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The To 50 and Beyond podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Lori Massicot, that teaches you and inspires you to live an alcohol-free lifestyle later in life. For more information and show notes, please visit my website.

May 29, 2024

Episode 292 

I enjoyed drinking alone, and I know that being alone can be a challenge when you stop drinking. 

Whether you live alone or find drinking alone an enjoyable “reward,” but you don’t want to continue drinking, this episode is for you.

Today, I’m answering a question from a To 50 and Beyond listener, Kim, as part of my six-week Q&A series. 

Kim sent me an email saying: 

I go about 30 days without drinking but find it hard to keep it going, mainly because I live alone. No one will know if I drink, so I often give in and tell myself—I’ll have just a little (you know how this goes) or just because I’m bored or miss my nightly glasses of wine. How do I break this habit of giving in because of feeling this way? 

In this episode, I discuss the benefits of staying sober alone in midlife: building more trust, pride, confidence, and patience with yourself when you stay true to what you want more than alcohol. 

I share suggestions to help you if you’re feeling lonely, bored, or in the habit of rewarding yourself with alcohol to create new rituals for yourself.

My message to you is that you are not the only one who feels like drinking alone is enjoyable or lives alone and finds it hard not to give in. “I’ll just have one.”

Give yourself time and lots of love and kindness to help you find new ways to manage your daily life without drinking alcohol.

I’m with you 100%! 

Please contact me if you have a topic for the podcast or need a friend.

Thank you for listening!


Mentioned in this episode:

The Daily Sobriety Toolkit
Join Team Alcohol-Free


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