I have a friend that we'll call J, for purposes of anonymity, who's a musician that struggles with alcoholism. He recently completed a successful stint of rehab and claims he hasn't had a drink in 2 months. I think a lot of his success comes from changing his environment. J used to live in a house of "party dudes," but now he's living out in the country working on a farm. He essentially went from having 24/7 access and encouragement to drink to no access at all. We hang out about once or twice a week and he already looks a lot better. I obviously don't think everything is magically okay but you can tell he's made some big strides. The problem here is J is a musician and the only real places to play concerts in our area are bars. While J obviously isn't hanging out in bars now, he will probably have to if he wants to keep playing music in this area. Is there anything I can do to help him make this easier? I've offered to skip drinking at his shows so he has a sober person to hang out with, but is that really enough? I know J, and playing music is really important to him. He's currently taking a break from his band, but they have some things booked in July. I know there are other alcoholic performers who are able to perform in places that serve alcohol with no problems so I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions.