In our episode featuring your stories about drinking, our listener Rachel told us about realizing she'd slipped into a nightly drinking habit—and trying to curb some of her desire to drink. "You have to kind of surf the urge," she explained. "Recognize that it's there, breathe into it, surf it out, try to distract yourself."
We asked you all to tell us how you "surf the urge"—what gets you through those times when you're arguing with yourself about whether to drink or not? From french fries to soccer leagues to pot, here's what you told us.
If you missed our episode about the ways drinking is and isn't working for you, go back and check it out. And if you're worried about the way you—or someone else in your life—are drinking, we've gathered a list of resources that might be helpful for you.