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Five Ways To Cut Down On Alcohol In 2024

May 10, 2024

Alcohol can be a crutch for many. It can be an opportunity for celebration and socialization and, for others, a slippery slope into addiction or abuse of other vices.

Whether that’s drugs, gambling, or anything that’s otherwise hard to give up.

How to cut down on Alcohol. Troubling image of woman holding a glass of alcohol while asleep

With alcohol, you want to be careful of how much you’re consuming on a daily or weekly basis.

For some people, alcohol can be enjoyed without feeling like it’s taking advantage of them. However, for others, it can end up being something quite dark and sinister.

Here are five ways to cut down on alcohol in 2024.

Make a Plan

If you want to cut down on alcohol, make sure you have a plan to begin with.

There are a lot of obstacles that come with consuming alcohol and trying to give it up – or at least reduce your consumption.

It is, therefore, crucial to set a plan in motion so that you can be more proactive in your efforts to cut down on alcohol.

Perhaps you could even set yourself a goal so that you are able to maximize your efforts when cutting down.

You may find it helpful to write down or journal a list of benefits of giving up or cutting down on alcohol for you.

This can help to keep to this plan and the goals you set.

Try Alcohol-free Drinks

Alcohol-free drinks are a great way to enjoy the fun without needing to consume alcohol.

The market of non-alcoholic beverages has certainly grown in recent years, with big brands that were formidably known for their alcohol also jumping on the bandwagon.

With alcohol-free drinks, you can keep the consumption low, and you’ll still feel like you’re involved with the rest of the crowd by having a drink in your hand.

cutting down on alcohol image shows 2 glasses of clear peach coloured alcohol free drinks with grapefruit and cucumber slices

Consider Your Social Calendar

Your social calendar is something to be mindful of when it comes to alcohol.

If you’re not being careful with your social events and get-togethers, then cutting down on alcohol might prove harder than it’s worth.

Look at who you’re socializing with and how this might influence your alcohol consumption.

By reducing your social events or changing locations, you might make the typically boozy event less boozy as a result.

Stay Hydrated

A good way to tackle alcohol consumption is by drinking plenty of water.

Water is incredibly beneficial to the body and should be something you drink regularly.

Sometimes, regularly consuming alcohol may reduce the amount of water people take in a day.

When trying to cut down on alcohol, try to up your intake of water so that you’re replacing the toxic liquid with something healthy and positive for your body.

You should be consuming at least a litre of water a day; for some, that’s easy, and for others, not so much.

Make your water taste better with flavoured options if you need them.

Detox From It Completely

Finally, if you’re able to and it’s something you want to do, then you could always try and detox from alcohol completely.

It’s not for everyone, but it would certainly make a world of difference in your life if you choose this option.

Not just for your health but for your wallet, too!

Cutting down on alcohol is the latest trendy thing to do, so why not try and find ways to cut down your intake?

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All AskAwayHealth articles are written by practising  Medical Practitioners on a wide range of healthcare conditions to provide evidence-based guidance and to help promote quality healthcare. 

The advice in our material is not meant to replace the management of your specific condition by a qualified healthcare practitioner. To discuss your condition, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a health practitioner or reach us directly.

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