(HealthDay News) -- Whether you're drinking too much or too often, drinking alcohol to excess is a habit that some people want to better control.
Harvard Medical School suggests ways to curb drinking:
- Make a list of reasons to limit drinking.
- Stick to a limit on how much you will drink.
- Keep a diary of your drinking.
- Don't keep alcohol at home.
- Drink slowly, and never on an empty stomach.
- Choose alcohol-free days.
- Practice ways to say "no" to peer pressure.
- Keep busy with hobbies and other activities.
- Ask for support from friends and loved ones.
The school encourages you to check with your doctor first, especially if you seem dependent on alcohol.