be achievable and they are realistic. Even the Federal Ministry of Health warns that alcohol drinkers are liable to die young, then you need to stop drinking it or you find ways of resisting the alcohol urges that may occur. Thanks for reading.


  1. On a more serious note, I was a heavy drinker of alcohol but I got saved. It started when I was a bachelor then in school where on weekends we love to spend sometimes outside. I couldn't stop it any longer and I was getting fatter but I was diagnosed of liver issues which makes me stop. I though I can't stop alcohol but when problem cane, I have to stop?


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