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Ashley-Health Educator Dec 28, 2018 (05:25 PM)  

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Hi Sportsfan89,

Great question! The program contains a ton of great advice on how to pace yourself.  I encourage you to have a read.

Also, if you are attempting moderation it is best to go through a period of abstinence first. This allows us to change our habits and lifestyle effectively. Addictions counsellor recommend a three month abstinence period and then to reassess if you would like to continue to drink and under what conditions. Total abstinence can be very challenging for people who drink regularly. It often helps knowing that this will more likely lead to success and it is only temporary.

Other ways to pace yourself is to only keep small amounts of alcohol in the house, having a glass of water between each drink, choosing drinks with a lower alcohol content, avoiding people you often over drink with. Also, what is your danger range? Some people can have one or two drinks and then stop but when they reach a certain point they have trouble stopping. Know your danger range and do not go above it under any circumstances. Having a supportive quit buddy can also help to remind you but you have to be the one to work on the self control and should not be the responsibility of someone else.

I hope some more members stop by to offer their suggestions.

Keep us updated on how you are doing,

Ashley, Health Educator

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Sportsfan89 Dec 18, 2018 (03:01 PM)  

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Hello everyone, 

My name is D.B and my biggest problem is when I start to drink, I lose control and can't stop. I was wondering if anyone has any tips or suggestions to help me pace myself. 


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