Distract yourself

Lots of people feel like they have to drink to have a good time. But there are other fun things to do that aren’t drinking. Occupying yourself with something else is a good way to distract yourself from reaching for your glass all the time.

Do something fun at the same time

Pair drinking with something else you enjoy. You could:

  • play games like darts, pool, or cards
  • eat good food
  • play music

Find a new hobby

Try something new. Some people never give themselves a chance to develop new skills, sports or hobbies because their time is taken up with drinking.

What about trying some of the free classes at your local community centre?

Always wanted to learn the guitar? The internet is full of free videos for you to pick up a few skills.

Why not start with some exercise or taking up a sport?