How To Stop Alcohol Cravings transcript This is Alcohol Mastery, my name’s Kevin
O’Hara, and today I’m gonna be talking about how to deal with your alcohol cravings.
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You’ll get all the updates and all the videos that are coming over the next few weeks. Your cravings are definitely going to depend
on who you are, how much you’re addicted to alcohol, how long you’ve been drinking.
There are a whole lot of different variables. So some people are going to get mad cravings
and others are not going to get many at all. I used to get a lot of bad cravings when I
tried to give up in the past. But this time I didn’t.
I think my mental frame of mind; I was just in a different way of looking at things.
There’s different ways of dealing with your cravings.
Some are physical like getting good food into you, having a good sleep, going out and getting
some exercise. There’s other things that are in your mind.
Things that you can do in your head to try and push the thoughts of alcohol away. One of the things that really worked for me
was just playing the movie over in my head. Now when I got cravings I would fixate on
the pint of Guinness, I’d fixate on my mates being at the bar, the comradeship, the atmosphere
in the bar, that kind of thing. It was all very focused on getting into the
pub and getting that first pint of Guinness. So what I used to do was think about it and
run the whole scenario through my head from the start to the finish.
The movie would start in my head, from walking into the pub and getting that first pint.
Smelling it, tasting it, and then knocking it back.
Then I’d go to the next pint, the next pint, and the next pint, and keep drinking like
that until I was getting more and more drunk. At the end of the night, I’d have the barman
telling me to get the hell out of the put cause it was time to go home.
I’d be staggering home; I’d be at the door trying to fit the key into the lock for
a half an hour before I could get in. When I open the door, it’s very dark inside,
it’s very cold, and it’s very lonely. I’d go upstairs, I’d go to get in the
bed and it would be very cold and lonely in the bed.
The room would be spinning around, I’d feel ill, and I’d fall into a comatose sleep.
Then I’d picture myself waking up in the morning with a horrible hangover with a dry
mouth, headache, feeling ill, and feeling very depressed about what I’d done the night
before. Then, I’d reverse the whole thing.
I’d run the whole tape backwards. So I’d go back into bed again, fall asleep,
wake up. The room would be spinning and I’d stagger
down the stairs and out the door. Back into the pub where they wouldn’t be
too glad to see me. And all the pints would obviously come back
out. The barmaid would hand me a dirty glass.
And I’d fill it up and give it back to her. And for a full pint, she’d give me money.
I’d put the money in my pocket and she’d give me another dirty glass.
I’d fill it up, and this whole process would work for the rest of the movie.
I’d end up where the barmaid was delighted that I was going, wishing me all the best.
I’d have a full wallet of money and I’d be stone-cold-sober.
And then I’d imagine that the beer would go back into the barrels, the barrels would
be picked up by the brewers. They’d take it to the brewery, they’d
put it in these big caskets and they separate it out into the various components, the water,
the hops, the malt. Couldn’t do anyone any harm again.
So that was the movie that I used to play and it really did work for me, it sort of
got me out of that initial phase, where I was viewing the pint of Guinness and the comfort
of the pub to seeing what was at the end of the night. Your mind is one of the most powerful tools
on this planet. And it can really help you to achieve whatever
you want to achieve in life. But it can also destroy your life.
It’s the one thing that’s going to put you back on the drink and it’s the one thing
that’ll make sure that you’ll never drink again. Go to the website, just click on the link
down here below, and there’s a big post there with some more tips about curbing your
cravings. Also, leave a comment there, and let me know
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onwards and upwards!