Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Coping with problem drinking or alcoholism requires that you change your habits and make different lifestyle choices.

  • Consider your social situation. Make it clear to your friends and family that you are not drinking. You may need to distance yourself from friends and social situations that impair your recovery.
  • Develop healthy habits. For example, good sleep, regular physical activity and eating well all can make it easier for you to recover from alcoholism.
  • Do things that don't involve alcohol. You may find that many of your activities involve drinking. Replace them with hobbies or pastimes that are not centered around alcohol.
Aug. 09, 2012