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Sobriety Affirmations To Help You Stop Drinking

We are great believers in the use of positive affirmations as a way of helping our clients refocus their thoughts and create better outcomes. A positive mantra may just be words to some people but to others, they are a great way of changing a negative mindset into one that can overcome problems. These sobriety affirmations are designed to be used as motivational mantras to help our clients focus on creating positive changes and taking back control over their drinking. 

Even though we talk about sobriety affirmations to help you stop drinking alcohol and assisting with addiction recovery these mantras can also be used by anyone who would like to cut back on their alcohol intake.

Not everyone has to stop drinking alcohol as part of our programs or be considering a sober life to use them. Many simply would like to drink less and alter bad habits that have crept into their lives.

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Positive Affirmations for Sobriety

When we develop sobriety affirmations or recovery mantras to help people to stop drinking alcohol we always arrange for what we have written to have a positive intent rather than a negative slant. We know that focusing on the positives will always far outweigh any negative suggestions or comments.

Hypnotherapy focuses on the same principles. We want our clients to think about the positive aspects of what they are doing and how much that will be of benefit to them in their lives. When the subconscious mind thinks about what it will gain from doing things differently it is far more likely to comply and create good outcomes for your mental and physical health.

Of course, you don’t have to walk around all day with a smile on your face but you do need to be aware that negative thinking is one of the main problems that can cause our clients to return to drinking alcohol to excess. Challenging old ingrained negative thought patterns such as low self-esteem or self-worth can go a long way to altering not only your drinking but also your general wellbeing as well.

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Affirmations to Drink Less

In addition, we want our sobriety affirmations to be goal orientated and set intentions out for what you want to happen. We are great believers in having a stop drinking alcohol plan rather than trying to wing it. What exactly do you want to accomplish? How do you want that to happen? When do you want that change to occur by? What do you expect in your addiction recovery? Setting SMART goals means that you know where you are now and where you want to be in the near future.

The problem is that many people will say to themselves that they want to stop drinking, stop substance abuse, have a sober life or cut back but they never put any deadlines on themselves to do this. That means they can spend months if not years getting nowhere with recovery because they are spending more time thinking about it than actually doing it.

Resolve to set some goals for yourself as part of your drink less and recovery so that you have ways of measuring your success.

Recovery Affirmations

Recovery affirmations should also use repetition and have some form of self-belief attached to them if they are to help with addiction. When we work with our clients to alter their mindset in hypnosis we repeat suggestions multiple times so that they stick in the subconscious. There is no point saying a daily mantra once and thinking that will be enough to help you stop drinking alcohol. Positive affirmations need to be used regularly to remind yourself of what you want to happen. Eventually when you say them often enough parts of them begin to stay in your mind.

You also can’t say the alcohol mantras and have absolutely no belief in what you are saying. You need to understand that you need to participate in making things happen if you want to alter your addiction. Words alone are not enough for your sobriety affirmations to work with addiction issues. They are there to help remind you of what you want to happen but require you to have an intention to create and want change as well.

Stop Drinking Affirmations

Here are 30 stop drinking affirmations that you can start using today to help you change old unhelpful behaviours with alcohol and assist your mental health. Pick one or two a day and take the time to consciously think about what you are saying rather than doing them out of habit.

  • I choose not to drink alcohol today.
  • I deserve to be happy and free.
  • I am in charge of my happiness and wellness.
  • I am making progress every day.
  • I am taking control of my addiction and what I do around alcohol.
  • My thoughts do not need to lead to actions.
  • I am stronger than I know.
  • I am replacing my habits with new positive ones.
  • I am healthy and take good care of myself.
  • I can do whatever I set out to do.
  • I achieve my goals with ease.
  • Water makes me feel cleansed and full of energy.
  • My life is moving in the best direction.
  • I am motivated and strong.
  • I am mindful of every action I take and its consequences.
  • I always make the best decisions for me.
  • I am growing and learning every day.
  • My past experience with alcohol does not define my future.
  • I love and accept myself.
  • I am happy to take one step at a time.
  • I have come a long way.
  • Emotionally I feel stable and secure.
  • I am not missing out.
  • I choose to exercise my self-control.
  • I am progressing, advancing and growing.
  • There is no limit to what I can achieve.
  • I love and trust myself.
  • I make my mental and physical health a priority.
  • I feel at peace and relaxed.
  • My mindset is strong and unwavering.

Other Methods to Control Your Drinking

In addition to our sobriety affirmations, we have other tools that you can use to help you drink less. Firstly you can use our Alcohol Tracker Worksheets and Printables to assist you in increasing your awareness of what you drink. Our printable worksheets help you not only monitor your triggers but also help you to understand the triggers that may be driving you to drink. Plus we have tips and suggestions included in the PDF to create healthier habits and build a change plan as well as the mantras which you can print out and keep.

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We also have a Drink Less Hypnosis Download which can be used as a daily meditation to help change your mindset around drinking. This guided meditation is designed to boost your motivation and willpower and change subconscious thought patterns around alcohol. Listen to it daily to allow the suggestions to help you to alter your habits.

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Finally, we run a Drink Less Alcohol program which takes place online. Simply contact us using the form below to get more information about how our four-session therapy program can help you to make a difference in how you drink.

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Martina McKeough
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