We all are aware the drinking and smoking are harmful to us. Some people want to stop smoking and drinking but they are unable to do it because of their addiction. To some smoking and drinking are two different things and for some they go hand in hand. Stopping an addiction as such is not easy. It requires a lot of mental commitment to it. Here are some ways on how you could do it.
They say writing things down is good way to not forget things. Write down all the bad things that could happen to you if smoke or drink. Think of financial costs of such intoxication. Health gets affected. You need write everything on how it may affect you. Some people do not smoke always but emotions and situations trigger them to do so. Write them down. Family problems or work stress can be a situation trigger. Once you have written that you clearly know why you smoke. Have goals in mind. Try to stop the intake of alcohol over period of time. When you do, write them down.
When you have your goals all written down it is time for change. Without change you can’t achieve your goals. First thing is to get rid of all your addictive substances. Throw away the cigarettes and give away the alcohol. This includes everything that reminds you of them too, like your lighter and shot glasses. Once you clean your home of signs you need to make sure that you avoid places where people smoke and drink. If you possible you should also try to not hang around people who smoke and drink.
I am sure you will slowly start craving still for them. This the time you need to get occupied. Go on a trip with the family or join detox retreats program or simple wellness retreats to make you forget about everything. Exercise and sports are a good way to forget about all the substances. Find ways to relax yourself or get yourself a new hobby. These things will keep your mind busy from thinking about taking another smoke or a glass to drink.
There will be a lot trouble when you try to stop so I suggest you go for medical help if needed. You might get a few tablets reduce the nicotine in your body which is a good way to reduce craving. Ask your friends to support you by stopping you from inviting you to bars and drink and smoking around you. With some support I am sure you slowly reduce and then eventually stop smoking and drinking.