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Tips To Quit Drinking

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If you've landed on this page, you're probably in a place where you're considering taking a break from alcohol or cutting it out of your life completely.

Here at Reframe, we want to meet you on your journey, wherever you're at. This article will detail a couple important tips to quit drinking. Let’s take a look. 

  • Determine your "why." This is made up of some of the reasons you're considering quitting or cutting back on drinking. These reasons could be physical, emotional, or related to your relationships. When you identify your "why," you can come back to it when you need to center yourself.
  • Find a support system/community. One of the best things you can do is to surround yourself with people who support you. Identify trusted members of your network and confide in them. You can also find communities online or in-person with others who are on a similar journey. This way, you can hold each other accountable and be there for one another throughout this process.
  • Practice turning down a drink. In our culture, drinking alcohol is extremely commonplace, and it may even go against the desire to turn down a drink. Take time to practice ways to say "no."
  • Change your environment. Remove alcohol from your home. Take a different route to work that doesn't pass by the liquor store. In changing simple environmental factors, you can remove yourself from situations that may lead you to drink.
  • Embrace self-care and coping mechanisms. Oftentimes, we drink alcohol as a form of coping. Replace the time you'd spend drinking with other self-care and coping mechanisms, such as exercise, a new hobby, journaling, etc.
  • Learn the benefits. By drinking less or quitting alcohol, you’ll experience better sleep, mental health, and physical health. You’ll likely witness relationship and financial improvements, as well.  When you know of the benefits you're gaining from a changed relationship with alcohol, it may encourage you to keep going.
  • Have grit and persistence despite setbacks. It's incredibly common to experience setbacks, and it doesn't make you any less. When you experience a setback, reach out to your support system. Remind yourself that you can do this, and you can keep going. Your progress is not defined by a bump in the road.

Remember, you've got this! We at Reframe are here to support and help you along this journey. Join us today, and begin working toward a more fulfilling life.

Discover More Tips To Quit Drinking With Reframe!

Although it isn’t a treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), the Reframe app can help you cut back on drinking gradually, with the science-backed knowledge to empower you 100% of the way. Our proven program has helped millions of people around the world drink less and live more. And we want to help you get there, too!

The Reframe app equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to not only survive drinking less, but to thrive while you navigate the journey. Our daily research-backed readings teach you the neuroscience of alcohol, and our in-app Toolkit provides the resources and activities you need to navigate each challenge.

You’ll meet millions of fellow Reframers in our 24/7 Forum chat and daily Zoom check-in meetings. Receive encouragement from people worldwide who know exactly what you’re going through! You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with our licensed Reframe coaches for more personalized guidance.

Plus, we’re always introducing new features to optimize your in-app experience. We recently launched our in-app chatbot, Melody, powered by the world’s most powerful AI technology. Melody is here to help as you adjust to a life with less (or no) alcohol. 

And that’s not all! Every month, we launch fun challenges, like Dry/Damp January, Mental Health May, and Outdoorsy June. You won’t want to miss out on the chance to participate alongside fellow Reframers (or solo if that’s more your thing!).

The Reframe app is free for 7 days, so you don’t have anything to lose by trying it. Are you ready to feel empowered and discover life beyond alcohol? Then download our app through the App Store or Google Play today! 

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