Psychotherapist Alexander Pyatnitsky told where he wants to drink after a hard day's work and how to overcome it, according to the site "Arguments and Facts". He noted that for most, alcohol is both a tranquilizer and an antidepressant in one bottle. This is due to the fact that alcoholic drinks are relaxing and improve your mood. However, in the case of attempts to quit drinking, it is necessary to understand the motivation for their actions, Pyatnitsky stressed. The specialist pointed out that in this case it is better to decompose the topic into parts. "Firstly, this approach will form an understanding of what needs to be fought. Secondly, it will answer the question of how to fight. Having all the necessary tools, it will be much easier to win. Thirdly, it will lead us to almost not a fundamental point: where does the desire to drink come from in principle? What does alcohol give? ", Pyatnitsky noted. He noted that the first stage of alcoholic illness occurs when it is difficult for a person to relax without alcohol. The psychotherapist emphasized that in this case, a person during the day thinks about how he will drink and relieve stress. Pyatnitsky said that this stage can last up to several years, depending on the characteristics of the organism. But if nothing is done, then the process can be aggravated. He noted that the problem needs to be caught in the bud. "At this stage, work with a psychotherapist can help, and not necessarily a long one. Discussion of options for reorganizing a lifestyle, competent work on stress prevention, restoring healthy sleep - all this quickly removes the desire to drink in the evening," Pyatnitsky stressed. The psychotherapist said that in the second stage of alcoholism, a person drinks alcohol every day and gets drunk in the morning. He noted that in this case it is impossible to cope with the problem on our own and it is necessary to involve a narcologist and a psychotherapist. Highlighting the reasons for the development of alcoholism, Pyatnitsky said that often a certain lifestyle leads to evening drinking, which implies nervous work and the lack of proper rest and hobbies. "A person, as it were, on moral and volitional strength, reaches the end of the working day and goes into the gap. If you look at this option for stress relief from the point of view of the short-term perspective, in the moment, then we can say that he works. before us will open the way to alcoholic illness with the loss of all life values - from health to social status and relationships with loved ones, "- said the psychotherapist. He suggested replacing alcohol consumption with some other occupation. Pyatnitsky gave examples when people started running in the evenings, walking, boxing or dancing. The psychotherapist stressed that he always reminds his patients of childhood, in which there were many other activities, and alcohol did not interest them. Earlier, the head of the Center for Research on Federal and Regional Alcohol Markets (TsIFRRA) Vadim Drobiz noted that during the pandemic, Russians did not buy alcohol more often during this period. He noted that the ban on corporate events, as well as a decrease in the number of home gatherings, influenced the fact that there was no increase in the purchase of alcoholic beverages in Russia.