Have a hook to hang it all on, one that makes sense to you

It can be a complicated business trying to balance all your needs and commitments with a good waterproof plan that stops you drinking.

Try to have one overarching thought, one belief, one little sentence that sums up why you're not drinking.

Something like:

For example, look at this list of 'simple reasons to kick addictions', but make up your own.

Footnote

1 Sally Bercow: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/aug/19/sally-bercow-interview accessed 20 8 11