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Meditation can be a useful tool to help people stop drinking. It can help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and increase self-awareness. Here are some steps to help you use meditation to stop drinking:

Find a quiet, peaceful space where you can meditate without distractions.
Sit comfortably with your back straight and your hands resting in your lap.
Close your eyes and take several deep breaths to help you relax.
Focus on your breath and allow your thoughts to come and go without judgment.
If you notice thoughts about drinking, acknowledge them and let them pass without dwelling on them.
Visualize yourself in a calm and peaceful state, free from alcohol.
Repeat a positive affirmation or mantra, such as “I am in control of my thoughts and actions” or “I choose a healthy and sober life.”
Practice regularly, ideally for at least 10-15 minutes per day.

It’s important to remember that meditation is just one tool in the recovery process and should be used in conjunction with other strategies, such as seeking professional help and support from loved ones.