When you’re in lockdown, handling your addictions well can be a challenge. Alcoholism, in particular, can be hard to manage. Let’s look at the ways you can deal with this part of your wellness during the lockdown.

You need a plan to handle alcoholism in lockdown.
You need a plan to handle alcoholism in lockdown.
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Manage Your Lockdown Time

Boredom is not your friend when it comes to alcoholism. With nothing to do, you’re more likely to seek out a bottle. This is easier than ever-even during the lockdown- thanks to online delivery services. The best way to tackle lockdown boredom is to manage your time well.

The lockdown is a great opportunity to explore new activities online. With so many schools and organizations offering free courses, you can learn a new skill. If you have some money to spare, the right certificate can really open doors for you once the pandemic is over.

Find Ways to Deal With Lockdown Stress

Stress is a huge factor when it comes to managing alcoholism. There are many reasons you may feel stressed right now. It could be the simple fact that we’re in lockdown, or maybe you’re dealing with harder issues. Whatever your situation may be, it’s important to learn how to handle the stress in a healthy way.

If your usual coping strategies are outside of your home, it’s time to try a new approach. Some simple do-it-yourself projects might be just what you need to take your mind off the lockdown. Focusing on a hands-on activity during the lockdown can help you manage your alcoholism.

Reaching out to others is one way to handle alcoholism during lockdown.
Reaching out to others is one way to handle alcoholism during lockdown.
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Get Support for Alcoholism Wherever You Can

One thing is for sure, you can’t handle your alcoholism alone. That’s true whether you’re in lockdown or not. If you have a sponsor, don’t be afraid to reach out to them. While they may be dealing with their own lockdown issues, they’re still there to help.

If that’s not an option for you, check out the other resources that are available. You can connect with some of them online while others are just a phone call away. Don’t forget to reach out to the large virtual community that’s also dealing with alcoholism. They can give you even more tools to handle the lockdown.


Managing alcoholism is never easy. The lockdown has only made this harder. The good news is that you’re not alone. Once you know where to look, you’ll find what you need to handle your alcoholism during the lockdown.