Lifestyle Changes to Manage Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
- Identify potential relapse triggers and develop coping strategies for difficult situations that pop up at work or home
- Avoid reaching for a drink when stressed or upset. Learn stress reduction or relaxation techniques. Consider starting a regular exercise program.
- Tell friends and family about your intentions. They can help you with your goals.
- Find ways to socialize without alcohol.
- Avoid going to bars or other places associated with drinking.
- Keep alcohol out of the home or office.
- Make new, nondrinking friends.
- Do fun things that do not involve alcohol.
- Continue attending support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
- Eat a healthful diet.
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