Thinking about drinking.

Have you considered how much alcohol you're drinking?

Did you choose to Go Sober for October?  One of the biggest problems with alcohol is how enmeshed it is into the lives of ordinary Britons.  The statistics are sobering, even if the subject matter isn’t. 8 million people drank over 6 units (for women) or 8 units (for men) on their heaviest drinking day, and 2.5 million people reported drinking over 14 units on their heaviest drinking days (Source).

The latest research, released earlier this year, indicated that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. Just one drink a day, increases a person’s risk of health problems, the study found.  There are clearly good reasons to cut down or even stop drinking.  However, it can prove difficult to keep the habits learned through the month-long period of abstinence going once people return to their regular routines.

This leads to most, if not all, of the health benefits experienced by the people who completed the Sober October challenge being undone.  The government favours a long-term moderation approach, promoting the concept of having alcohol-free days every week. Public Health England has reinforced this message with a new drink-free-days campaign, and released an app to help people monitor alcohol intake.

If you find the idea of taking a month off drinking unfathomable or struggle to maintain alcohol-free days regularly you may like to enlist some assistance.  Hypnotherapy has had proven success in helping clients break unwanted habits or addictions like excessive drinking.

“The good news,” says the National Council for Hypnotherapy, “is that you are in control, you can change how you react to certain situations, and you can protect yourself in ways that are healthy and which allow you succeed and grow stronger in body and mind. You just need to know how to change it, and to believe you can.”

Hypnotherapy works rapidly and successfully with bad habits and behaviours because it works directly with the subconscious, bypassing the critical mind and getting to the root of the issue so that changes can be made.  To find a hypnotherapist near you who can help you live life alcohol free visit the NCH’s hypnotherapy directory to find someone near you.