What kinds of interests and activities can help a person who is quitting drinking?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Social worker Judi Cousin discusses what sort of activities can help a person who is quitting drinking.

    Host: What kinds of interest and activities can help a person who is quitting drinking?

    Judith W.

    Cousins: When a person is changing their lifestyle and they stop drinking. Some of the kinds of things that they can do, some of the kinds of activity that they can involve themselves in are for -- and there are many. For instance, exercising, running, going back to the gym, working out, bicycling, physical activity is really important when a person is healing, their health as well as their emotional self. Some of the old activities the person has given up because they have been drinking. For instance, people -- for example, have said to me well they used to paint or they used to draw or they used to be a part of a singing group.

    So, those are the activities that people can resume. They can also look in new activities joining a hiking group or joining a reading group or joining a group at a church. So, those are some of the -- there are so many, but those are some of the examples of ways that people can begin to involve in some of their activities.