3 Tips for Giving Up Alcohol

If you're not drinking, follow this advice to successfully change your lifestyle.

There are many kinds of New Year resolutions and plans for renewed wellness. A popular one is giving up alcohol. It can be tough to go cold turkey from your favorite beer or cocktail. Here are three tips to help you get over the hump.



Hide the Triggers

Ask a friend or family member to store your alcoholic beverages for the month. It can also help to put away your bottle-opener keychains and refrigerator magnets. You may want to steer clear of sitcoms and movies that take place in bars or feature a drinking culture.

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