Learn how to stop the abuse of alcohol. Alcohol can take you over physically and mentally, and it is one of the leading causes of death. Here are some steps you can take to begin quitting alcohol: Try to go cold turkey. If you can't go cold turkey, enlist the help of your friends or family to help you. Go to AA meetings or find a support group. Ask family and friends not to drink around you. Set some life goals. Try to be around different people and try new things to do. Seek professional help like a counselor or an addiction specialist. Go to a hospital and detox. Try to treat it early. Five things to remember: Recognize you have a problem. Admit that problem. Look for support groups like AA. Seek help from a counselor or addiction specialist. Believe in yourself.