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Meditation can be a helpful tool for reducing stress and managing cravings, which can be beneficial for someone trying to stop drinking alcohol. Here are some steps to help you get started with a meditation practice:

Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed.
Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight.
Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Take slow, deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
As thoughts come into your mind, acknowledge them, but then let them go and return your focus to your breath.
You can also use guided meditations specifically geared towards addiction recovery or reducing cravings.
Aim to meditate for at least 10 minutes a day, gradually increasing the amount of time as you become more comfortable with the practice.

Remember that meditation is just one tool that can be helpful for recovery. It’s important to seek professional help and support if you are struggling with alcohol addiction.