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Quitting alcohol cold turkey is not as hard as it seems.  

t’s been over 365 days since my last drop of alcohol.

Over the last year, I’ve had numerous people tell me how impressed they are, and how they wished they could do it too, followed by excuses as to why they could never do it.

The truth is, if I did it, you can too. But, you have to actually want to quit.

I worked in the nightlife industry for years. I owned a nightclub, and a lounge, and was a club promoterDJ, bartender, and professional partier. At one point I was drinking anywhere from 120 to 200oz a week, and that lasted for years.

And then, I quit alcohol cold turkey. Let me tell you how I quit, and why you can too.

…This is how I quit:

  • I started writing and talking about quitting
  • I replaced alcohol with different beverages
  • I started identifying myself as a “sober person”
  • I set goals for myself where if I drank, it would set me back.
  • I replaced drinking time, with other fun activities such as chess, Settlers of Catan or poker.
  • I changed my sleeping habits so that I wouldn’t even be awake when others were drinking.

Doesn’t sound so hard, does it? 

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