I haven't had any alcohol for 4 weeks now. I wanted to stop for awhile now but whenever I get bored I would slip back into the bottle again. I needed something to do in my spare time. I took the time to think about my childhood and what kept me straight. Back in the day the only thing that kept at home and away from peer pressure was playing video games. Sure I could be reading a book, but I found that boring as well. Video games always entertained me and kept me entertained. So for the past month or so I have been immersing myself in video games again. Guess what? I haven't had a drink in a month. So yes, video games can keep me entertained and away from alcohol. So it does work.